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The Woods Academy

Where curiosity and confidence thrive.

We are

a private, co-educational, inclusive Catholic school, preschool – grade 8, where curiosity and confidence thrive.

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The Hallmarks

Of a Woods Education

Daily World Language

From preschool through Grade 8, our students learn French or Spanish, developing a love for languages that they carry to high school and beyond.

Faith life & Community Service

As a Catholic school, the faith development and character education of our children is devoted to enriching students’ lives and preparing them to lead lives of significance. Lessons on faith and values anchor everyday life.

The Arts

Our talented, creative arts faculty cultivates our students’ artistic gifts, engaging their minds, bodies, and spirits through art education that includes music, visual arts, and performing arts.

Montessori Preschool

The Woods Montessori program meets the needs and interests of three to six year olds. Learning is intrinsically motivating and joyful in the multi-age classroom and prepared environment.


Our students’ foundation in technology includes understanding how it works and how to use it to change lives. Our technology supports innovative learning at all ages – from interactive whiteboard projectors in all classrooms, to iPad learning stations in our Montessori Preschool, and one-to-one student devices in Grades 1 through 8.


Our athletics program is a critical part of our children’s education. It provides building blocks in their development while giving them an appreciation for health and fitness as well as habits that will last a lifetime.

From the Blog

When Your Child Does not Want to Go to School
Dr. Handy, Director of Guidance

When a student appears to be “uncomfortable” about going to school, this should be a sign to parents that they need to explore what is happening during the course of a school day. Why is their child disheartened?

The Science of Teaching
Ms. Firstenberg, 6th Grade Math & Science Teacher

Mrs. Tanzi, Mrs. Papazian, and I had the opportunity to attend The Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy at St. Andrew's Episcopal School from July 23-27 where we learned about the latest and most cutting edge mind, brain, and education research. The Woods has partnered with St. Andrew's and their Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning (CTTL) to send a few teachers to this conference every year for the next three years.

The Resilient Child
Dr. Handy, Director of Guidance

In our fast paced and changing world, as parents, most of us are firmly committed to developing resiliency in our children.

With the level of parent information available today, it can be difficult at times to extricate that which is first and foremost in giving children all that they need to become successful adults. We can all agree that it takes sturdy character for all human beings to navigate successfully in this world. It is this sense of character, this resiliency that must be our legacy to the next generation.

Playing Sports Smart
Mrs. Ricca, Athletic Director

It’s no secret that most kids really enjoy playing sports. Did you know that participating in sports offers tremendous social, emotional, and physical benefits for children?

One of the most devastating things that can happen to a child, is becoming injured and having to sit out during a season. Here are some tips to help prevent injury and keep your child in the game!


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