Athletics are a critical part of a child's education and building blocks in their development. At the same time, they acquire an appreciation for health and fitness and habits that will remain with them for the long-term.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Practical Life lessons in our Montessori preschool classrooms allow children to, as the name suggests, practice life. They button, pour, spoon, polish, and wash. They learn to care for their environment by crumbing, window washing, and taking care of plants. Lessons in Grace and Courtesy provide a framework for interacting with others in a kind, yet confident way.
I’ve become accustomed to counseling and teaching in a lot of different physical settings, and over that time I’ve learned to minimize the physical supplies that I need, because I am usually carrying them around with me. But it’s reinforced a notion that I’ve always been a fan of – that schools are far less about the physical buildings and amenities than they are about the people inside of those buildings.
No one really understands the life of a teacher. Students may think they are mysterious creatures who only exist at school. Can anyone imagine how teachers spend their summers when school is not in session? Have you ever wondered what teachers do with those wonderful few months of freedom? Here is a glimpse of how some teachers from The Woods Academy spent their summers.
Seventh grade French students have been studying the beautiful city of Québec recently. In a normal year, we would have been able to travel there, but even though we can’t do that we’re still doing our best to imagine ourselves visiting one of the oldest cities in North America.
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