STEAMfest Draws Large Crowds

Woodlawn successfully closed the first month of the new year, welcoming over four hundred attendees on campus to explore the world of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics). Those searching for scientific understanding through experimentation visited the glow-in-the-dark themed Woods Hall lab, directed by eighth-grade science and Upper School AP Biology and Chemistry teacher […]

Annual Ring Breakfast Celebrates Juniors

On a brisk morning each fall, juniors stroll into their second-period class, either cradling a plate of vibrant fruits and pastries or cautiously eyeing the new metal band wrapped around their finger. Their eyes trail to another hand across the table, following the popular question-of-the-day, “Can I see your ring?” While some may have already […]

Making Students Gasp: An Inside Peek at Woodlawn’s AP Bio

“Alright, everyone, listen up. Take your colors out because it’s about to get crazy!” Ms. Carlisle advises as she flips through her notebook to the lesson plan of the day. Students scramble to get their materials out as a familiar voice from the back of the classroom pleads, “Can we do another lab today, but […]

Getting To Know Mr. Z

The newest addition to our Woodlawn family, Mr. Paul Zanowski, joined us in July of 2019 as Head of School. Mr. Zanowski brings a wealth of educational experience, leading schools in New Jersey, Virginia, and North Carolina. He also spent time in Asia, working in international media, marketing, and publishing. With his first ninety days […]

Breaking the Mold: Woodlawn Alum Opens Pottery Store in Virginia Beach

Mallorie Ables Terranova 11’ recently hosted the grand opening of her pottery studio and showroom under her new business, Jars of Dust, in Virginia Beach, VA. After a few years of running the studio out of her garage, Jars of Dust is officially a storefront in a hip new artsy center of Virginia Beach called […]

Spanish: More Than a One Hour Class at Woodlawn

While all Woodlawn students attend an hour long Spanish class each day, it should not surprise you to learn that they are actually exposed to Spanish throughout the other six periods of their day, and perhaps even into their extra-curriculars! At Woodlawn, our students are surrounded by an impressive number of bilingual Upper School faculty, […]

Students and Teachers Create Woven Tribute

Students and Teachers Create Woven Tribute This student-created weaving is a tribute to an adventurer, a colleague, a teacher, and a friend. Patrick Braxton-Andrew was passionate about connecting with people from other cultures and he brought that passion to Woodlawn. One of those cultures was the Rarámuri in Mexico. Patrick shared common interests and values […]

Robinson ’15 Named United Soccer Coaches All-American

Robinson ’15 Named United Soccer Coaches All-American When you hear of Middlebury College, located less than 100 miles from the Canadian border, in Middlebury, Vermont, you would most likely associate their name with their academic status as one of the top Liberal Arts colleges in the US. What is lesser known but equally as impressive […]

A Day in the Life of Joey

A Day in the Life of Joey “JOEY!!!” Woodlawn’s sophomore class cheers when the Facetime call is answered as World History class begins. On the other side of the screen is Joey Carol, class of 2021. Joey is currently residing in a small hostel located in the Spanish coastal town of Sitges just outside Barcelona. […]

Woodlawn Celebrates Fall Senior Athletes

Woodlawn Celebrates Fall Senior Athletes On October 4th, senior athletes were honored on the boys varsity soccer team, the girls varsity volleyball team, and the boys and girls varsity cross country teams. Seven senior boys were recognized on the soccer team: team captains Jack Hager and Wesley Neal, Hank Grzeszczak, Dylan White, Adam Simkowitz, Nick […]