It can be a bit much for some students, but for other students it can be an extodinarily manageable load. A number of students face executive-functioning or attention-based challenges, and so homework for some students may be an existing struggle, but the workloads student's are given are not unreasonable. Quite reasonable amounts of homework are given.
It can become quite tedious though that work is given in every class for completion for each of the six nights-a-week students have evening proctored study halls, especially when each class only meets six days a week. Days that classes do not meet are not off-nights when it comes to homework in those classes. It would be nice if that wasn't the case.
Teachers are also encouraged (essentially mandated) to assign work every night. This shouldn't be the case. Teachers should be open to not assigning work. Many teachers have nonetheless, only on occssion, still given off-nights. This generally might happen following an exam, or when sone students may be behind and need an opportunity to catch-up. On these occasions teachers may "forget" to give an assignment, "forget" to hand students the assigned worksheet, or give a fuh assignments. Prospective students be warned though, this is an occasional (not frequent) occupance, and is not a practice found amongst every teacher (only some teachers).
Different facility provide different approaches to dealing with students that struggle with homework completion. Many take into account effort in their grading of work, and will encourage such students to hand in partial work as preferable to no work at all.
The Woodhall School is without doubt the place where my son has been the happiest he has been in his life and where he has learned the tools to help him be a happy, responsible and self-fulfilled adult. The School has an extraordinary academic, sports and enrichment program considering its small size. However, more importantly, the boys who come to Woodhall learn to believe in themselves and how to live with intention and accountability. They learn how to live with compassion and responsibility. For the Woodhall boys who, although they are very bright, struggle to find their place, The Woodhall School is where miracles happen.
As a student i can say truly that any student would regret going to this school. The system of accountability is a joke and the faculty and administration do not complete of fulfill their responsibilities and then attempt to blame the students and duck responsibility.
Our son attended Woodhall for 3 years, beginning with repeating 10th grade. He had just been diagnosed with Asperger's. The first year, he was angry and withdrawn. Then he chose to return because he realized that the teachers were truly positive, proactive, and caring -- Just like Mr. Woodhall, EVERYONE cares about the young gentlemen of Woodhall. Our son ended up excelling, taking all 3 AP courses that were offered and getting a score of 5 on all 3 exams. The teaching is outstanding (equivalent to top prep schools, but much more personal). Our son just finished his freshman year at a top university, earning a GPA of 4.0. He will be applying to graduate school or medical school. Most importantly, he now likes himself! That is the greatest gift of all. Woodhall is not for everyone, but Mr. Woodhall will talk with prospective students and their parents to help determine whether this is right for you. They teach the core values of Communication and Accountability. It prepares both the students and their parents for the future with a sense of direction and confidence. We are deeply indebted to Woodhall for helping our son find himself.