'22 - '23 SCHOOL YEAR
STATE OF THE SCHOOL
Over the next few days, we’ll share conversations with members of our Woodlawn community, featuring parents, students, alumni, and teachers, sharing their personal Woodlawn experiences with you, stories that speak to the strengths of our school in learning, self-awareness, and community.
THE FUTURE OF WOODLAWN
Why Woodlawn…today, tomorrow, and in the years to come.
HEAD OF SCHOOL
Woodlawn School offers your child 20 years of proven success and a bright, dynamic vision of the future. Our students enter the world unafraid of change, eager to learn and lead teams, and empowered by growth mindsets that teach them to choose their emotional response to unforeseen setbacks and change.
Woodlawn students learn that happiness is a choice, and that independent, lifelong learning enables them to meet any challenge.
Woodlawn is school the way it is meant to be. Dynamic. Responsive. Small. Empowering. Student-centered. By every measure, Woodlawn leads to real world success.
There’s never been a better time to choose Woodlawn.
UPPER SCHOOL FAMILY
THE DOBLE FAMILY
Listen as the Doble family describes how Woodlawn’s small size, its student-centered culture, and its dynamic faculty creates more real opportunity, more meaningful choices, and deeper, more diverse relationships than Upper Schools bigger than Woodlawn. Anna, an 11th grader at Woodlawn, provides powerful insights into the Upper School student experience.
LOWER & MIDDLE SCHOOL FAMILY
THE MCDONALD FAMILY
You will have the opportunity to get to know a new Woodlawn family, Jen and Jim McDonald, parents of Sarah, grade 5, and Cailey, grade 8. One year ago, they lived in upstate New York and conducted a national search to find the ideal school for their children. Their search led them here.
Michael is a new Middle School teacher here at Woodlawn, and the father of a future Trailblazer, Eleanor, age 3. He shares with us what brought him back to teaching and why he chose Woodlawn – the passions of his colleagues, the partnerships with parents – and as a parent, why he is excited to build a school where children thrive.
Heather joined Woodlawn in 2019; she teaches in our Lower School, and she is the parent of two young Woodlawn students, Kathleen (Kindergarten) and Beckett (grade 3). Heather shared with us why she chose Woodlawn, the power of Project Based Learning, why she is excited to build a school where children thrive, where she can see the connection between what she does in the Lower School and the lifetime impact it has, — creating independent, lifelong learners who make positive contributions to a diverse global society.
Woodlawn Alumni: Chad Raines ‘10 and Sayre Weir ‘11
You will hear Chad Raines (Class of 2010) and Sayre Weir (Class of 2011) describe how the critical thinking skills, communication skills, growth-mindsets, and team-building skills they developed at Woodlawn set the stage for success in college and in their careers.