After many hours of deliberation and investigation, guided by recommendations from public health agencies and our own school health personnel, we have made the decision to proceed with the scenario of On-Campus Learning Five Days a Week for 2020-2021.

For families who aren’t comfortable with returning to campus, we will offer the option of Remote Learning, which will be enhanced by new technologies allowing students to learn and participate, in real-time, with their peers and teachers during classes as if they were in school.

In making this decision, we are fortunate to benefit from Woodward’s spacious campus, combined with our small class sizes, which allow us to physically distance our students six feet between desks in every classroom. The information below describes in detail the numerous precautionary measures, from mandatory face masks to a home health screening app, to keep our students safe in our classrooms, on playgrounds, and on our buses. Please click on each of the icons below for specific details.

In light of recent developments, and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to continue with on-campus learning as planned, but with a two-week, phased re-entry approach—whereby we will restrict the number of students on campus and in classrooms on any given day—to ensure a slow, safe, and responsible start to the school year. See August Phased Reopening Schedule below for details.

Our plan is based on current information available to-date. It is subject to change based on updated guidance or directives from public health and/or government officials, or based on our assessment of pandemic conditions in the metro Atlanta area.

Guiding Principles

We will follow recommendations developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Georgia’s Department for Public Health (GDPH) with proper health and safety precautions in place for resuming on-campus operations. Our decision was guided by the following principles and objectives:

  • Prioritize the health and safety of our community.
  • Be compliant with government orders.
  • Follow guidelines from CDC, GDPH, World Health Organization, GHSA, SAIS, NAIS, along with other metro Atlanta private and public schools.
  • Fulfill our mission of creating a richer learning community with exceptional academic opportunities.
  • Give preference to on-campus learning as health and safety conditions allow, while offering flexibility to families who prefer to keep their child(ren) home.
  • Ensure the Academy's financial strength and stability.




Start of School Key Dates





Safety Requirements for All Students





Student Transportation