WE ARE DIFFERENT
WHAT SETS US APART
Our Mission, Philosophy, and Culture set us apart from every other school in the region.
Produce independent, lifelong learners who are responsible, contributing members of a diverse global society. Here’s what this means for your child…
Independent – Woodlawn students learn to think for themselves. They learn to navigate the world around them guided by a strong moral compass and a deep set of convictions.
Lifelong Learners – Joyful learners! Woodlawn students never lose their natural love of learning. They develop superior “learn how to learn” skills and a healthy respect for positive, constructive failure. They learn to choose a bright, positive, optimistic emotional response to change. All these things are essential ingredient to developing a growth mindset.
Contributing Members of a Diverse Global Society – Woodlawn students embrace the world in all its challenges and complexities, and they celebrate its differences.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe a superior learning environment is one that nurtures critical thinking, curiosity, and diligence.
We support the personal growth of our students by encouraging creativity, leadership, and individuality.
We foster social responsibility in our students by teaching them to value multiple perspectives, to build relationships based on compassion, tolerance, and respect.
Environmental sustainability is a central part of our curriculum and culture, teaching our students to be good stewards of our land and resources.
“My life at Woodlawn is central to my identity, and I wouldn’t be the same had it not been for this small community where teachers and classmates become a second family. Woodlawn is unique. Where else would you find students playing basketball in a gym designed to look like a traditional red barn or see middle schoolers studying about plants in the campus gardens? As students and teachers, we are athletes, artists, musicians, and much more. Sometimes a bit quirky – one friend created a business designing bow ties and a favorite teacher, a former Apple executive, enjoys flying his drone around campus.”
– Taylor Scott ’16
WE WORK TOGETHER
Woodlawn School is home to an award-winning team of purpose driven and passionate individuals. Our faculty and staff have a passion for teaching and thinking outside of the box to provide our students with the best possible education and experience that will prepare them for their bright futures.
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Woodlawn students engage in group discussions, in-depth research projects, presentations, and performances that connect the disciplines.