Upper School at The Woods includes grades five through eight. Our program encourages the development of responsible young men and women through a rigorous academic sequence that emphasizes critical and independent thinking. Above all, we respect students as thinkers and learners. Young adolescents have different interests, strengths, and learning styles. The Upper School structure is designed to emphasize team teaching, varied student groupings, and activities geared to meet individual needs.
The program acknowledges and appreciates young adolescents’ need for structure as well as autonomy, and their desire for acceptance and success. Strong arts, athletics, and guidance programs buttress academics and support a climate in which middle school students can thrive. Our community service program, adviser system and small class size reflect our commitment to developing students’ sense of social responsibility. Students develop essential skills through exploration, inquiry and reflection.