Head of School
As I sit down to write a letter of welcome and introduction to The Wood Acres School, I realize that this letter is a wonderful metaphor for who we are and what we do at this unique school.
We still write letters for one! We still value penmanship, homework, individual character and have high expectations for academic excellence. We mind our manners, care for our friends and respect our elders. We also surf the net responsibly in a first class, wireless computer lab as well as selectively fit technology to Wood Acres curriculum and not the other way around. Technology is a valuable tool but real time with a teacher is priceless.
We are reading from the latest accelerated reading series published and have begun introduction of algebraic concepts in our intermediate grades. Spanish is taught beginning with our three year old students throughout The Grammar School and The Upper School. We have enhanced curriculum on all levels and are blessed with a faculty and staff who view their positions as their life’s work and not just a job. We value play, recess, celebrations, tradition, and community. We are both a longstanding East Cobb tradition and a wonderfully fresh, dynamic environment for learning.
Above all else, we treasure our students and their families. We celebrate their successes and work diligently to solve any problems or concerns. We never compromise on academic rigor and excellence, yet we cherish childhood and all the fits and starts that come with an ever-changing young person. Wood Acres IS the place to be!
I am delighted that you are interested in The Wood Acres School and urge you to become better acquainted with us. We take pride in sharing with you, through this website, our vision of a quality independent school experience. Your choice of a private education for your child clearly indicates to us the value you place on teaching and learning.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn…
Perhaps Ralph Waldo Emerson was imagining a not-so-little school tucked away from the distractions of everyday life where children have the freedom to grow, learn, and enjoy being a child. We hope you will visit us soon and experience The Wood Acres School for yourself.