Goal: Academic Excellence

Woodward Academy is committed to offering a challenging, relevant, globally-oriented curriculum viewed as a standard bearer in college-preparatory education and to developing critical thinkers and ethical problem solvers.

We will offer an excellent education to every student we admit, challenging and growing each individual to his or her fullest potential.

We will achieve these goals through Supporting Strategies (SS) in these key areas:

 

 

Faculty

  • Faculty will be the finest in the teaching profession, able to embrace the opportunities presented by a widely diverse student population and to relish the growth that comes from professional development and evaluation.1234Actionable Item:All faculty will be on a three-year evaluation cycle by 2021.Actionable Item:All faculty will engage in at least one professional development activity per year that will be in alignment with their professional development goals.Actionable Item:All faculty will identify at least one way, outside the classroom, they will serve the cocurricular experience of students through existing programs.Actionable Item:All faculty will provide prompt, thoughtful feedback to student and parent communications.
  • Faculty members are student-centered, helping each student navigate the Woodward experience successfully.
  • They commit themselves to at least one cocurricular activity per year as faculty leader or advisor.
  • They understand their pivotal role in spreading positive word of mouth among current families and influencing re-enrollment.
  • They engage in peer collaboration to deepen their understanding of relevant teaching and learning strategies.

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

 

Students

We will reach enrollment goals in each school with intellectually and internationally diverse students who will become the following:123Actionable Item:Enrollment goals in the preface to this plan will be reached by 2021.Actionable Item:College Counseling will begin as early as 9th grade to prepare students for the college selection/admission process. We will purposely cultivate relationships with highly selective colleges and universities to be certain they know our curriculum, teaching philosophy, and grading practices.Actionable Item:All students will be expected to participate in at least one service project per year, or more, depending upon the school in which the student is enrolled.

  • Compassionate, creative, global citizens.
  • Exceptionally prepared for success in their college  of choice and for a life of civic engagement.

 

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

 

123Actionable Item:Distinctions in Sustainabilityand Global Education for the Upper School will be developed by 2018.Actionable Item:Distinctions in Sustainabilityand Global Education for the Upper School will be developed by 2018.Actionable Item:The Upper School will adopt a new daily schedule that provides increased flexibility in scheduling courses, a less frenetic pace, deeper exploration of content through periodic longer class sessions, and time for reflection and collaboration for both students and faculty.

We will align the curriculum from Pre-K through 12th grade, emphasizing the importance of sustainability and global education, offering students the opportunity to earn Distinctions in Sustainability or Global Education.

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodward North

We will ensure the viability of Woodward North, with an enrollment target of 325 Pre-K through 6th grade students.

 

SP Goal: Community

Faculty

  • Faculty will be the finest in the teaching profession, able to embrace the opportunities presented by a widely diverse student population and to relish the growth that comes from professional development and evaluation.1234Actionable Item:All faculty will be on a three-year evaluation cycle by 2021.Actionable Item:All faculty will engage in at least one professional development activity per year that will be in alignment with their professional development goals.Actionable Item:All faculty will identify at least one way, outside the classroom, they will serve the cocurricular experience of students through existing programs.Actionable Item:All faculty will provide prompt, thoughtful feedback to student and parent communications.
  • Faculty members are student-centered, helping each student navigate the Woodward experience successfully.
  • They commit themselves to at least one cocurricular activity per year as faculty leader or advisor.
  • They understand their pivotal role in spreading positive word of mouth among current families and influencing re-enrollment.
  • They engage in peer collaboration to deepen their understanding of relevant teaching and learning strategies.

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

Students

We will reach enrollment goals in each school with intellectually and internationally diverse students who will become the following:123Actionable Item:Enrollment goals in the preface to this plan will be reached by 2021.Actionable Item:College Counseling will begin as early as 9th grade to prepare students for the college selection/admission process. We will purposely cultivate relationships with highly selective colleges and universities to be certain they know our curriculum, teaching philosophy, and grading practices.Actionable Item:All students will be expected to participate in at least one service project per year, or more, depending upon the school in which the student is enrolled.

  • Compassionate, creative, global citizens.
  • Exceptionally prepared for success in their college  of choice and for a life of civic engagement.

 

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

Curriculum

123Actionable Item:Distinctions in Sustainabilityand Global Education for the Upper School will be developed by 2018.Actionable Item:Distinctions in Sustainabilityand Global Education for the Upper School will be developed by 2018.Actionable Item:The Upper School will adopt a new daily schedule that provides increased flexibility in scheduling courses, a less frenetic pace, deeper exploration of content through periodic longer class sessions, and time for reflection and collaboration for both students and faculty.

We will align the curriculum from Pre-K through 12th grade, emphasizing the importance of sustainability and global education, offering students the opportunity to earn Distinctions in Sustainability or Global Education.

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

 

 

Woodward North

We will ensure the viability of Woodward North, with an enrollment target of 325 Pre-K through 6th grade students.

 

Faculty

  • Faculty will be the finest in the teaching profession, able to embrace the opportunities presented by a widely diverse student population and to relish the growth that comes from professional development and evaluation.
  • Faculty members are student-centered, helping each student navigate the Woodward experience successfully.
  • They commit themselves to at least one cocurricular activity per year as faculty leader or advisor.
  • They understand their pivotal role in spreading positive word of mouth among current families and influencing re-enrollment.
  • They engage in peer collaboration to deepen their understanding of relevant teaching and learning strategies.

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

 

 

 

Students

We will reach enrollment goals in each school with intellectually and internationally diverse students who will become the following:

 

 

  • Compassionate, creative, global citizens.
  • Exceptionally prepared for success in their college  of choice and for a life of civic engagement.

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

We will align the curriculum from Pre-K through 12th grade, emphasizing the importance of sustainability and global education, offering students the opportunity to earn Distinctions in Sustainability or Global Education.

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

 

 

 

Woodward North

We will ensure the viability of Woodward North, with an enrollment target of 325 Pre-K through 6th grade students.

 

Faculty

  • Faculty will be the finest in the teaching profession, able to embrace the opportunities presented by a widely diverse student population and to relish the growth that comes from professional development and evaluation.
  • Faculty members are student-centered, helping each student navigate the Woodward experience successfully.
  • They commit themselves to at least one cocurricular activity per year as faculty leader or advisor.
  • They understand their pivotal role in spreading positive word of mouth among current families and influencing re-enrollment.
  • They engage in peer collaboration to deepen their understanding of relevant teaching and learning strategies.

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

 

 

 

Woodward North

We will ensure the viability of Woodward North, with an enrollment target of 325 Pre-K through 6th grade students.

 

Faculty

  • Faculty will be the finest in the teaching profession, able to embrace the opportunities presented by a widely diverse student population and to relish the growth that comes from professional development and evaluation.
  • Faculty members are student-centered, helping each student navigate the Woodward experience successfully.
  • They commit themselves to at least one cocurricular activity per year as faculty leader or advisor.
  • They understand their pivotal role in spreading positive word of mouth among current families and influencing re-enrollment.
  • They engage in peer collaboration to deepen their understanding of relevant teaching and learning strategies.

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

 

 

 

Students

We will reach enrollment goals in each school with intellectually and internationally diverse students who will become the following:

  • Compassionate, creative, global citizens.
  • Exceptionally prepared for success in their college of choice and for a life of civic engagement.
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See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

We will align the curriculum from Pre-K through 12th grade, emphasizing the importance of sustainability and global education, offering students the opportunity to earn Distinctions in Sustainability or Global Education.

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students

We will reach enrollment goals in each school with intellectually and internationally diverse students who will become the following:

 

  • Compassionate, creative, global citizens.
  • Exceptionally prepared for success in their college  of choice and for a life of civic engagement.

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

 

 

Faculty

  • Faculty will be the finest in the teaching profession, able to embrace the opportunities presented by a widely diverse student population and to relish the growth that comes from professional development and evaluation.
  • Faculty members are student-centered, helping each student navigate the Woodward experience successfully.
  • They commit themselves to at least one cocurricular activity per year as faculty leader or advisor.
  • They understand their pivotal role in spreading positive word of mouth among current families and influencing re-enrollment.
  • They engage in peer collaboration to deepen their understanding of relevant teaching and learning strategies.

See our steps in Actionable Items.

1234Actionable Item:All faculty will be on a three-year evaluation cycle by 2021.Actionable Item:All faculty will engage in at least one professional development activity per year that will be in alignment with their professional development goals.Actionable Item:All faculty will identify at least one way, outside the classroom, they will serve the cocurricular experience of students through existing programs.Actionable Item:All faculty will provide prompt, thoughtful feedback to student and parent communications.

 

 

 

Students

We will reach enrollment goals in each school with intellectually and internationally diverse students who will become the following:

 

 

  • Compassionate, creative, global citizens.
  • Exceptionally prepared for success in their college  of choice and for a life of civic engagement.

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

123Actionable Item:Enrollment goals in the preface to this plan will be reached by 2021.Actionable Item:College Counseling will begin as early as 9th grade to prepare students for the college selection/admission process. We will purposely cultivate relationships with highly selective colleges and universities to be certain they know our curriculum, teaching philosophy, and grading practices.Actionable Item:All students will be expected to participate in at least one service project per year, or more, depending upon the school in which the student is enrolled.

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty

  • Faculty will be the finest in the teaching profession, able to embrace the opportunities presented by a widely diverse student population and to relish the growth that comes from professional development and evaluation.
  • Faculty members are student-centered, helping each student navigate the Woodward experience successfully.
  • They commit themselves to at least one cocurricular activity per year as faculty leader or advisor.
  • They understand their pivotal role in spreading positive word of mouth among current families and influencing re-enrollment.
  • They engage in peer collaboration to deepen their understanding of relevant teaching and learning strategies.

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

 

 

 

Students

We will reach enrollment goals in each school with intellectually and internationally diverse students who will become the following:

  • Compassionate, creative, global citizens.
  • Exceptionally prepared for success in their college of choice and for a life of civic engagement.

See our steps in Actionable Items.

 

 

 

 

 

Woodward North

We will ensure the viability of Woodward North, with an enrollment target of 325 Pre-K through 6th grade students.