The Upper School Programs
Students in Fifth through Eighth Grade experience a rigorous curriculum equipping them with skills and attitudes that are vital to success beyond the Upper School classroom.
Students encounter a range of subjects — Science, Geography, History, Mathematics, Composition, English, Spanish and Latin — while gaining skills in reading, grammar, technology, art, music, drama, and physical education.
Through individualized learning, group projects, leadership and service opportunities, and extracurricular activities, Woodland encourages Upper School students to expand their creativity and curiosity. At the same time, students are given a foundation in time management, study skills, and research methods that will benefit them in high school and college.
Upper School students also:
Model United Nations
National Junior Honor Society
Friday Afternoon Clubs
Weekly FLEX Period for targeted academic development
Our Curriculum Includes
Exposing students to various forms of literature, vocabulary, and grammar helps them become more thoughtful and critical readers, more deliberate and skilled writers, and more involved and responsible human beings.
Students will engage critically and strategically with a variety of texts to support writing goals. They will develop pre-writing, composing, revising, and editing strategies for a variety of purposes, audiences, writing situations, and genres.
Learning history and geography through the impact of the development of western civilization, allows students to analyze historical events while developing a strong sense of global history.
Music & Drama
Students earn the principals of perspective, detail rendering, foreshortening and positive-negative space and experience 3-Dimensional design.
O God, bless this day we share together.
Help us to stand for the hard right against the easy wrong.
Save us from habits that harm.
Teach us to work as hard and to play as fair
in your sight alone as if all the world saw.
Forgive us when we are unkind and help us
to forgive those who are unkind to us.
Keep us ready to help others at some cost to ourselves.
Send us chances to do some good every day
and so to grow more in your grace and favor.