Diversity & Inclusion
Many Cultures, One Family
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Woodland School reflects the rich mix of backgrounds and cultures found in the Bay Area.
Small by design, the school serves 285 students with families representing 48 different nationalities. In any given week, you may find us celebrating Diwali, Hanukkah, Santa Lucia, Eid Al-Adha, or Halloween. What each family shares, however, is a deep commitment to providing a top quality education that is globally focused and strengthened by its community’s diversity.
Woodland students are very fortunate to have the opportunity to connect with so many children, parents and teachers from different cultures, backgrounds and faiths, and the school does an amazing job of celebrating different cultures. This translates into students developing an awareness and appreciation from an early age as to what’s happening in the rest of the world… - Woodland School parent
Each year the Woodland School Parents' Association (WSPA) organizes Culture Week. In the Spring of 2016, Culture Week centered around the theme of One World, Many Stories. Students explored storytelling, music, dance, and food across a variety of cultures around the world.
As our world gets smaller, it is essential that our students are able to react to divergent opinions, different cultures, and conflicts with globally competent and empathetic responses that improve, rather than hinder, our relations with one another—be it on an individual or national level—and ultimately enhance the world around us.