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- a parent
As a teacher previously, I believe that teachers make the difference between a good school and a great school. HB is a really good school already, with a wonderful set of principals and a philosophy that makes going to school fun and exciting and prepares 6th-12th graders for the responsibilities they will have as college students and in life in general. I couldn't ask for a better place for my child to learn and grow up.



- a parent
La verdad que es una escuela fenomenal. Los profesores son entusiamados y detallosos. He visto un cambio bien grande en mi hijo. El ahora es propetario de su trabajo escolar. El se motiva por las actividades y proyectos que tiene que hacer. Los ninos celebran su progreso atravez de portofolios-muestras de su trabajo de lo cual se sienten orgullosos.Es posible que su hijo pueda tomar espanol enfocado para ninos que hablen espanol. Si tu hijo esta en quinto o ocatvo grado-vale la pena aplicar por esta escuela. Es una escuela de Middle y High School (grados 6-12). Este processo toma varios pasos....no dejes que esto te moleste. VALE EL ESFUERZO. Cuando visiten la escuela van a ver que es relajada pero es por que los ninos son o aprenden ser auto motivados Los profesores tratan los ninos con respeto por que los ninos son serios de su aprendisaje y disfrutan de el.. Muchos alumnos siguien a estudiar en la universidad por que han aprendido ser independiente en HB Woodlawn en preparacion para la vida real.




- a parent
If your kid is focused, a self-starter and responsible without your nagging and reminding, then H-B is a great school (that is, if your kid gets in - the lottery is highly competitive). The emphasis is on self-motivation and self-responsibility: H-B gives kids the level of freedom other schools do not AND it expects a lot in return. Given that test scores are the highest in Arlington County, apparently this model works. The annual Washington Post high schools rankings (despite of what you may think of any rankings in general) places H-B at the top or one of the top two public schools in this area year after year (not including TJ in Alexandria). The small class side -- around 75 students in middle school, 85 in high school - certainly gives H-B the sense of a small, private school. I cannot think of a school that by its design better prepares kids for college - it really is set up as a mini-college. Given its high scores, small class size, overall student satisfaction, the intimate feel of a close-knit school, the ability to audition classes in higher grades, and incredible teacher involvement, I would say consider yourself lucky if your kid makes the lottery.

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- a parent
It's a wonderful school - excellent academically but has a sense of fun. The students really like it-- it is more flexible and places more responsibility on the students themselves.



- a student
H-B Woodlawn is a great school that permits students to not only get a good education, but also learn the values of responsibility in a way that no school I know of does.

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