INTEGRATED + INNOVATIVE
OUR APPROACH TO ACADEMICS
It is not enough to simply memorize rote facts and statistics. We go beyond mastering the fundamentals in each subject area by engaging our students in group discussions, in-depth research projects, presentations, and performances that connect the disciplines.
A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING
Because our world is integrated, we believe our curriculum should be, too. To make learning relevant and meaningful, content from various subject areas is linked around essential questions so that students learn how to make connections between subjects through investigation and research. Students ultimately gain a deeper understanding of subject matter by using it in real world contexts.
Located on a scenic 61-acre’s the Woodlawn campus is just one mile north of Davidson, North Carolina, easily accessible from Interstate 77 and the surrounding Lake Norman communities.
Woodlawn School is accredited by both the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Woodlawn offers a challenging, project-based academic experience for students Pre- K through High School.
Students have voice & choice
Students at Woodlawn play an active role in their education. Through this collaborative approach to learning students build confidence and provide them with an environment where they know they are valued and can learn and grow emotionally. All while feeling safe and secure in being themselves.
EARLY EXPLORERS PRESCHOOL
Our Early Explorers Preschool is focused on nurturing and valuing a child’s wonder, spirit, and curiosity.
KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 5TH GRADE
Building the foundation for lifelong learners and responsible citizens with our Kindergarten through 5th grades.
6TH THROUGH 8TH GRADE
Fostering a positive sense of self-awareness and identity, developing a strong sense of social responsibility, and preparing a superior foundation in academic and study skills are at the center of our curriculum with our 6th through 8th grades.
9TH THROUGH 12TH GRADE
Preparation for lifelong learners and leaders is at the core of our Upper School experience for 9th through 12th grades.
Each student’s path to college is unique, therefore individual time is key to guiding families toward the best result. A major goal of college guidance is to reduce family anxiety during this process by providing the best information and resources available.
EPASSIONATE + KNOWLEDGEABLE
At Woodlawn, we believe that excellent teachers are the single most important factor in determining the success of a school. As a result, we are committed to holding teachers to a high standard. Woodlawn teachers are critical in creating the curriculum and shaping key policies. Our teachers hold themselves accountable for being experts in their specific field of study by being committed to ongoing professional development
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Our responsive classroom approach ensures 21st century skills: creativity and innovation, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, and communication. Project-based hands-on learning does not typically constitute an entire educational program, but instead projects are used alongside systematic instruction to achieve curricular goals. Systematic instruction can be thought of as the acquisition of skills and project work allows for the application of skills.
WHY I LOVE WOODLAWN
“At Woodlawn, you’re encouraged to be yourself. At Woodlawn, being different and unique is actually cool. And growing up in that type of environment instilled in me a level of confidence that has been crucial to my success beyond the classroom. Woodlawn shaped who I am today: a confident woman living independently in New York City and pursuing a career I feel passionately about.”
– Kathleen E. ’10
Williams College ’14
Currently a reporter for CNBC
Meet the Woodlawn School alumni leading the way in business, social justice, medicine and technology.