Service Learning

At Woodward, service to others is part of our DNA. Our students devote more than 5,000 hours to service projects annually. Our focus on service allows us to create a sense of community and educate students about social justice locally, nationally, and globally. Service experiences help shape our students into critical thinkers and ethical problem solvers. Because our alumni carry these experiences with them, Woodward makes the world a better place.

Our approach to service is both Academy-wide and student-driven. Woodward's five schools—Primary, Lower, Middle, Upper, and Woodward North—combine forces for three annual service projects, including:

  • A canned food drive benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • A fundraiser for The Terranova School, our sister school in Zambia
  • A walk-a-thon to benefit our neighborhood Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club

Every school embraces its own, age-appropriate service projects as well. The following organizations are just a few that Woodward partners with each year:

  • Horizons at Woodward
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Save the Children
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Jump Rope for Heart
  • Star Tree
  • Adopt a Family

$500,000 donated to Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club since 1997

16,000 lbs of food and $22,000 donated to Atlanta Community Food Bank in 2016

$225,000 raised for the Terranova School in last ten years

Woodward students holding sign
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