Welcome to Woodland School
We invite you to explore what makes Woodland special.
We are an independent Jr.K through 8th grade school set in bucolic Portola Valley on a safe, nurturing campus. At Woodland, we are committed to academic rigor, inclusive community and individual character development. Academics, community, and character provide the cornerstone of our program, and of our teaching philosophy. We strive constantly to improve our educational program through innovation and best practice, developing a lifelong love of learning, innovation and leadership in every child.
Our goal is to create an environment to promote the social and emotional learning of children, in the classroom and on the playground, building a foundation of character and discovery. We seek to create curious and responsible, local and global citizens who will excel in the 21st century world. In this close-knit community of caring and respect, where intellect and character are nurtured and students are encouraged to be individuals, confidence grows and our children thrive.
Our Campus Improvement PlansWoodland is embarking on an ambitious campus improvement project and we have engaged DES Architects & Engineers, a local firm with experience in designing and building school facilities. After dozens of meetings with the Woodland community, Ladera residents, and Las Lomitas School District representatives, our plans are currently under review by the LLESD Governing Board and the San Mateo County Planning & Building Department.
With our first ever capital campaign successfully launched, we hope to break ground during the summer of 2013 on Phase I — a gym and a set of five classrooms. The new classrooms will help us accommodate an expanding middle school and provide a dedicated home for our music program. The gym will support an active sports program and provide a dry place for rainy day recess. We hope to move into the new spaces during the summer of 2014.
Phase II of the project includes a plan for an outdoor theater, a new access road with parking spaces, updated classrooms, a working innovation lab, and a general fix-up for the whole campus. Planning for the future is a community-wide activity and we welcome your participation along with our students, parents, and neighbors.
Woodland School is committed to developing diversity within our community and complies with all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or handicapped status in the selection of the Board, in the employment of personnel, in the admission of students, or in the administration of the school’s programming.