Head of School Marja Brandon talks about traditional grading systems and asks the question if we should rethink the way we assess students in a way that rewards points--like as done in gaming.
Head of School Marja Brandon was recently featured in the NAIS Member Voices podcast in which she shared stories about her upbringing and about Woodland.
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.
Head of School Marja Brandon discusses how students at Woodland aren't waiting to make a difference--they're doing it now!
Woodland School is celebrating Earth Week with five daily-themes.
Head of School Marja Brandon reminds the community to be "upstanders," not bystanders.
Head of School Marja discusses how gender bias impacts how both boys and girls see themselves as learners.
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.