The Woods Academy

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
AIMSMDDC (Assoc. of independent Maryland and DC Schools)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1975

Student Body

Total Students303 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade The Woods Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 15
Tuition Notes2018-2019 - Half Day Three year old - $13,270; Full Day Three year old - $17,650; Full Day Four year old - $19,440; Full Day Five year old (Kindergarten) - $22,120; Grades 1-4 - $22,120; Grades 5-8 - $23,420
Admissions DirectorMolly McNamara

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, TennisBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Robotics Teams

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Chorus, Drama, Flute Ensemble

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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bethesda
    Grades: PK-8 | 456 students
    2.1 miles
    8821 River Road
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (301) 365-2595
    2.1 PK-8
    456
  • Washington
    Grades: K-12 | 650 students
    6.9 miles
    3000 Cathedral Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 939-8814
    6.9 K-12
    650
  • Bethesda
    Grades: NS-8 | 168 students
    1.6 miles
    6900 River Road
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (301) 229-5586
    1.6 NS-8
    168
  • Bethesda
    Grades: PK-12 | 1101 students
    2.6 miles
    5100 Edgemoor Lane
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (202) 537-6900
    2.6 PK-12
    1101
  • Bethesda
    Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
    Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Photo - Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart - Hamilton House
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-12 | 713 students
    2.2 miles
    9101 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (301) 657-4322
    2.2 NS-12
    713

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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.
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Great caring faculty. Wonderful kind student body.
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