Primary School

Welcome to Woodward -
Primary School 2014 Edition

Please go to the following links to view all information and requirements for the beginning of the school year.

Welcome to the Primary School:

Helpful Hints:

Individual Forms Due on Registration Day:

Note: The Primary School office will be closed from Friday, May 30, to Tuesday, July 29. We will resume regular office hours on Wednesday, July 30.

Required registration will be held on Monday, August 11 in the Primary School Gym. Note: All students should wear their uniforms and be accompanied by their parents for registration. See below for details:

PreK, Kindergarten & 2nd grade students
whose last name begins with:
1st Grade & 3rd Grade students
whose last name begins with:
A-I report at 8:00 am A-I report at 12:30 pm
J-Q report at 9:00 am J-Q report at 1:30 pm
R-Z report at 10:00 am R-Z report at 2:30 pm

During registration, parents will have an opportunity to meet the teachers, register for various co-curricular activities, and sign up for Parent Community Opportunities. All students should come in uniform that day and be accompanied by a parent for their visit. For questions concerning uniforms, please visit the Campus Store page.

  • Our Woodward Welcoming Committee provides many opportunities for new families to meet and get to know other new and veteran parents. For more information about this program,  please visit Woodward Welcoming Committee page

Please go to the main Welcome to Woodward page for summer reading and other back-to-school information.

About the Primary School

The Woodward Academy Primary School’s mission is to meet children where they are, academically, socially and emotionally, so that they can be happy, successful, and prepared for what is ahead. Everything we do is geared to the young child. By providing a nurturing, loving, and engaging learning environment, children are encouraged to explore, create, and collaborate. Implementing authentic learning, developing critical thinking skills, and building a support between school and home are our goals for each child and his/her family.

We currently have two sections of PreK, five sections of kindergarten, four sections of first through third grades and two third grade Transition classes. All Primary School students participate in science. Physical education is an extremely important part of a Primary School student’s schedule with five classes each week, and dance is offered twice a week for children in first through third grades. Students enjoy art and music twice per week, and Spanish, library, and computer classes are offered once a week. Our students explore and utilize a wide range of technology applications such as interactive Smartboards, PCs, iPods, iPads, MacBooks, Lego Robotics, etc.  Many co-curricular activities are available to Primary School students such as Spanish Club, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, chess, tennis, piano, martial arts, and golf. Third grade students have the opportunity to participate in additional activities which include Primary Singers, Character Builders, and intramural sports that include volleyball, basketball, swimming and soccer.

Our teachers are dedicated, creative professionals who understand the needs of the young child.  They foster a sense of peace and stability in our home-like environment. Our low teacher to student ratio enables us to meet the individual needs of each student.

Primary School Administration

Please go to the Primary School's Who's Who page for additional faculty/staff information or the employee quick reference.


Additional Information

2001 Walker Avenue (Location)
1662 Rugby Avenue (Mailing)
College Park, GA 30337

The Primary School is located in historic College Park, just to the west of Main Campus, and near the intersection of Walker Avenue and Atlanta Street.

School Hours for Pre-K through Grade 3, Monday through Friday:

  • All grades report to classroom at 8:00 a.m., tardy after 8:25 a.m. (must be accompanied to the school office by a parent)
  • PK and K dismiss at 2:30 p.m.
  • Grades 1-3 dismiss at 3:00 p.m.

Primary School Calendar

Sep 1 Mon

Labor Day Holiday - School Closed

Sep 6 Sat

Woodward Academy Governing Board Meeting

Location: Main Campus
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sep 8 Mon

PS Fall Decorations Go Up

Location: PS
Sep 9 Tue

PS Speech & Hearing Testing

Location: PS

Parent Programming - “Lessons Learned & Actions Taken since the Winter of 2014”

Location: Main Campus - Gresham Chapel Activity Room

Visit this link

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Sep 17 Wed

Woodward Academy Late Start Day

PS PreK, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Parent Lunch

Location: TBD
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM