The Woodward School

  • While the world has changed in many ways since our founding in 1869, the essence of what Woodward offers has changed very little. The needs of young women and the importance of an excellent educational environment are as compelling as ever.
  • For over 100 years, Woodward has provided an educational program that fosters a love of learning while providing serious instruction in the varied academic disciplines, the arts, and athletics.
  • We at Woodward believe that preparation for college and preparation for life are vital objectives that should occur simultaneously.
  • In this regard, our teachers work hard to make learning relevant to the needs of the world today.
  • To fulfill our mission, Woodward School seeks to enroll students and families who are committed to the mission of the School and who will be positive and engaged members of our community.
  • We are proud of our history, the quality of our educational programs, and, most importantly, of the articulate, self-confident, and responsible citizens our students become.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12

Student Body

Total Students118 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeThe Woodward School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Spanish through VHS, AP Calculus, AP English, AP History,
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,090
Tuition NotesInternational tuition $23,729
% on Financial Aid
35%

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, SoftballBasketballSoccer,
Softball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Theater Club, Theater Production

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Percussion, Percussion Ensemble

School Notes

  • The Woodward School, founded by Dr. Ebenezer Woodward in 1869, remains committed to educating young women. Bridging three centuries, Woodward continues to provide a non-sectarian, college preparatory education in an academically challenging environment emphasizing the intellect, character, and self. Woodward educates students from a rich diversity of backgrounds who are committed to advancing their education and lives, as well as the lives of others, through hard work, high standards and service. Woodward students are expected to be thoughtful, compassionate and conscientious members of their communities. Woodward students, their families, teachers, administrators and staff, as well as the alumnae and trustees, are all partners in this educational enterprise. We strive to provide an environment that fosters excellence in education and provides leadership opportunities. Our low student-teacher ratio promotes individual growth and accomplishment, fosters close relationships between students and staff, and creates a dynamic atmosphere for learning. Our alumnae reflect the knowledge and confidence that results from being challenged to achieve their potential.
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Milton
    Fontbonne Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 335 students
    2.8 miles
    930 Brook Road
    Milton, MA 02186
    (617)615-3014
    2.89-12
    335
  • Boston
    Winsor School
    All-girls
    Grades: 5-12 | 436 students
    7.9 miles
    103 Pilgrim Road
    Boston, MA 02215
    (617)735-9503
    7.95-12
    436
  • Wellesley
    Grades: 5-12 | 484 students
    14.7 miles
    45 Dana Road
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781)235-3010
    14.75-12
    484
  • Dedham
    Ursuline Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-12 | 432 students
    9.2 miles
    85 Lowder St
    Dedham, MA 02026
    (781)326-6161
    9.27-12
    432
  • Newton
    Mt Alvernia High School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-12 | 219 students
    11.3 miles
    790 Centre St
    Newton, MA 02458
    (617)969-2260
    11.37-12
    219

School Reviews

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 19, 2018
Depending on their family circumstances, our Presidents received a wide range of primary and secondary schooling.
January 19, 2018
A fascinating look at where our first Presidents went to school.
January 18, 2018
From time to time we all wonder how things might have turned out if circumstances and situations had been different. We apply that questioning to private schools.
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 Norfolk County, MA is $8,358 for elementary schools and $27,076 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Norfolk County, MA is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).