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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

Celebrating Mrs. Piwko
Mrs. Shoemaker, Director of Marketing & Communications

As beloved and well-known as Mrs. Kathy Piwko is, very few know just how much she will hate that this entire post is all about her and the legacy she has left at The Woods Academy. Maybe it is her modest, considerate nature that has allowed her to so profoundly touch the lives of this community for the past 34 years .

Summer Teacher Adventures vol. 3 - Dr. Handy
Dr. Handy, Director of Guidance and Counseling

During the month of June, I attended the Institute for Social Emotional Learning hosted by Holton-Arms School and sponsored by IFSEL (Institute for Social and Emotional Learning).

Summer Teacher Adventures vol. 1 - Mrs. Tanzi
Mrs. Tanzi, 5th Grade Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher

I just visited The Library of Congress for a special event on June 27 - a conversation with the Librarian of Congress and Ndaba Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson.

Food for Thought
Sra. Skolnik, Spanish Teacher

Third-grade Spanish students had to wait until the end of the year to explore a universally favorite topic: food.


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