In the fall of 2017, Woodland announced the launch of its 5th- and 6th-grade Girls' Mentor Program.
With Parent-Teacher Conferences approaching and as you consider your child's progress at school, it may be helpful to know more about the instructional practices we employ at Woodland to support student learning. Our effective practices are informed by research, such as the research of John Hattie as shared in this article from Edutopia, and include:
Read more on Back to School Anxiety in Marja Brandon's Head of School Blog.
Losing sleep before school starts? This may describe both you and your kids.
Two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Sonia Arrison of Atherton and Mac Harman of Portola Valley, join Woodland's Board of Trustees.
Students of the class of 2017 are headed to some great high schools next year. Read through for the full list.
For nine days, Woodland students lived and worked alongside a community in Nicaragua.
21 Woodland Students Received Awards in the National French Contest
Head of School Marja Brandon discusses how students at Woodland aren't waiting to make a difference--they're doing it now!
Woodland fourth graders met with and learned about Xavier Becerra--in his office in Sacramento!
we are woodland
a little about us
Woodland School is an independent day school located just west of Stanford that offers a balanced approach to learning in a diverse and inclusive environment for approximately 275 students in early childhood through eighth grade.
Woodland School is committed to bringing out the best in each child through a nurturing of both intellect and character. With rich content and an emphasis on student-driven projects, students are empowered and encouraged to be active and engaged learners.
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- STRONG FOUNDATIONS
- Our students build a strong academic foundation and master key skills across disciplines to become adept learners.
- INQUIRY-BASED PROJECTS
- Woodland encourages students to be active and engaged in the learning process. We believe students learn to their potential when they are inspired.
- DESIGN THINKING & TECHNOLOGY
- Incorporating a hands-on, problem solving approach that unlocks students’ creativity and fosters critical thinking.
- BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN EACH CHILD
- Our caring commumity values not only every student's academic success, but also their social and emotional development and maturity.
Woodland students possess the courage to question, the confidence to speak up, and the compassion to take action--skills necessary as they make their way in an increasingly interconnected world.
flexible problem solvers
At all levels, Woodland students are encouraged to use the Design Thinking process to identify problems and design, execute, and refine solutions.
We build character in and out of the classroom, it’s an integral part of our teaching philosophy.