Current Families

Welcome to the Current Families section of the Woodward Academy website, which we hope you will use as your one-stop reference for all your needs. We created this section just for you, so that everything you need throughout the school year is easily accessible—from Parent Community volunteer opportunities at your school to important information, forms, and weekly newsletters. Any items requiring password protection are located within the Parent Portal, including student/parent directories to ensure the privacy of our families.

Below, we have provided links to back-to-school information for those families who want to get a jump on summer reading and math, as well as a listing of new family events for those families new to Woodward.

Please bookmark this page on your browser and visit often! If you have questions or comments, please email us at eagleinfo@woodward.edu.

Primary School Events

Welcome, new Primary School students and families! The Woodward Academy Parent Community invites you to join us for the following special events to help you get acquainted with the school community. Although attendance at our summer events is not at all required, they are truly wonderful opportunities to tap into valuable resources and make a few connections prior to the first day of school. We look forward to meeting you this summer!


June 3, 2017 | 9 a.m.-11 a.m. | New Family Play Date - Primary School Playground
If you ask our Primary School students about their favorite parts of school, one place comes up over and over—the playground! Families with new students entering grades pre-K through third are invited to a morning of serious fun and not-so-serious socializing. Put on your play clothes (no uniforms needed) and get ready to make new friends! Parents, while your children check out the playground with other new and returning students, you will have a chance to meet and chat with both new and current Woodward Academy families. Please register to attend by May 27.


August 5, 2017 | 9 a.m.-11 a.m. | Back to School Bash – Primary School Playground
Get ready to shake, rattle, and roll into a fantastic new school year! The Primary School welcomes you to our Back-to-School Bash, with high-energy music and other great surprises that will fuel your excitement and help shake out some of those new school, new year jitters! Our DJ will have you tapping your feet and moving to the beat. This out-of-uniform event is a wonderful way for our children to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. You might even find yourself showing off those awesome hokey-pokey moves! Please register to attend by July 29.


August 17, 2017 | 8 a.m.-10 a.m. | New Parent Coffee – 1673 Rugby Avenue, College Park
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers—and coffee! The Woodward Academy Primary School Welcoming Committee invites you to join us for coffee on the first day of school, Thursday, August 17. New parents, returning parents, Parent Community leadership, and members of the Primary School’s administrative team will all be there to enjoy a morning of coffee and conversation. Join us immediately following morning drop-off at the home of Amanda and Chris Freer, located on our Main Campus. Please register to attend by August 10.

Lower School Events

Welcome, new Lower School students and families! The Woodward Academy Parent Community invites you to join us for the following special events to help you get acquainted with the school community. Although attendance at our summer events is not at all required, they are truly wonderful opportunities to tap into valuable resources and make a few connections prior to the first day of school. We look forward to meeting you this summer!


June 10, 2017 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bowling Bash - Midtown Bowl - 1936 Piedmont Circle
Let's strike up some fun and get the new year rolling while meeting other Woodward Academy Lower School families! The Welcoming Committee would like you to join us for pizza and bowling. Leave the school uniform at home and bring your entire family. We love the Lower School and cannot wait to welcome you into the Woodward community! Please register to attend by June 3.

August 14, 2017 | 2 p.m.-3 p.m. | Ice Cream Social - Lower School Gym/Cafeteria
Woodward Academy is such a special place, and we are excited to share it with you! After the out-of-uniform Lower School New Student Orientation, please join the Woodward Academy Welcoming Committee for an ice cream social and a chance to socialize with new and current Lower School students and their parents. This will be a great way to rekindle friendships made earlier in the summer and to make some new ones prior to the first day of school. Please register to attend by August 7.

Middle School Events

Welcome, new Middle School students and families! The Woodward Academy Parent Community invites you to join us for the following special events to help you get acquainted with the school community. Although attendance at our summer events is not at all required, they are truly wonderful opportunities to tap into valuable resources and make a few connections prior to the first day of school. We look forward to meeting you this summer!


June 1, 2017 | 4 p.m.-6 p.m. | MythBusters - Middle School Cafeteria/Yard
Go on, ask us anything! That’s why we’re here! The administration and families of the Woodward Academy Middle School are delighted to have you join the Woodward Family, and we know you have a ton of questions and thoughts about the upcoming school year. We are here to help answer those questions and dispel any myths! Please leave the uniform at home and join us to meet the Middle School administrators, tour the school, and have fun getting to know Woodward. Please register to attend by May 25.

August 10, 2017 | 4 p.m.–6 p.m. | War Eagles Welcome Party - Middle School Cafeteria/Yard
Let’s go (clap clap) Woodward! Let’s go (clap clap) Woodward! Well, it sounds a lot better when our students are cheering it together! Get into the Woodward spirit at our War Eagles Welcome Party for new Middle School students and families, and get to know the Woodward community. Students can learn a Woodward cheer, catch passes with Woodward football players, and dance as our DJ spins their favorite tunes. We look forward to seeing you there! No uniforms are required, but if you’ve already purchased spirit wear, what a great time to show it off! Please register to attend by August 3.

Upper School Events

Welcome, new Upper School students and families! The Woodward Academy Parent Community invites you to join us for the following special events to help you get acquainted with the school community. Although attendance at our summer events is not at all required, they are truly wonderful opportunities to tap into valuable resources and make a few connections prior to the first day of school. We look forward to meeting you this summer!


June 8, 2017 | 6 p.m.–8 p.m. | Varsity Food Truck - Upper School Commons Area
What’ll ya have, what’ll ya have, what’ll ya have? What do Woodward Academy and the Varsity have in common? They’re both the pride of our fantastic city! Enjoy a fun-filled evening of hotdogs, hamburgers, and onion rings from the famous Varsity Food Truck while you meet other new Woodward families and get to know our amazing administrators. Leave the uniforms at home, but be sure to bring a hearty appetite, as well as all your questions. Our current families and Student Ambassadors can’t wait to get to know you and welcome you to the Woodward Family! Please register to attend by June 1.

August 8, 2017 | 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Ice Cream Social - Upper School Commons Area
We’re kicking off a sweet school year with our Woodward Upper School Ice Cream Social. Join us for this out-of-uniform event where you can make your perfect sundae and share your best summer stories with your new Woodward friends. Parents, you will have a chance to catch up with other new Woodward families, and have all your questions answered by current families and our wonderful administrators. We are so glad you have joined the Woodward family, and we will do everything we can to make your first days of school go as smoothly as possible! Please register to attend by August 1.

Woodward North Events

Welcome, new Woodward North students and families! The Woodward Academy Parent Community invites you to join us for the following special events to help you get acquainted with the school community. Although attendance at our summer events is not at all required, they are truly wonderful opportunities to tap into valuable resources and make a few connections prior to the first day of school. We look forward to meeting you this summer!


June 7, 2017 | 4 p.m.-6 p.m. | Ice Cream Social and Scavenger Hunt - Woodward North - Multiplex
Please join us for an ice cream sundae and a chance to explore your new school! All of our new students are invited to take part in a fun scavenger hunt designed specifically to introduce new students to the Woodward North campus. No uniforms, just lots of fun! While students have a chance to make new friends and get to know their new school, parents will have the opportunity to ask questions of our Parent Community volunteers as well as our administration, and to get to know other new Woodward families. This event is for all new students, including siblings who will be entering Woodward North this Fall. Please register to attend by May 31.

August 10, 2017 | 9 a.m.-11 a.m. | Playground Preview - Woodward North Playground
We will kick off a great school year with a Playground Preview for all new students in pre-K through 3rd grade. While parents enjoy pastries and coffee, students will catch up with new friends while experiencing all of the fun to be had on Woodward North’s main playground. Student ambassadors will lead games and otherwise “break the ice,” and parents will have a chance to socialize and ask those last-minute questions. This event will be entirely outside, so be sure to dress casually. This event is for pre-K through 3rd grade new students, including siblings who will be entering Woodward North this fall. Please register to attend by August 3.

August 12, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Jump Into School - Get Air Johns Creek
We will jump into the new school year with an event just for our new students in grades 4-6. Join us for a chance to meet other new Woodward North students, as well as several student ambassadors, while you check out the trampolines, foam pit, slack line, and more! Parents can enjoy light snacks in our party room, meet other new families, and get those last-minute questions answered. Please note that Get Air requires a waiver be completed for all “jumpers,” and jump socks will be provided by Get Air. This out-of-uniform event is for new students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Please register to attend by August 5.

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Student Photo Selected for Exhibit

Ninth-grader Jack Rivers' photo titled, "Digital Mind," was selected to display as part of the annual Simple Pleasures Photography Exhibition.

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