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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. The additional information available below is ONLY for your reference. Please stay tuned for updates to these offerings. Please visit our Campus Reopening page for detailed information about COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols.

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. We encourage parents to be familiar with these as well. Please review the Heads Up Concussion Fact Sheet for Youth Sports Parents which is available in your Magnus Health SMR (see below for more details).

Required Athletics Forms - Magnus Health SMR

The Woods has moved to Magnus Health - an electronic record keeping system to streamline medical records and other forms. Magnus will provide you with continuous access to your child’s record.  Upper School students who plan to participate in athletics must submit a completed Athletic Participation and Transportation Authorization Form, Upper School Sports Permission Slip, and Concussion Fact Sheet. Forms must be submitted annually prior to each school year. Please access these forms in your Magnus Health SMR (see below).

To access your Magnus Health account on WoodsNet:

  • Click the Go to My Magnus Health SMR button below. 
  • From the Menu, click Student → Medical 
  • Click Login to Magnus Health. You will be automatically logged into your account.

Go to My Magnus Health SMR

Please Note: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, families needing extra time to complete paperwork should contact Jeaneen Cavanaugh, School Nurse, at

We highly encourage parents to download the free Magnus Mobile App to easily access your child's record. This app allows parent users to simply take a photo of forms with any smartphone and upload them directly into their account.

Magnus Mobile App Download & Setup Instructions

2020-2021 Sports Offerings (TENTATIVE)

as of May 2020

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