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Who We Are


Woodward Academy is Atlanta at its very best. We intentionally bring together students from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, creating a richer learning community and exceptional academic opportunities. Our students and graduates are caring and compassionate global citizens who are a microcosm of what the world should be.


Woodward Academy will be the national model in college-preparatory education.


Excellence. Character. Opportunity.


At Woodward Academy, we believe every child holds special promise and brings something to the world that no one else can bring. 

From pre-K to senior year, we create opportunities for each child to thrive, whether they excel in math, get inspired by robotics, or flourish in literature and art classes. Our Academy is the most diverse and inclusive independent school in Atlanta. Students learn organically from exposure to perspectives different from their own, and we immerse them in intentional programs to teach tolerance, respect, and compassion.

In a world that is often divided, we excel in academics, but our aims are higher than college acceptance. We want to give our graduates habits of heart and mind to last a lifetime, to guide them not only toward material success but to a life of meaning and purpose. 

I invite you to learn more about our great school by exploring our website and to visit our College Park or Johns Creek campus to see firsthand how we are Atlanta at its very best.

F. Stuart Gulley, Ph.D.

Presidential Search

Woodward Academy President Dr. F. Stuart Gulley will retire June 30, 2025, after serving Woodward for the last 16 years. The Academy has retained Carney, Sandoe & Associates (CS&A), an internationally recognized education search and recruitment, consulting, and coaching firm, to partner with us in the search for our next president. The Governing Board has assembled a Search Committee whose members will work closely with our CS&A consultants throughout this process. Read the latest search update.