Entries in Acorn March 2010 (5)


A note from the Woods... 

An affordable private school in this economy? It exists!

While The Wood Acres School has rightly touted itself as a private independent school with an outstanding accelerated curriculum, consistently high academic achievement, and an educational atmosphere where children truly soar, we have never really promoted the obvious… we are affordable! In fact, in the realm of private education in metropolitan Atlanta, Wood Acres is a downright bargain!

Yet there is nothing generic about our affordability! We use national standards against which we gauge our curriculum, our school is accredited with distinction, our staff is extraordinarily talented and dedicated, our annual budget is committed to student success and achievement, and our campus is just beautiful. We offer a full array of programs and activities outside the realm of the basics while never losing sight that The Wood Acres School is first and foremost a school where education is valued each and every day. Our student seats are filled with the children of college professors, business executives, entrepreneurs, educators, and dual working families that know how important a Wood Acres education can be for their children.

We are real world, in real time, and in real touch with what makes The Wood Acres School a 40 year success in an area where the public schools are “pretty” good and other private schools are available. We are so much more that a school. It is the value of a Wood Acres education that makes all the difference in the world- public or private!

How is Wood Acres helping families afford a superior private school education? While other schools are raising tuition to combat rising costs and shrinking enrollment, we froze our tuition rates! Tuition for the 2010-2011 school year is the same as the the 2009-2010 school year.

In challenging economic times when difficult decisions as to expenditures are discussed at the family table, The Wood Acres School continues to offer you a very viable alternative to compromising your child’s education in exchange for a balanced family budget. After all a Wood Acres education is just…priceless!

Judy T. ThigpenHead of School


Surf's Up! Summer Camp 2010

It’s the NEW and IMPROVED Summer Camp 2010

We took all your great suggestions from our Camp Survey and hopefully created the best summer value possible for your child. Check out what’s NEW…

  • Camp tuition rolled back to 2005 rates!
  • Special camp options especially for older campers!
  • Morning theme activities and afternoon entertainment!
  • Camp themes from your Top Ten list!
  • Camp discounts if you bring a friend!
  • Staff that you already know and love!
  • All this held at YOUR Wood Acres!

Visit the 2010 Summer Camp page today for the complete program listing…

Summer just got a whole lot better!


Wood Acres Scholarship 2010-2011

The beautiful bronze sculptures that welcome visitors and families to the school office on the Wood Acres campus were donated to the school in 2002 through the generosity of Wood Acres families in celebration of the lives of Brian and Isabelle.The Wood Acres Scholarship was established in memory and celebration of Isabelle and Brian Young, Jr. Applications for the annual scholarships are available in the school office. The deadline to submit applications will be at 4:00pm on Friday, May 14. Recipients will be announced by July 15th. 

Available only to current Wood Acres legacy families, this is a wonderful opportunity for families with rising Kindergarten through Eighth Grade students. Scholarship applications are reviewed by a panel of evaluators external to Wood Acres and awards are based on a combination of merit and need. This anonymously funded scholarship program will be celebrating its seventh year of assisting Wood Acres families to continue their child’s independent school education.

Please call Jenny Tischer for additional information at (770) 971-1880.


Wood Acres Goes Digital!

Wood Acres will be launching an awareness campaign this month on the digital billboard located at the intersection of Lower Roswell and Johnson Ferry Roads. The campaign will highlight the affordability of The Wood Acres School as well as our unique, accelerated curriculum.

Our best marketing resource has always been our wonderful parents and families. Your recommendations to friends and neighbors are invaluable, providing insight into our wonderful school for parents with similar educational goals for their children. With our awareness campaign, we hope friends and neighbors will be asking you even more often about the great school your child attends!


Wood Acres Students Raise $4,627 for Charity

Even with tough economic times, Wood Acres families gave and gave BIG during our February philanthropic drives, Jump Rope for Heart and the Junior Beta Club’s Hats for Haiti event.

The Wood Acres School will be donating $3,925 to the American Heart Association as a result of some serious jump ropers on campus and some seriously generous donations promoting healthy hearts in America.

And if that wasn’t generous enough,  Hats for Haiti netted $702 to send to the American Red Cross Haiti Rescue project. Thank you for helping your children and our students grow into caring, compassionate, and fun young men and women! Way to go Wood Acres!!!