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The Woods Academy

Where curiosity and confidence thrive.

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different sports offered


of Upper School students participate on at least team.


Sports Teams


of Woods graduates are Division 1 college athletes, compared to nationwide average of less than 1%


consecutive undefeated seasons for the JV A Girls Basketball team coached by George Leftwich

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Due to COVID-19, Athletics are suspended at this time. Please stay tuned for updates to these offerings and visit our Campus Reopening page on our COVID-19 Response Hub for the most up-to-date information.

Athletics Participation

Upper School students in Grades 5 through 8 may participate in interscholastic athletic teams after school. There are three seasons - Fall, Winter, and Spring. Team sports offerings include soccer, basketball, softball, baseball, and lacrosse. We also offer cross country, swimming, golf, tennis, and volleyball clubs. The Woods Academy competes against area schools with similar athletic program philosophies. Most of our games take place in the Maryland and DC area. When applicable, students in Grades 5 & 6 participate on Junior Varsity (JV) Teams and students in Grades 7 & 8 participate on Varsity Teams. All of our coaches are certified in CPR and First Aid and are aware of the signs and symptoms of concussion.

Required Athletics Participation Forms (available in Magnus Health)

Upper School students who plan to participate in athletics must have the following forms completed and uploaded in their Magnus Health SMR (Student Medical Record) before each school year. These forms must be submitted annually prior to each school year.

(1) Athletic Participation and Transportation Authorization Form

(2) Upper School Sports Permission Slip

(3) Concussion Fact Sheet

To access these forms, please use the Magnus Mobile App (Magnus Mobile App - Download & Setup Instructions OR Magnus Mobile App - Download & Setup Instructions for New Families 2021-2022) to log in to your Magnus Health account to access your child's Magnus Health SMR (Student Medical Record). You also have access to your Magnus account via single sign-on to WoodsNet parent portal, but regardless of your login preference, you will need to use the app due to specific requirements that are ONLY available in the app. The app will allow you to log in to your Magnus Health account to access and complete the forms listed above (as well as other health requirements and forms) take photos of completed forms with a smartphone and upload them directly into your child's Magnus Health SMR, and more! If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Magnus Health SMR Customer Support at 877-461-6831 OR at For additional help, click here.

2020-2021 Sports Offerings (TENTATIVE)

as of May 2020

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