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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Woodward is uniquely positioned in the independent school community in the critical area of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, affording our institution the opportunity to set the example for others. But while we are the most diverse private school in Atlanta, we are aware that that status alone does not guarantee equal treatment or inclusion, and that it is critical to acknowledge and assess systemic failures in this regard.

Woodward is committed to doing the ongoing work necessary to create the kind of school environment we seek; an environment in which discrimination or hatred of any kind is not tolerated and every individual feels seen, represented, and respected. It is our sincere belief that Woodward can only be an effective educational institution when our entire community—parents, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administration—works together to put an end to inequality. Our commitment to the Woodward family is to provide ongoing progress updates and transparency about our approach to the important work ahead. For more information about Woodward’s approach to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, please visit our related FAQ.

Academy-Wide Demographics 

Pie graph showing student percentages sorted by demographics

2023-2024 Demographics:

  • White - 35.2%
  • Black - 37.5%
  • Asian - 12.3% 
  • Multiracial - 7.5% 
  • Not Provided - 4.8%
  • Hispanic/Latino - 2.5%
  • Native American - 0.2%

Embracing Differences

Black at Woodward, A Special Publication