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

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The Hallmarks

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

Future Inventors of America
Ms. Vassos & Ms. Dosh, 3rd Grade Teachers

Every year the 3rd grade holds its annual Invention Convention.

Irish Eyes are Smiling in 2nd Grade
Ms. Camalier & Mrs. Phelps, 2nd Grade Teachers

Throughout the month of March, second grade is focusing on Ireland as a unit across all subjects.

Happy Pi Day!
Mr. Paoletti, 7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher

Students in grades seven and eight took a break from the norm to celebrate Pi Day.

Mr. Briscoe Named DC’s ACT K-12 Champion
Mrs. Shoemaker, Director of Marketing & Communications

Assistant Head of School Mr. Raymond Briscoe received the ACT K-12 Champion Award for his oversight and efforts to enhance of The Woods Academy’s curriculum, which focuses on entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation.

8th Graders Meet Don Quixote
Sra. Bados, Spanish Teacher

Our 8th grade Spanish students had the privilege of being introduced for the first time to the famous novel written by Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote by Dr. Barbara Mujica, a Professor Emerita at Georgetown University.


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