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College Park, GA
Students enrolled: 2,735
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1662 Rugby Ave
College Park, GA 30337

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(404) 765-4001
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November 22, 2014
My child went to Woodward Academy - North...worst experience ever! Some teachers are good and some very rigid. The environment is not as nourishing as one expects. One of the teachers who is known for her strictness was so rigid that it felt like she wanted robots and not 6/7 year olds in her class. She had a very low threshold for mistakes which is not at all conducive for the well being of little children. In the name of diversity the school employs teachers who are not fully equipped to meet the needs of young learners. The academic standard over the years has really gone down. Glad we moved to a better private school a few years back.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2014
Woodward has brought out the greatest strengths in each of my children, both of whom are very different. It offers academic excellence without being an academic pressure cooker, a well-rounded education with emphasis on arts and athletics, diversity that represents a true microcosm of the world, and cultivation of compassion and character. As a result, my children are happy, well-balanced individuals, ready to make positive contributions to the world.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2014
Woodward is simply amazing.Im going there this fall and right know im in WActivity summer program and its awesome. The counselors are high schoolers so they better relate to us and coaches and teachers are there to run summer camps. They never yell or critisize you and rather than saying" NO" they say "what about this".The Odessey Day Camp for 5-12 year olds is also that way.I hope many people come to the Woodward summer camp and eventually apply themselves.

- submitted by a community member
December 11, 2013
Its a great school. I'm a sophmore and have some really good and some really bad teachers but, thats probably every school. I've heard from friends that woodward gives the most work out of any other private school in the Atlanta area. idk if thats true not. But, if you're not someone who can work easily under stress, Woodward is not for you. Otherwise, nice campus. Cool lockers

- submitted by a community member
November 24, 2013
So I read some really bad review about my school on here an I have to say while Woodward isn't for everyone it isn't that bad. As far as tuition Woodward raises it's tuition in high school however long term it opens a lot of doors. I've been at Woodward since seventh grade and the adjustment was severe. I'm a good student and the first year was rough. I'm in ninth grade now and haven't gotten a C or anything since. It's really about getting a routine. As far as how the students act and behave, Woodward is just like any other school. People will be who they are and there isn't much you can do about that. I love Woodward in the fact that without it I wouldn't have as many academic opportunities as I do now. Woodward could improve by being more welcoming to other races, they aren't racist or anything they just don't understand everyone; but they are very diverse. Give Woodward a chance. It's a great school. And no, I'm not some preppy rich kid. I'm at Woodward on a hard earned scholarship.

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2013
Woodwrad is a phenominal school. Outstanding teachers and awesome facilities. It was the best move we made for our son.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2013
Woodward Academy is the best school I have ever been to! I went there from Pre-K to 6th Grade and loved every minute of it. I am currently going to the 9th grade. I wish I could go back, but money is tight right now. WA has helped me and nurtured my love of learning. I am now gifted in all subjects and get mostly A's. I recommend this school to anyone who has the money and is interested in there child's academic career! I will forever and always be a Woodward Academy War Eagle!!

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2013
This was our first year at Woodward; our son is a high school freshman (going into sophomore year this fall.) It's hard to say where to begin, there are so many positives about the school! The faculty and staff are excellent and so supportive. My son has been in private schools since kindergarten; while many say they cater to the individual needs and the whole child, Woodward Academy lives this philosophy. The diversity in course curriculum, activities and the student population are unmatched in the Atlanta area. The school is truly a guidepost and a stellar example of what a school should be.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2012
Both of our children (now adults) are grads of WA. Our son attended public school (Fulton) for K and 1st, where he showed curiosity, but responded to the average expectations there with average achievement. On standardized testing, he scored slightly above average in 1st grade. Wanting more individual attention to his education in a nonsectarian atmosphere, we choose Woodward North, where they taught to the top of the class. Our son thrived. In 6th grade, he had a gold standard teacher who skillfully challenged our son in an affable manner that made him believe in himself and inspired him to meet her expectations. From that year on, he saw himself as an achiever. He now has 3 degrees from MIT and no trouble finding a job. WA also nurtured our daughter's talents: both academic and athletic. Occasionally each of them had an uninspiring teacher, but overall, the faculty is exceptional. Our daughter earned a BA from Northwestern U and is in grad school there. I highly recommend WA for nurturing potential, having the courage to discipline misbehavior, and deftly managing the faculty/parent partnership.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2012
I have to say I really HATED Woodward!!! The kids curse and are on medication or drugs. They mess up the whole place! The floors are dirty and the bathrooms also! The kids smoke,too! I DEFINETLY DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!! ***PS: I AM A KID, SO DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT IF YOU DON'T WANT TO!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
July 12, 2012
I am a rising eighth grader at WA and have been their since Kindergarten. The athletic and academic programs are great. At the school teachers are very dedicated to their job and even though their are bad kids the school turns them around or the staff deals with them immediately.The classes are great and challenging with many opportunities and different courses to choose from.

- submitted by a community member
June 18, 2012
I graduated from Woodward two years ago and had an excellent experience there from K-12. I was in the honors/AP track in high school and graduated summa cum laude. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the teachers are. They actually cared about me, and I felt challenged in their classes. I just finished my sophomore year at Furman and have been doing very well with mostly A's and B's. Woodward is excellent preparation for college and I can't thank my parents enough for sending me there. If you can comfortably afford to send your kids there, do it!! It really helps with college applications! All of the college admissions reps I talked to understood what WA was like, which is really helpful. All of the college counselors are great! Also, sending your kid to WA now might help you save some money on college; my parents really appreciate that I was able to get a significant merit scholarship that brings the cost of my private education down to the cost of my brother's public education. Thanks to all the teachers and administrators at WA! You all really taught me to succeed, and I really appreciate it!

- submitted by a community member
May 28, 2012
I went to Woodward from Pre-K to 5th grade and loved it! It was an amazing school. I left because I moved to Colorado and then I moved to Tennessee. I went to a private school in Tennessee that just didn't compare at all to Woodward. My family and I are moving back to Atlanta just so my brother and can go back to Woodward. We both got back in and are very excited to go back. I will be a freshman and my brother will be in 8th grade. My whole family is excited that my brother and I are going back because it is such a good school

- submitted by a community member
May 25, 2012
My two chilldren graduated from Woodward Academy . It was a wonderful experience for our whole family. Woodward is known for their academic excellence, and I have to say they live up to their reputation! I recommend Woodward for any family that places education as a top priority. This is not an inexpensive school, but in my opinion, worth it all. By far, the best private school in the Atlanta area.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2012
Horriable, overpriced school. What more shall I say? They only want the money! My friend went to it, she said it was the worst school that she has ever went to, and now they have no house due to the cost of tuition. Also, my other friend goes to it, and can not even buy food anymore! So, people' s lives ruined, so that woodward can make some money.

- submitted by a community member
February 28, 2012
Having recently moved from abroad, I have to highly commend the admissions staff and teachers who helped and assisted our family in getting settled and integrated in to this wonderful school. We visited many of the private schools in Atlanta, and Woodward Academy gave us the warmest feeling and welcomed us from the moment of our first visit. This was also picked up by our two young children. They have been happy from day one and we are thrilled to be part of this wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
I am an 8th grade student who came here in the 6th grade. Just to give a reference point, my standardized test scores would put me in the top .5% of all private school students. In my first year inthe 6th grade, i scraped A's without doing most of my work and without studying. However the difference between 6th and 7th grade is HUGE and anyone wanting to come here should know that. I went from A's with no effort to B's while studying and doing all of my work.(Granted, I was moved from the standard track to all honors classes.) Moving on, I have participated in the football, wrestling and lacrosse programs for the past two years and thought they were all great. The students are nice and I have found that they are less picky about what you wear than most of my friends from public school, debunking that common stereotype. I know this was long but I love woodward and had a lot to say.

- submitted by a community member
December 27, 2011
An exceptional school for a student who thrives or requires structure and a strong College Prep environment. Woodward is amazingly divers with a very competent staff and substantial campus. This school will encourage independence and performance from your child.

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2011
Woodward is a great school. All of the teachers are committed to teaching students. The students are awesome and they teach you even if you don't notice it. Everyone on campus is friendly. All of the people very approachable. All the students might not live near you but they are great friends. The homework is the right amount, but sometimes a bit much.

- submitted by a community member
June 05, 2011
I attended Woodward from pre-k to twelth grade and had many positive experiences. Pluses, teachers and administration are incredible, very approachable to students and parents. The school also wants students to excel offering a variety of academic levels. Plenty of variety in sports, fine arts, languages. There is also a nice diverse mix of students and i think that is saying alot for the atlanta area, cons, students live all over metro Atlanta and beyond so there isn't an after school neighborhood feel so to speak. Speaking for my graduating class, friends who went to Lovett, Westminster, pace, marist on a whole, were better balanced between studies and social life.

- submitted by a community member
April 18, 2011
While we were stationed at Fort McPherson my son attended the Woodward Academy. I love the Woodward Academy. Hated being at Fort McPherson, but would have stayed just to keep my kid at Woodward! Let's just say everything at Woodward is perfect! I have NOTHING negative to say about the school. I wish we could take Woodward with us wherever we go. We miss everyone there. My son is getting ready to go into his fifthe school (Go Army!) and no other school compares! If you get the opportunity to get into Woodward - GO! Absolute Best!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2011
The reason i did rate the school is because i just a few days ago i got ACCPETED into Woodward Academy! Im so looking forward to next year, and i cant wait to actual go to my first private school. its going to be a real EYE opener for me and my family. Im totally obessed and L O V E this school. Its also very big so im hoping and praying that i remeber where all my classes will be held!! I know its werid because your looking for a review that actual tells you about whats going on but I FUTURE STUDENT OF WOODWARD AND GREAT ADDITION TO THE WAR EAGLES know when i see a good school and a bad one.....this one is a GREAT ONE. Im just so lucky that i was picked out of all the 8th graders to highschool they those me! That letter was a life changing moment for me and im blessed to have the chance to attend a beautiful school as woodward academy!!CANT WAIT 2 SEE ALL MY NEW WAR EAGLE FAMILY!!!

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2010
We transferred to Woodward from another Atlanta area private school and couldn't be happier. Teacher quality is superb, facilities are impressive, and there are plenty of extracurricular activities for the kids. Admissions Dept. is wonderful. Only negative so far is that the administration (principal and up) is extremely unapproachable. Maybe we haven't donated enough money to merit common courtesies???

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2010
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- submitted by a student
February 12, 2010
The school does many things well- great facilities, academic resources, arts progams. However, the primary school was rigid and not as nourishing an environment as one expects: staff could be brusk with very young children, not enough unstructured play and an inappropriate amount of homework. Early language arts is solid; math prep not as excellent and should have been given class size/resources. Some teachers were wonderful, others just average and one needed to retire. Money is a significant subtext to the Woodward experience meaning those with more garnered more support and congeniality from admin. and other parents. A rigid, self-satisfied disposition permeates the main campus culture. We saw many families leave and we eventually did. (FYI, we paid full tuition). Be aware, in private school, you are entering a commnunity knit together by a financial contract at its core. Woodward's culture reflects that for better and for worse.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 14, 2009
I am a new student to woodward but for my first year it was one of the greatest desicopns of my life. Classes bothe prep and honors are challeginig but the teachers are there with you every step of the pushing you to your fullest potential. the after school activites are extesive and evry one their makes you feel like you belong in the woodward academy family. i have only two down points to this school first with the vast majority of students living all over Ga it is more complicate to hang out with friends over the weekend, second the school can be a little pricey but when you ant the best for your child cost shouldnt matter. woodward is great and if you happen to join this school here is a big woodward hug and GO! WAR EAGLES!! WHOOO

- submitted by a student
no rating September 06, 2009
I entered woodward academy in the 6 the grade after my family moved from new york and it has been a great transition for my entire family. WA is a great school. GO WAR EAGLES!

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2009
Even though I've only attended woodward for a little while, I believe it is an amazing school. The teachers are very nice and there are very many sports and clubs to attend.

- submitted by a student
August 12, 2009
Our 8th and 6th graders have been at Woodward since kindergarten. In fewer than the 150 word limit imposed, here are likes/dislikes. The good: - Woodward develops well-rounded students: challenging academics are a given, but arts and PE are also required through HS. - Classrooms, fields, etc. are first-rate. The endowment is second only to Westminster's in Atlanta. - Student body is diverse ethnically (30% minority) and geographically. We live in Buckhead, but Woodward isn't snobby. Cliques are present -- as in every school -- but aren't pervasive. The bad: - While class sizes are small, the school itslef is very big (2d-largest private school in the U.S.). - Because of geographic diversity, your child's best friend may live 30 mis. away. - Honors classes are tough, but my kids didn't find school challenging until 7th grade: prior grades should be a little harder. - Private schools are expensive: 40K+/year. An excellent school, though: kids are happpy!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2009
I attented woodward academy from pre-k-12 grade and it was the best school ever. Im a jr in college now and was actually ahead of a bunch of students when i entered my freshman year of college. Amazing cheerleading program to.

- submitted by a student
July 21, 2009
I go to this school & it's amazing!

- submitted by a student
July 07, 2009
remarkable academics! really prepares you for college. My sons freshman year at the University of Florida was a breeze because Woodward worked him so hard. Graduating from there really gave him an advantage over everyone else due to Woodward's exceptionally tough curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 25, 2009
Woodward is an expensive school that caters more to your money than to your childs performance. I have a child there and we hope to not return next year. Woodward teachers and councilors pick and choose who they want to help. There are many concerned teachers and councilors but there is just as many not. Many teachers are rude and have no respect for the parent or the child. This has been a costly learning experience for my family.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2009
It is a very expensive school and caters to students of parents with money, lots of money. Students of working class parents are often treated harsh and teachers are more critical and less tolerant. I send my children there to ensure them a safe, productive learning enviroment - Woodward does provide that. The learning environment is also good.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2009
I am a parent of 4 children, all of whom go to Woodward. We have been apart of the Woodward family for 12 years. I have had nothing but a great experience at every school (Busey,Primary,Lower, Middle, and High). It is very challenging academically, however, it's the only school my children have known. I have often struggled with the athletic program, as I feel like they aren't competitive enough. My overall experience with the school has been very pleasant. The faculty is very nice. The campus is absolutely Beautiful.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2009
I have two children there is is by far the most well rounded and balanced academic and social environment in the ATLANTA. It's like Harvard meets the United Nations! Exceptional!

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 17, 2009
this school s excellent an dteches the kids good dicipline

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2009
Easily the best school in Atlanta!!! The best part is you get to avoid all the 'Buckhead Social-Climbers' and your kids get into better colleges

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
I loved it there. It was an amazing experience.

- submitted by a student
November 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2008
its a great school with amazing opportunities. I have been there since 1st and am in 7th now. It is challenging academically and the arts and athletics are amazing. We are very competitive in sports and there a a LOT of really talented kids in drama,art,music,and academics. It is amazing, whether you go to Woodward North Campus (PK-6) or Main Campus (K-12). Everyone is so friendly and the campus is beautiful. The teachers are really helpful and they just care, and they are very approachable. The number of people in grades differ. In kindergarten to 3rd or 4th grade, there are about 50-80 students. In 5th there are about 100. In 6th, last year we had 197. in 7th and above, 150 plus. Maximum, there are 15 students in one class, usually less. I love Woodward,it is an amazing place, but they are serious about academics. they don't tolerate cheating, etc.

- submitted by a student
October 23, 2008
The school has great diversity, great resources, great opportunities. However, it can also be rigid and stressful, and probably gives more homework than is now thought to be developmentally advantageous. Success and happiness here depends very much on the fit between school and the child and his or her family

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2008
I am a student here at WA and it's amazing. I am so glad my parents sent me here because I don't know where I would be right now if I was back at Rising Starr. All the academics, arts, and athletics are just so amazing. I have been playing sports and it is just so amazing what they have taught me in a year. This is an expensive school but you DEFINETLY get what you pay for!

- submitted by a student
October 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 03, 2008
I am a student at this school and have been for 10 years now I am entering the 9th grade and have never stopped loving this school. I have all intentions of graduating from this school. They do such a good job of preparing you for the next stage in your life whether that next stage is middle school or college. I would highly recomend this school to any student or parent. P.s (the students are super friendly)

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2008
This may very well be the best independent school in the USA.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2008
This is my daughter's first year at WA. She is in the 7th grade. I wish that I would have enrolled her in her earlier years. She had to play catch up on English and Math. However, she is during well for her first year. There is alot of help you can get if you are struggling. The teacher that we have encountered have always been very helpful. They have a great bunch of caring teachers then any where we have ever been! There are many clubs and sports that a student can participate in. My child did take advantage of many things that WA had to offer. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 13, 2008
Even though i have only gone for a shadow day, this school is great. Teachers there expect students to really think or rather challenge them. When i was in some classes it was scary because the teachers were a little disappointed with the students because the class had no A's on a quiz. I was like, i thought if i were to attend i didnt know what would happen. So teachers strive for students to really think and know what there suppose to know. I really recommen thi school to students and parents but when applying dont do everything at the last moment because they are serious!

- submitted by a student
March 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
This school was and always will be amazing. I'm a 2001 high school graduate. And having an education and a diploma from my Alma Mater has provided me the opportunity to obtain higher education from other elite institutions.

- submitted by a community member
June 21, 2007
The quality of education in GA. drives many to Atlanta private schools.Though no school is perfect, We find that Woodward is academically very challenging,athletically above others in variety and quality of programs, ethnically and socially diverse,rich in opportunity for exposure to both visual and performing arts,history and literature of the world,and the highest levels of math and science. We also wanted a school that addressed issues of ethics and social and personal responsibility. We wanted excellence without eliteism and for our children to leave Woodward,confident, that following graduation, they were more than well prepared for the college of their choice.Of course,our objective in this long term investment in a Woodward education was for them to become happy, productive citizens of the world. Mission accomplished with two daughters through college and grad school and one son to graduate from WA next year! The best investment we have ever made.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
Woodward Academy is one of the more elite college prep schools in the nation and it can work wonders for students who put in the effort. I am extremely glad that my parents sent me to Woodward. There is no doubt that I would have received the same education in a public school. Everyone was on my level and higher as far as learning abilities are concerned. It forced me to work hard everyday. Woodward provides spectacular visual and performing arts programs who constantly earn top prizes in all competitions that they compete in. Woodward has averaged four state championships a year for the past five or so years in athletics. Woodward is a great place for students who are serious about their education.

- submitted by a student
February 25, 2007
The school is really horrible. My child is in the eighth grade. The honors classes are terrible. Overall, the school is not up to expectations, and you do not get your money's worth.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2006
This is my second year at Woodward (Im in 4th Grade) and I feel like I was here for 10! The teachers are real nice too. Ever since I started Woodward, I have learned so much! It also has a Beautiful campus. It looks like a college! I am very thankful to my parents for putting me in Woodward. Thanks Woodward!

- submitted by a student
August 04, 2006
Our daughter is entering her third year at Woodward Academy, and we are extremely happy with her progress. She is thriving, challenged, engaged, learning and maturing in a nurturing environment. Most of the Woodward faculty and staff are very supportive and encouraging of the students. The academic programs are riqorous, yet measured. The music, art, athletic, and extracurricular activities are abundant and exciting. The resources are first class and the diversity is realistic. We expect our daughter to emerge from Woodward as a well-rounded, confident, responsible and successful and happy young-adult.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2006
A 'gifted' student struggles with feelings of inadequacy for four years in Woodward's college preparatory program and doesn't even get into their desired school, due to the fact that he/she was not in the .00001% of students who are allowed into honors/advanced classes, when the child's public-school counterparts are more apt to get accepted to elite schools.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2006
I am a teacher at Woodward, and it is such a joy to teach there. Teachers recognize their students' talents and strengths and genuinely care about their well-being. Students are provided with an array of sports and activities to build a varied repertoire of interests. Students in the elementary grades are taught subjects in a variety of ways, by using multiple intelligences and learning styles as a basis for creating lesson plans. As a faculty, we continually strive to grow and change to meet the needs of our students. When I came to Woodward, I felt like I was joining a wonderful family. That family atmosphere allows children to take academic risks without the fear of ridicule. The diverse student body allows students to recognize and celebrate differences, as well as similarities. It is an incredible place to teach, learn, and grow.

- submitted by a teacher
March 30, 2006
Woodward Academy is a great school...academically. The administration and leadership on the business side leaves a lot to be desired. All things are not equal when your children are enrolled at this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2006
A great school! The academic programs are quite challenging with excellent teachers who really care. The 3A's at Woodward (Arts, Academics and Athletics) are available for every student. Parental involvement is highly encouraged and is rewardful too.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2005
This is my first year at Woodward. I am in seventh grade and it is not such a big change from public to private. There are smaller Teacher to student ratios so students get more help. Tutorial is also useful, an after school porgram designed to help kids with the day's lesson or previous lessons. It may be a little harsh and strict, such as tucking in your shirt or polishing those shoes but really, it just builds up your kid's character and helps them get a higher level of education which simply cannot be taught in public schools. Remember: Those who call you nerd now will call you boss later.

- submitted by a student
October 24, 2005
Woodward Academy-The Busey Campus-teachers are unorganized . Many teachers are immature,ethically challenged,defensive and have no idea of how to teach young children. Teachers spend a huge amounts of time tearing down their students self esteem, year-in and year out. Teacher clicks 'gang-up' on young students,hurting them academically and socially;they appear to thrive on this. The atmosphere is highly political;which ever parent has the most money is the parent and child with the most power. Students leave this school to recover from having attended. Students receive piles of homework packets,many of them have no: titles,no due dates,pages misnumbered. Teachers then complained students are unorganized but they do not teach students how to become organized,how to study or how to take notes. The burden is placed on the mother 24/7.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2005
I am a recent graduate of Woodward Academy in 2002 and attend Auburn. I began my tenure there in 5th grade in the transition program and by high school was in Honors and AP. It did wonders for me as a child with a moderate learning disability and my fellow students did doing well too. It is however very strict, but provides an environment in which one is always challenged.

- submitted by a former student
April 02, 2005
I am currently an eight grade student at Woodward Academy. Our motto is 'Excelence, character, opportunity.' Woodward offers five levels of courses, including: transition, academic, prep, honors, and AP (in order of increasing difficulty). The transition level is for students with learning disabilities. Unlike other schools, at Woodward the transition students are not 'outcasts' from the rest of the student body. I am currently enrolled in four honors classes and one prep class, and three of my best friends are in transition classes. Woodward's curriculm is much more advanced than that of other private schools. Woodward also has a great fine arts program which includes classes such as: band, chorus, dance, orquestra, and art. The bands are especially good, having always recieved straight superior rankings. Woodward also offers a great sports program including almost every sport imaginable. The teachers here are excelent, and most of my classes contain ten or eleven students.

- submitted by a student
September 17, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2004
Woodward is a great school for children who are auditory learners. The curriculum is very rigid,and the school is not very supportive of the students. The teachers are more interested in pointing out the negatives than the positives related to the children.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2004
My son has attended Woodward for the past 3 years. The school is nothing short of fantastic. The level of work is at least one grade or more above the public schools. My son no longer complains he is bored. The teachers are enthusiastic, responsive, interested in your child's welfare, and many have 20 years of experience. There are several levels of courses available - academic, college prep, honors, AP. Woodward provides every child a chance to shine. I can't say enough about this great school. Woodward is a place where my son is not only receiving a first rate education but developing into a responsible, mature person due to the high standards set by the school. My husband and I are Ivy League graduates, and we know Woodward is providing our son with the education he needs to aspire to the best colleges in the country.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
Woodward Academy was a wonderful school when my child used to attend. Their teaching in every subject was at least a level above those taught in public school. However, looking at the amount of scholarships my child received when she graduated from a public school, I cannot say that I regret the choice I made to place my elsewhere. However, Woodward did lay a solid foundation for my child.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2004
Having seen my daughters' performance in public and private schools, I notice a wide difference. There are smaller class sizes, more homework, after school tutorials for extra help, and more teacher involvement with the students. My daughter is using books that I used in my college classes.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
Woodward Academy was my source of education from pre-kindergarden on. I was offerred one of the best educations because of this school. I remember that every teacher and instructor that I had was (if nothing else),overqualified for their position. Class size is roughly 12 to 15 students which offers a more personal and thorough environment. Wouldn't trade my experiences there for the world.

- submitted by a former student
December 10, 2003
This school was a great experience and it showed me how to be independent and how to be responsible.

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
I attended this fantastic school from Pre-K on through. It was by far the best thing that my parents could have done for me as far as my education is concerned. I actually attended a public school for the beginning of my eighth grade year. I discovered that everything that I had been exposed to in the public school I had already covered in the fifth and sixth grades at Woodward Academy. Without a shadow of a doubt one of the best schools I could ever recommend to parents for their children.

- submitted by a former student
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Founded in 1900, Woodward Academy is metro Atlanta's long-proven college-preparatory independent school for families who want the certainty of more complete preparation for college and life. Students receive wise, individual guidance every step of the way, gain a deep respect for differences, and enjoy prolific opportunities to try and triumph. That means Woodward students discover their greatest strengths and reach their fullest potential.

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Woodward Academy
1662 Rugby Ave, College Park, GA  30337
(404) 765-4001
Last modified Woodward Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Woodward Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 78 reviews. Top