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.


We’re thrilled to announce Acey Mercer will join us on Monday, January 14th at 6 PM for Transgender 101, a presentation aiming to increase cultural competency to cultivate a safe and affirming educational atmosphere for transgender and nonbinary students. Attendees will learn language, definitions, and tips on how to be a good ally. ALL ARE WELCOME.  Admission is FREE. RSVP is required.

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Thank you

A Big Giving Tuesday Thank YOU!

Thanks to a strong response from our community, we more than met our $5,000 goal – we raised $6,498 + the $5,000 match from a WDS family for a grand GivingTuesday total of $11,498! Thank you for believing in WDS!

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WDS believes in so many wonderful things – compassion, growth, creativity, kindness, curiosity, friendship, community, exploration, growth & so much more. But most of all we believe in our students!

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