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a private, co-educational, inclusive Catholic school, preschool – grade 8, where curiosity and confidence thrive.

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Of a Woods Education

Daily World Language

From preschool through Grade 8, our students learn French or Spanish, developing a love for languages that they carry to high school and beyond.

Faith life & Community Service

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.

The Arts

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.

Montessori Preschool

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.


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 – from interactive whiteboard projectors in all classrooms, to iPad learning stations in our Montessori Preschool, and one-to-one student devices in Grades 1 through 8.


Our athletics program is a critical part of our children’s education. It provides building blocks in their development while giving them an appreciation for health and fitness as well as habits that will last a lifetime.

From the Blog

Enticing a "Media Darling"
Mr. Maloney, US Religion Teacher

In a wide ranging hour, Upper School students listened to what Professor Shon Hopwood from Georgetown University Law Center called a "Cliff Notes" version of his life and then he took 45 minutes worth of questions.

Feathers and Flight
Ms. Talbot & Mrs. Mullally, 4th Grade Teachers

The fourth graders were treated to a visit by four birds from the Maryland Zoo.

Who said Crisco is just for cooking?!?
Mrs.Phelps & Ms. Camalier, 2nd Grade Teachers

The second grade has been studying the author Gail Gibbons in language arts as well as animals from the Arctic and Antarctic in science. It just so happens that Gibbons has written books that connect to our Arctic unit.

Beyond a Bus
Ms. Dosh & Ms. Vassos, 3rd Grade Teachers

The third grade students have been learning all about the Civil Rights Movement and its leaders. We spent some time learning about the Civil Rights Movement as a whole and the various events that occurred. We focused on the different kinds of peaceful protests that were led by many African Americans at that time, such as the Woolworths lunch counter sit-ins, the Selma to Montgomery March, the March on Washington, the children’s protest, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

January = Basketball in PE Classes
Mr. Parker, PE Teacher

During the month of January, the Physical Education program focused on a school wide basketball curriculum.


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