Academic Excellence

Awards and Recognitions

  • Brothers Support Cause, Cycle 40-Miles

    Woodward Academy students and brothers Matthew M., 6th grade, and Tyler M., 5th grade, recently participated in The Dempsey Challenge, an annual run, walk and cycle fundraising experience in support of The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. Matthew and Tyler completed a 40-mile cycle in Maine and raised $1,500. They were among 4,000 participants that collectively raised more than $1 million in support of The Dempsey Center.

    The Dempsey Center provides free support, education and integrative medicine services to anyone impacted by cancer.

    Posted October 2, 2014
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  • Students Win 1st Place in Video Competition

    Woodward Academy 9th graders Brian Smith and Sydney Sims won first place in the high school German 1 category in the European Day of Languages video competition sponsored by the Goethe Zentrum and the Alliance Francaise.

    The European Day of Languages, celebrated annually, is a day to alert the public to the importance of language learning to increase pluralism and intercultural understanding, while providing the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe and encouraging lifelong language learning.

    Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Junior Teaches 6th Graders about Wildlife

    Woodward Academy junior Noah Fields joined the annual sixth grade camping trip to Tumbling Waters last week to teach a wildlife unit to the students. Noah taught seven classes that included a wealth of knowledge about snakes. Noah is the son of sixth grade science teacher Danise Fields '83.

    Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Fourth Grader Wins Gold in Pan American Games

    Woodward fourth grader Ella G. won a gold medal for the USA girls fencing team in the saber fencing event at the Pan American Youth Games in Aruba last weekend. This was Ella's first international competition.

    Posted August 27, 2014
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  • Faculty-Staff Honored for Years of Service

    At the faculty's opening meeting on August 6, Woodward honored faculty and staff for years of service to the Academy. See the attached list of faculty and staff who have dedicated years of service to our great school.

    Posted August 14, 2014
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  • Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Results

    At the end of May, five teams from Woodward Academy participated in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Iowa.

    Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students in kindergarten through college. The competition involves using technical, artistic and creative problem solving skills to solve a variety of problems. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.

    The 2014 World Finals competition included more than 800 teams from 16 countries and 38 states. Congratulations to the following teams:

    Woodward North's fifth grade "Seeing is Believing" team placed 11th out of 48 teams.

    Woodward North's "Balsa" team, composed of fourth and fifth graders, placed 5th out of 49 teams.

    Woodward North's third grade "Not So Haunted House" team placed 6th in the world in their first year competing.

    The Middle School's "Seeing is Believing" team placed 9th out of 51 teams.

    The Upper School's "Stackable Structure" team placed 15th out of 44 teams.

    Posted June 17, 2014
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  • Students Selected for Governor's Honors Program

    Upper School students Jacob Reich (Spanish), Alli Gordon (communicative arts), Sammi Tuchman (dance), Amy Kanchibhatla (social studies) and Chris DuPree (math) have been selected for the Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP). GHP is a four-week, summer residential program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students a challenging and enriching educational opportunity.

    Each high school in the state of Georgia is eligible to submit the top one percent of their students for each category of study. Statewide, 3,000 students participated by completing a challenge in their respected field. Participants were scored on their responses and performances and were interviewed by a panel of judges. Less than one quarter of the eligible students are selected to join the program.

    Posted May 21, 2014
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  • WN to Host Odyssey of the Mind State Workshop

    Woodward North will host Georgia's first Odyssey of the Mind Spontaneous Workshop on Saturday, May 17.

    The 32 qualifying teams from Georgia, including five teams from Woodward, will be invited to attend the workshop to prepare for and experience a variety of different types of problems in advance of World Finals at the end of the month.

    Posted May 16, 2014
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  • Debate Team Wins St. Mark's Round Up

    Last weekend, a Woodward Academy freshman debate team won the St. Mark's Round Up in Dallas, Texas. The event is a round robin for 24 debate teams from across the U.S. Both freshmen teams from Woodward won the preliminary debates to advance to the final four.

    Gibran Essa and Crawford Kennedy were champions, beating Pace Academy in the semifinals and Liberal Arts and Sciences in the finals. Max Abramson and Aly Shakoor were semifinalists. Max also was named top overall speaker at the event.

    This ends a dominant season by the freshmen, including wins at the University of Kentucky and UGA tournaments, two of the largest first year tournaments in the U.S.

    Posted May 15, 2014
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  • Senior Named U.S. Presidential Scholar

    Woodward Academy senior Sathvik Namburar was recently named a 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholar by the U.S. Department of Education. This is one of the highest awards the nation can bestow upon a graduating high school senior. Two seniors are chosen from each state.

    U.S. Presidential Scholars are selected from a group of highly accomplished and qualified semifinalists. Selection is based on scholastic and/or artistic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, community service, strong character and commitment to high ideals.

    Posted May 8, 2014
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