GATHERINGS + STUDY
As an addition to our classroom learning, Woodlawn School prides itself on providing outdoor learning spaces for our students. Our patio areas, rope course, and organic garden are just a few
THE ADVANTAGES OF taking class outdoors
Woodlawn students have the unique opportunity to expand their learning beyond the classroom on a daily basis. Outdoor learning is an integral component of campus life. Our patio areas, rope course, and organic garden are just a few of the outdoor learning experiences that are available to students.
Woodlawn School’s organic vegetable and flower garden serves as an outdoor classroom for gardening and science classes. Students in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade spend time in the gardens each fall and spring growing vegetables, herbs and flowers. Students plant, weed, harvest, add compost and have fun learning science concepts in the gardens. At the end of the growing season students take home organic produce they have grown themselves. Students also take home knowledge about the natural world.
TAKE LEARNING TO NEW HEIGHTS
Our ropes course challenges provide students with opportunities to build self confidence, learning to work in teams, working overlooked muscles, and building communication skills.
Our campus features 9 buildings; 61 acres of woods and fields; gardens; outdoor classrooms; and a challenge course supporting our special emphasis on healthy, outdoor activities – 55 minutes of recess every day, for everyone! Our curriculum is designed to use our campus to keep kids active, moving, and engaged.
Bella credits Woodlawn with helping her develop a love of lifelong learning. While a Trailblazer, she competed as a four-sport varsity athlete and earned recognition for her academic success (she was named a National Hispanic Scholar and a National Merit Finalist) and her talents as an artist. She continues to pursue her passions at Dartmouth, and her studies reflect the integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning that Woodlawn has promoted since its founding.
– Bella J. ’16
Dartmouth College ’20 | Major: Earth Science and Studio Art
IN THE CLASSROOM
Woodlawn students engage in group discussions, in-depth research projects, presentations, and performances that connect the disciplines.