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

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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.

Technology

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.

Athletics

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

Key Words are the Key to Comprehension
Mrs. Phelps & Ms. Camalier, 2nd Grade Teachers

Using key words such as first, then, next, and finally to retell a story in sequential order facilitates comprehension. The 2nd graders practiced this technique after reading fables, fairy tales, and legends.

Little People littleBits
Ms. Dosh & Ms. Vassos, 3rd Grade Teachers

The third graders have embarked on a journey of exploration, discovery, creativity and innovation. They may be using Little bits, which are part of a STEAM student set, and they may be young children in grade three at The Woods Academy. However, the thought processes that go into the children’s planning when engaging in the creation of inventions using the Little Bits, are enormous.

Terrific Tanagrams & Inventive Imaginations
Ms. Talbot & Mrs. Mullally, 4th Grade Teachers

What is a tangram? It’s a Chinese puzzle made up of 7 shapes.

Tangrams can teach children about spatial relationships and geometric terms.

The use of tangrams can also develop students’ problem solving skills.

Four score and seven years ago…
Mr. Clubbs, 7th & 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Recently, the eighth grade students traversed the steps of Civil War soldiers at Harpers Ferry, WV, Antietam, MD, and Gettysburg, PA.

It was wonderful to see all the students engaged in this fun and educational experience.

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