Lower Letter

Updated May 24, 2019

Lower School Upcoming Events

Friday, May 24, 2019 - Last Day of School, early dismissal at 11:30 a.m.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,
Today is a bittersweet day for me.  I'm very excited about the opportunity to rest and relax a bit this summer, but I'm very sad about our wonderful sixth-grade students moving on.  We will miss them tremendously!  We had a wonderful field day yesterday, a great sixth grade Honors Presentation on Wednesday night ,and are looking forward to a great celebration with them today, the last day of school.  We will miss their spirit and vast and varied talents. We wish them nothing but the very best on the next phase of their educational journey.

For our fourth and fifth grade students, we wish you a restful, safe, and happy summer!  We look forward to hearing about your summer adventures upon your return in August!

Parents, thank you for your support during this tremendously successful school year.  We realize the sacrifices you make in sending your children to Woodward Academy and we certainly will never take that for granted!  For the many of you who volunteered during the school year, thank you for your time and service.  It is your dedication to our students that really makes a difference in their experience here! 

I hope you all have a great summer!  I will be in the office most of the summer if you need anything at all!  Cheers to everyone!

Andy Phillips, Principal
Woodward Academy/Lower School

Sign Up for Music, Dance, and PE for 2019-20 for Current Students

We will begin our sign-up process for currently enrolled students for rising 4th grade, rising 5th grade, and rising 6th grade.  We are asking you to sign your child up for their music, dance, and physical education classes before the end of this school year.  You were sent an email message with information on how to register your child for these classes.  It is very important that you read the instructions during the registration process, especially if you have gone through this process before, as the instructions have changed and are very grade specific. 

Music choices for 4th grade are strings or chorus.  Band is not an option for our rising 4th grade students.  For the 5th and 6th grade, music choices are band, strings, or chorus.

Students must register for physical education class and/or dance depending on their grade level.  Again, read the instructions thoroughly.  Students who wish to participate in dance must register for dance.  Please be aware there is a fee for dance.  Also, our dance classes are limited to the number of students.  It will be first come-first serve basis.  If your child wants to take dance, don’t delay in completing the registration process.

We ask that you complete this process by May 24.  Please discuss their choices with them so they know what class you expect them to be part of for the next school year.

Click here to go directly to the website to register.

Chaplain's Corner

Greetings Woodward Academy Community,

I cannot believe this school year is already coming to a close! We have enjoyed a year filled with holiday assemblies, interfaith immersion trips, interfaith prayer services, cultural opportunities on campus, and beyond. I hope that May is a meaningful conclusion to the school year filled with joy for our students.

Throughout the month of May, students in our community will observe the following:

  • May 2 (Judaism) - Yom HaShoah is held in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
  • May 5 (Islam) - Ramadan begins at sundown as a time of fasting, self-examination, and religious devotion.
  • May 30 (Christianity) - Ascension is the anniversary of Jesus’ ascension into heaven, falling 40 days after Easter.

Please feel free to visit our Interfaith Initiatives page to see the times of all interfaith prayer opportunities or to share a prayer request.


Chaplain K
Rev. Katie O. Kilpatrick, Academy Chaplain
404-391-7589, chaplain@woodward.edu


Use voucher code "WAlive1819" here to activate your account so you can watch live Woodward sporting events, performances, and more throughout the school year.

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Temple Square—a new 17-home townhouse community—is being constructed less than one mile from Woodward’s campus and will be completed later this year. Aligning with his work with the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance to revitalize College Park and the surrounding Tri-Cities area, president Dr. Stuart Gulley participated in Temple Square’s recent groundbreaking event.

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