The Woods Academy

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (301)365-3080
  • 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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1975

Student Body

Total Students320 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 33%
Students by GradeThe Woods Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 17
Tuition Notes2016-2017 - Half Day Three year old or Four year old - $12,905; Full Day Three year old - $17,280; Full Day Four year old - $18,440; Full Day Five year old - $20,925; Grades 1-4 - $20,925; Grades 5-8 - $22,150
Admissions DirectorMolly McNamara

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, TennisBaseballBasketball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
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.
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bethesda
    Grades: PK-8 | 480 students
    2.1 miles
    8821 River Road
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (301)841-2130
    2.1PK-8
    480
  • Washington
    Grades: K-12 | 650 students
    6.9 miles
    3000 Cathedral Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202)939-8814
    6.9K-12
    650
  • Garrett Park
     Holy Cross School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 191 students
    2.9 miles
    4900 Strathmore Avenue
    Garrett Park, MD 20896
    (301)949-0053
    2.9PK-8
    191
  • Bethesda
    Grades: PK-12 | 1101 students
    2.6 miles
    5100 Edgemoor Lane
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (202)537-6900
    2.6PK-12
    1101
  • Bethesda
    Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-12 | 700 students
    2.2 miles
    9101 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (301)657-4322
    2.2NS-12
    700

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
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
5  4/15/2016
Great caring faculty. Wonderful kind student body.
- Posted by

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
January 16, 2018
Part of the private school selection process is financial aid. We point out five issues about which you should be aware.
January 16, 2018
We look at why tuition costs vary so widely from school to school.
January 08, 2018
Changes to the Tax Code in late 2017 included the addition of saving for K-12 private school education to 529 plans. We take a look at what this means for families thinking about private school for their children.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Bethesda, MD is $17,852 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).