Northwood Elementary 

818 W. Lexington Ave. |  High Point, NC 27262 | Phone: 336-819-2920

Northwood Elementary school is an internationally-minded learning community dedicated to developing a challenging academic program of inquiry and compassionate socially aware actions inclusive of all stakeholders within the broader context of world citizenship through the acquisition and application of 21st century skills.

Unique features about the school

Northwood is a magnet school offering the International Baccalaureate Programme to our students. Through this theme our school works to create an internationally minded school committed to service to our local and global community. Northwood Elementary is the only GCS school to offer Mandarin Chinese language and culture classes presented by visiting teachers from China to all students through a partnership with College Board. Our Communities in Schools Liaison connects our school with the greater community by offering opportunities to local church and business partners and brings in over 200 volunteers to our building each week. This includes a new VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) partnership with High Point University.


Clubs and sponsored teams (ex. Robotics, Quiz Bowl, Chess Club, etc.)

Northwood offers art and music classes to all students that support the IB themes at each grade level. In addition, Northwood has an outstanding choral group, The Notables, which performs at local events throughout the school year. Students also participate in GoFar, Student Council, and the Safety Patrol


Arts disciplines at school

Chorus;Visual Art;


Community service at school (noteworthy programs)

Northwood works in partnership with Food Corp to develop and tend a school and community garden. This extends our focus on Healthy Living Habits supported through a Fruit and Vegetable grant that provides a healthy fruit or vegetable snack for all or our students each day. Northwood is also a strong supporter of the United Way. Our school’s annual contribution to the organization through our student and staff campaigns is among the highest total giving in High Point.