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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.


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

Ms. Dosh & Ms. Vassos, 3rd Grade Teachers

We never knew rocks could be so much fun. The third graders have been busy sorting, categorizing, and performing cleavage, streak, hardness and luster tests on our igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.

Beware of Shark Teeth!
Mrs. Phelps & Ms. Camalier, 2nd Grade Teachers

Second grade has been putting our hands, minds, and eyes to work! In science, we have been exploring shark teeth from Miocene Shark Teeth of Calvert County.

Children for Others
Dr. Handy, Director of Guidance & Counseling and Religion Teacher

Religion class at The Woods throughout the grades puts a great deal of focus on serving the needs of others based on the two Great Commandments.

Notes from the Guidance Office: Suicide Prevention
Dr. Handy, Director of Guidance & Counseling

With the National focus recently on Suicide Prevention Awareness as a time to share resources and stories and bring attention to the matter, it is beneficial to know the facts and have useful information at hand.

Physical Activity Can Improve Classroom Behavior
Mr. Parker, PE Teacher

We all know that being physically active is good for our health. The CDC also reminds us that children who are physically active not only perform better academically but also have better behavior in the classroom.


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