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, please find all back-to-school information as well as details of all new family events, organized by school. If you have questions or comments, please email us at eagleinfo@woodward.edu.

Back to School Information

New Family Events

Primary School

Welcome new Primary School students and families!  The WA Parent Community invites you to join us on the morning of June 1 to meet other new Primary School families at our fabulous Primary School playground for a playdate.  On August 10, we invite you to join all PS families and students for a back-to-school bash with music, food, and playground fun. We invite our new Primary School parents to join us for coffee at Dr. Freer’s house on August 14 after first day morning drop off.  For parking information for any event on campus, please consult our campus map. Please click on our event link for details and to RSVP!

New Family Play Date
June 1, 2019 | 9-11 a.m.
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.


Back to School Bash
August 10, 2019 | 9-11 a.m.
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 August 5.

New Parent Coffee
August 14, 2019 | 8-10 a.m.
1673 Rugby Avenue, College Park

Do you need a jolt of energy to shake off the lazy days of summer and get ready for a new school year?  We have a cup of coffee with your name on it! Join us for a coffee party hosted by Dr. Chris Freer and his wife, Amanda, at (drop in date and address) and meet other Primary and Lower School families.  If the caffeine isn’t enough to get you excited about the 2019-20 year, the chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones will definitely have you ready to put on your Spirit Gear and start a fantastic Woodward year! Please register to attend by August 9.

Lower School

Welcome new Lower School students and families!  The WA Parent Community invites you to join us on May 19 during New Orientation for a Scavenger Hunt at the Lower School.  On August 10, we invite you to join us to meet other new Lower School families for a Bowling Bash at Midtown Bowl. We invite our new Lower School parents to join us for coffee at Dr. Freer’s house on August 14 after first day morning drop off. For parking information for any event on campus, please consult our campus map. Please click on our event link for details and to RSVP!

Scavenger Hunt
May 19, 2019 | 2-4 p.m.
Lower School Gym

Art Room?  Check! Library?  Check! The Lower School is full of fun and surprises, and you’ll know your way around after our Scavenger Hunt!  Join a team of other students to follow the clues and earn prizes as you get to know your new school and even more importantly, get to know new friends.  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 May 15.

Bowling Bash
August 10, 2019 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
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 July 29.

New Parent Coffee
August 14, 2019 | 8-10 a.m.
1673 Rugby Avenue, College Park

Do you need a jolt of energy to shake off the lazy days of summer and get ready for a new school year?  We have a cup of coffee with your name on it! Join us for a coffee party hosted by Dr. Chris Freer and his wife, Amanda, at (drop in date and address) and meet other Primary and Lower School families.  If the caffeine isn’t enough to get you excited about the 2019-20 year, the chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones will definitely have you ready to put on your Spirit Gear and start a fantastic Woodward year! Please register to attend by August 9.

Middle School

Welcome new and rising Middle School students and families and rising Woodward North students and families!  The WA Parent Community invites you to join us on June 2 to meet other new Middle School families for a fun Bingo Party at the Middle School. All new and rising 7th grade and 8th grade families are welcome! On August 10, we invite you to join us for a Bowling Party. For parking information for any event on campus, please consult our campus map. Please click on our event link for details and to RSVP!

Welcome Bingo Party
June 2, 2019 | 3-5 p.m.
Middle School Cafeteria/Yard

Bingo always has prizes, and of course, we have some great spirit gear and cool treats for the winning bingo card, but the best part of our bingo?  Everyone’s a winner! Join us to have a great time as you fill out your bingo card with fascinating facts about Woodward’s new middle school students..  You will be amazed by all the interesting things your will learn about your new classmates!  Please leave the uniform at home and get ready to meet the Middle School administrators, tour the school, and have fun getting to know your new Woodward friends. Please register to attend by May 24.

Bowling Bash
August 10, 2019 | 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Midtown Bowl - 1936 Piedmont Circle 

Let's strike up some fun and get the new year rolling while meeting other Woodward Academy Middle School families! The Welcoming Committee would like you to join us for good times and bowling.  Leave the school uniform at home and bring your entire family.  We love the Middle School and cannot wait to welcome you into the Woodward community!! Please register to attend by August 6.

Upper School

Welcome new Upper School students and families!  The WA Parent Community invites you to join us for a casual dinner on May 30 to meet other new Upper School families and students on the US campus.  We will have the Varsity food truck and US administrators on hand to answer any questions. On August 7, we invite you to join us for a back-to-school Ice Cream Social with the King of Pops at the Upper School commons area.  For parking information for any event on campus, please consult our campus map. Please click on our event link for details and to RSVP!

Varsity Food Truck
May 30, 2019 | 6-9 p.m.
Tyler Brown Student Center

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 hot dogs, 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 May 20.

Ice Cream Social
August 8, 2019 | 7-8:30 p.m.
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 July 24.

Woodward North

Welcome new Woodward North students and families!  The Woodward North Parent Community invites you to join us on June 7 for an Ice Cream Social and Scavenger Hunt on the Woodward North campus from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  On August 10, we invite all new pre-K through 6th grade students to Jump into the New Year at Get Air in Johns Creek from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please click on our event link for details and to RSVP!

Ice Cream Social and Scavenger Hunt
June 7, 2019 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Woodward North - Multiplex

Please join us for ice cream 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 24.

Jump Into the New Year
August 10, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Get Air Johns Creek

We will jump into the new school year with an event just for our new students in grades preK - 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, slackline, 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 an out-of-uniform event. Please register to attend by July 29.

NEWS

Will Sanders Climbs Baseball Rankings

Woodward Academy's Will Sanders '20 has been vaulting up the high school baseball prospect rankings over the past several months.  The rising senior for the War Eagle baseball team has recently been named to two major All-American roster events for this summer.

space camp

Rising ninth-graders Jacob Westlund and Alex Van Aacken recently attended Robotics Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp®, Space Camp® Robotics™, Aviation Challenge®, U.S. Cyber Camp® and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center.

Woodward Senior to Study Arabic in Morocco

Rising senior William Gore will study Arabic in Morocco this summer through a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship. NSLI-Y is a program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.