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Woods Learns On

Our Community Guide to Distance Learning


The Woods Academy Distance Learning Plan is designed to help students and teachers stay connected with one another and to support students’ continued growth and development while the campus is closed.

Our plan is based on 3 GUIDING PREMISES:




Student Expectations

Making Distance Learning Work for Everyone

Student Support Services

We remain committed to continuing to offer emotional and academic support for all student's during Distance Learning. 

For Lower School students that may need guidance support during this time, Guidance Teacher Mrs. Pontius is available from 9 AM to 3 PM every day. 

Upper School students should check in with advisors or with US Dean of Students Mr. Paoletti.

For both Lower and Upper School

Learning support is available from
9 AM to 3 PM with Learning Support Coordinator Mrs. Michlick.

Technology to Support Academic Growth

  • Expanded use of Google Classroom in all grades, Montessori - Grade 8 

  • Chromebooks for all students in Kindergarten - Grade 8

  • Clever for single-sign on of educational applications

  • Zoom for synchronous instruction

  • Google Meet for synchronous instruction

  • WeVideo for asynchronous instruction

  • SeeSaw Learning platform for younger students

  • Continue Use of Academic Software (Discovery Education, IXL, GSuite, BrainPopJr, Happy Numbers, Lexia, Kami, Newsela, etc.)

Distance Learning in Action

Enjoy this sampling of learning experiences from our spring trimester at home.


Virtual Music Showcase

Even though our students were not able to perform their music on The Woods Academy stage this year, we were delighted to share their performances with our community by video.

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Virtual Field Trips for Montessori Students

One of our talented early childhood teachers, has combined her love of acting and travel to develop a series of short virtual field trips for our Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten students.

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Grades 5 & 6 Virtual Shakespearean Festival

Our 5th & 6th Grade students spent the month of April preparing for a grand celebration of the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare. Enjoy some of the sights and sounds from their virtual Shakespearean Festival.

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Woods Cooks On

Head of School Mr. Powers challenged our community to prepare and enjoy a favorite meal with family and share the recipe along with a photo with our Woods family.

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Annual Arts Celebration

The 16th Annual Arts Celebration was not the same beloved community event this year as in past years. However, we still came together as a community for an amazing virtual celebration of the Arts at The Woods.

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Curious to learn more about what our Mighty Owls accomplished during distance learning this past spring?

Visit Window on The Woods to read stories written by various members of our community.

“Woods is far ahead from other schools that we have heard of. The kids are staying engaged, connected to their peers and learning new skills. The teachers are making the best of this and the workload has been fine tuned.
-Current Parent
“I feel that the administration and faculty have done an excellent job keeping the learning moving forward. I can tell that the faculty cares about our children and their education and I am grateful for their dedication.
-Current Parent

Welcome to #WoodsWorksOn

Discover how The Woods community continued to thrive during this challenging time. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (School & Athletics) and search the hashtag #WoodsWorksOn.

    Community Matters

    This spring it was more important than ever for our community to remain connected and engaged. While at times, we were disappointed that we could not gather and celebrate all that makes The Woods so special, we still found creative and memorable ways to come together in grand Woods fashion. Here you can enjoy these community-building experiences for yourself.


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