The Woods Academy

Head of School Welcome

Dear Friends and Visitors,
Welcome to The Woods Academy and thank you for taking the time to explore our site to learn more about us. As our mission states, “We are an inclusive Catholic community preparing boys and girls to lead lives of significance.” No website can give the full feel of a school, but I hope you get a sense of our community, breadth of programs, and amazing outcomes. Please do come to campus and get an even better understanding of the welcoming and supportive faculty, administrators, parents, and students at The Woods.

Our school is a community. In fact, it is a family. From our Montessori pre-school through the 8th grade our students are challenged and supported by a caring group of educators, friends, and parents. The Woods Academy is a place that celebrates the individualism of the child in a nurturing community with a well-rounded program. I often say our children become renaissance young men and women during their time at The Woods. The pre-K-8 model is a big key to that, along with the expansive programs. From amazing arts, to competitive athletics, to interactive technology, to strong academics, to an inclusive faith life, to a rich daily world language experience, our students explore their creativity and curiosity and become confident young adults.
Students at The Woods Academy discover who they are through a program of excellence, integrated curriculum, personalized attention, and a faith that guides us to serve others along the way. It is no coincidence that our graduating students site their service work and caring community as two of the most important aspects of their time at The Woods. This combined with an almost 100% acceptance rate at the high school of their choice signifies the great work of this community.
Our children are encouraged to be curious and that comes alive through creativity, critical thinking, faith-based character development, and collaboration. This enables our children to become confident students who are prepared to lead a life of significance. Please click through the pages to learn more and come visit us on Greentree Road. Thank you and Welcome!
Joseph E. Powers
Head of School