As your child enters 4th grade, they have begun to notice the larger world of happenings and possibilities that exists beyond their daily experience.
We recognize that this is a crucial time to foster that curiosity and yearning for specialized knowledge while laying the bricks of a foundational education. Woodward's Lower School teachers prioritize your student's spirit of inquiry while making sure they learn the critical skills that will serve them in the years ahead and explore the interests that truly bring them joy. We guide them through this period of exploration and change, imbuing them with respect for and curiosity about others' differences. And at Woodward this stage continues through 6th grade, affording students extra time to acquire the tools that will facilitate their physiological, emotional, and social transition to Middle School.
Respecting ourselves, each other, our school and our world is the Woodward Way.
“I learn a lot more than I did at my old school. At my old school I didn’t always have the best experiences even though I had good friends. At Woodward they really show off what I have. They show off what everybody has. They don’t keep you in the dark. They have a lot of opportunities that some other schools don’t have. It opens up a lot of doors for kids who don’t get those doors sometimes.
And the lunch is really good!”Lower School Student
- My child has an IEP. Could I use this document to apply for the Transition Learning Support Program?
- Are my children allowed to bring lunches from home at the Lower School?
- Why isn't 6th grade a part of the Middle School at Woodward?
- What grade do students at the Lower School start participating in sports?