Upper School in Private School in Bridgeton, New Jersey

Upper School

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:

Nurture citizenships through weekly advisor program.


Model United Nations

National Junior Honor Society

Financial Math

Friday Afternoon Clubs

 Weekly FLEX Period for targeted academic development

Our Curriculum Includes

Language Arts

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.


After completing the Common Core State Standards through Sixth grade, students are introduced to Algebra and problem solving strategies.


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.


Biology, Physics and Chemistry concepts are the core in a program teaching students to become critical thinkers, and to understand and apply scientific concepts, principles and theories.


Learning to read and pronounce Latin lets our Seventh and Eighth graders sharpen their grammar skills and broaden their vocabulary.

Music & Drama

Along with developing a confidence to perform, the music and drama studies in the Upper School foster an understanding of music theory and music and drama history.

Fine Arts

Students earn the principals of perspective, detail rendering, foreshortening and positive-negative space and experience 3-Dimensional design.


Students are immersed in the cultures of Spain and Latin America via storytelling, history, geography, dance and food.

Physical Education

Building a strong mind and a strong body go hand in hand. Students have this fitness, sports class three times a week.


Fostering technology literacy through a 1:1 iPad program where students learn the essential tools of digital organization through the Google Workspace for Education and the basics of coding.
Private School in Bridgeton, New Jersey

Woodland Prayer

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.


An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. 

Benjamin Franklin