A Learning Environment in an Actual Environment

Woodstock, NY, is what we at WDS refer to as a Micropolis, a rural village in close proximity to a major urban center. It is this combination of location, town history, and our backgrounds as educators that has inspired the concept of Micropolitan Education—a system of learning, foundation of core values, and global perspective—that combines the finest qualities of village life with the excellence of a metropolitan education.

At WDS, students benefit from the best of both worlds. They become confident and community-minded. Independent and environmentally-aware. Responsible and engaged. Scholars, friends-like-family, and leaders. While rooted in village life, they have exposure to the wider world, with an emphasis on academic achievement, and a close engagement with modern technology and media.

 From Nursery School through Grade Twelve, WDS provides a unique end-to-end experience for your child. The results speak for themselves. WDS students grow into global citizens. Guided by their Woodstock roots, they attend top universities and are successfully employed across the nation. All along the way, they care, understand, relate, and give back to the environment, their communities, and our world.

If you think you have to choose, think again.

A Peek into our World

How do we teach inspiration, imagination, personal growth, mutual respect, community responsibility and self-confidence?

A Word from a WDS Alum

In a video created by our own Media Arts Department, Pia tells how WDS prepped her for life at Brown University, and the world beyond.

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WDS Presents High School Musical

Friday April 20 at 7pm, Saturday April 21 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday April 22 at 3pm Tickets: $10, WDS Faculty and Students $5, Children 5 and under are free.


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Chip in to Grow a Greener Campus 

The diversity, richness and beauty of our campus is one of the most special things about WDS and a key component of our curriculum. You can make our campus an even better classroom by chipping in to help raise $5,000 to plant 15 new trees by Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day)!

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Wishing for Summer?

Save the date for Summer Adventure Camp July 2 – August 10, 2018:  swimming, drumming, singing, dancing, gardening, learning, and more!


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