Building to Lead
The Building to Lead Renovation Walkthrough
Giving New Opportunities and Ideas Space to Grow.
From its founding days, The Woods Academy is a place that celebrates the individuality of every child in a nurturing community with a well-rounded program. From our preschool through the 8th grade, our students are challenged and supported by a caring group of educators, friends, and parents. Students at The Woods discover who they are through a program of excellence, integrated curriculum, personalized attention, and a faith that guides us to serve others along the way.
In 2018, the Board of Trustees and school leadership developed the strategic plan Building to Lead, a vision for the next five years. Built upon our tradition of excellence, this bold vision places our well-rounded students, passionate faculty, and supportive parents at the forefront – where they belong.
As we enter a new decade, the strategic plan calls for an ambitious campaign to advance the academic strength of The Woods by focusing on people and programs and modernizing learning spaces to better equip the 21st century student while also addressing long-needed updates to the facility.
This innovative work will allow The Woods to continue to grow and thrive in the years ahead. Building to Lead will raise funds to support an academic environment that inspires enthusiasm for learning, instills the joy of accomplishment, allows The Woods to adapt with the ever-changing world, and personifies our commitment to community.
This is the first time in more than a decade that The Woods has embarked on a fundraising opportunity of this magnitude. Now is the time to undertake this transformative and visionary work. This is your invitation to join us, with all of your passion and generosity, to prepare The Woods to meet the future.
Your help and generosity are essential for the future of The Woods.
We are truly grateful for all you do.
Read more about the Building to Lead Campaign through our "Case for Support"
Hear from community members about the Building to Lead Campaign
We are The Woods. And so are you.
Together, we can build a bright future for our students.
Enhanced Educational Experience
Modernized Learning Spaces
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Why I Give
The Woods has been a blessing to our family over the years – we have one graduate (2011) and one in the Upper School. The Building to Lead Campaign is the perfect opportunity to express our gratitude for all The Woods has given us in the past, in the present, and all the extraordinary things The Woods will do for our children in the future.
Robin Clark and John Ridenour, Building to Lead Capital Campaign Chairs
Why I Give
We are very excited to support the Building to Lead Campaign. The foundation of our children’s educational experience was made possible due to the generosity of those who provided financial support before us and we are ever so grateful. Our family would like to leave our footprint at The Woods by supporting this campaign not only for our children, but also for future Woods students. This is our opportunity to give back. This is the time!
Marc Ferrell and Vinka Pasos-Ferrell, Building to Lead Capital Campaign Chairs
Why I Give
The Blessing during the Graduation Mass was a perfect symbol of how every member of the faculty and staff shares their gifts with our kids. They work hard every day to make the school this wonderful place. Our daughter may not have had every teacher, but they all left a mark on her and our family, and we are grateful. Mr. Powers’ vignettes of each eighth grader demonstrates how much our children are cared for, how much attention is given to their individuality, and how their contributions to this great community are seen. It reinforces the message of leading a life of significance. We know that who they became at The Woods will travel in all their hearts for many years and will help them grow into who they will be in the future
Ines Vega and Alejandro Villegas
Frequently Asked Questions
- When did the planning for this project start?
- When did construction start?
- What are the original project completion dates?
- Have there been any delays to the construction schedule?
- Have there been supply chain issues?
- What is the scope of the renovations?
- What is the scope of the library?
- Are there any improvements happening that we can’t necessarily see?
- How can you support this project?
- What if I have a question about this renovation project?