The Woods Academy

6801 Greentree Road
Bethesda, MD 20817-0208
Tel: (301)365-3080
Grades: PK - 8 | 294 students
The Woods Academy is an inclusive Catholic community preparing boys and girls to lead lives of significance. The Woods Academy is where children come to discover their talents, grow in their faith, challenge themselves, and foster a strong desire to lead lives of significance.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1975

Student Body

Total Students 294 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 35%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade The Woods Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes TUITION AND FEES 2015-2016 Montessori Half Day: $12,905 OWL Program (4-year old extended day): $4,490* Montessori Full Day: $20,215 Grades 1-4: $20,214 Grades 5-8: $21,400 *additional fee due upon acceptance into the program (pro-rated)
Admissions Director Molly McNamara

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, TennisBaseballBasketball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Chess Club, Chorus, Drama, Flute Ensemble, Mandarin, Robotics Teams Art Club, Chess Club, Chorus, Drama, Flute Ensemble, Mandarin, Robotics Teams,

School Notes:

The Woods Academy is an inclusive Catholic community preparing boys and girls to lead lives of significance.  Our academic program begins with Primary Montessori for students ages 3 – 6. It is a balanced and integrated curriculum in a classroom whose materials are beautiful, precise, and developmentally appropriate. Lessons are given individually. After Montessori we transition to a more “traditional” environment for our students in Grades 1 -8 that is filled with innovative and hands on opportunities; ways for children to truly understand what we are teaching. Our full time Reading Specialist and Math Resource teacher are in the classrooms working side by side with our teachers and our children, helping them develop the foundational skills they need to be successful. We prepare all students for the intellectual and social challenges at public, independent, and Catholic high schools. Our comprehensive high school placement program places nearly 100% of our students into their first choice high school. Outside of our strong academic program our children are exposed to a fine arts program, music classes that teach everything from drums of the world to classical guitar, technology that includes robotics and programming and coding, physical education classes twice a week in our state of the art gym or on our playing fields, and a library that encourages everyone to pick up a book and read. We seek to provide our students with an atmosphere that develops a lifelong love of learning by exposing them to a well-rounded curriculum that will develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills, not only for school but for life. The Woods Academy is where children come to discover their talents, grow in their faith, challenge themselves, and foster a strong desire to lead lives of significance.

Profile last updated: 07/24/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Greentree School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Greentree School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Harbor School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bethesda
    The Greentree School
    Alternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 5 students
    0.8 miles
    6301 Greentree Rd
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (301)365-4480
    0.87-12
    5
  • Bethesda
    Grades: NS-2 | 70 students
    0.9 miles
    7701 Bradley Blvd.
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (301)365-1100
    0.9NS-2
    70
  • Bethesda
    Walden Montessori Academy
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-1 | 52 students
    1.1 miles
    7730 Bradley Blvd
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (301)469-8123
    1.1PK-1
    52
  • Bethesda
    Mater Dei School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 1-8 | 223 students
    1.2 miles
    9600 Seven Locks Rd
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (301)365-2700
    1.21-8
    223
  • Bethesda
    Grades: K-8 | 534 students
    1.2 miles
    9525 Old Georgetown Road
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (301)530-1221
    1.2K-8
    534

School Reviews

Woods has everything we wanted for our daughter: small classroom size; dedicated, caring teachers and staff; strong academics; an advanced foreign language program; and an amazing arts program. Six years in, we couldn''t be happier. We''ll be so proud when our daughter graduates from eighth grade with the class of 2018.
- Posted by Parent, 08/02/13

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