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.

What’s Happening Right Now at WDS?

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.


Grow A Greener Campus Campaign

Every year the school’s budget includes professional development for our teachers. This year’s Grow A Greener Campus Campaign will help the Annual Fund provide environmental professional development to continue our mission of being responsible stewards of the world around us.

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It’s time to order a WDS yearbook!

To receive your yearbook before the end of the year and get free shipping, you must order your yearbook by May 15.  Yearbooks will be distributed to the students by June 5. Digital Copy:$10, Softcover:$25, Hardcover:$35. If you miss the deadline, you can still order a yearbook, but you will have to pay for shipping. For more info contact Tim Sutton.

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Film Festival 2019

Join us for our WDS Film Festival, Friday, May 17, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm, at Upstate Films, Woodstock.

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