The educational philosophy of Woodland Prep is that all students can learn and achieve at high levels regardless of prior academic achievement, socioeconomic status, or presence of special needs. At Woodland, we believe that each child has a natural curiosity and love of learning and each child has an individual intelligence, level of proficiency, and learning style regardless of her/his socioeconomic background. We also believe curious children learn by using all the five senses to discover the world around them. Such a multisensory experience can help them to understand and retain information more effectively. Therefore, a project-based learning (PBL) approach will help students make a better cognitive connection to understand difficult concepts.
Woodland Prep School Model
Woodland Prep will offer a compressive college preparatory K-12 program. During its first year, Woodland Prep will only enroll 260 students in pre-K to 7 grades. By providing ample opportunities for active, engaging, Student-centered learning opportunities, within a developmentally appropriate educational program will prepare students to be lifelong learners. Specifically, a strong basis in literacy and math is one of the ways we will invest in our students’ future academic success.
We will provide students with student-centered learning experiences by organizing them into small learning communities. In these learning communities, students engage with a team of core content teachers and learning coaches. This team works together to ensure that students realize short and long-term goals, thus fulfilling their academic plan. Instruction provided on campus will be student-centered and project-based. Each individual will be recognized as a unique person with various interests and talents. Therefore, individual attention and motivation will be provided to students with the help of blended learning strategies, intensive counseling in the form of social and emotional learning, and personalized goals. These are considered the key components to motivate our students.
Leadership & Character Development
Woodland Prep cultivates ownership of each student’s own learning, promotes the building of character and responsibility and is committed to preparing all students for personal and professional success through the discovery of individual learning pathways in a rigorous and integrated STREAMS focused, project-based, and place-based program. Woodland prep will provide an interactive learning environment where students feel safe.
Woodland Prep will offer a wide range of clubs and athletic activities. Additional programs and activities will be offered during and after school hours. Leadership activities such as Honor Society, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Student Council will be organized. Some of the clubs that will be offered for Woodland Prep students are Computer, Robotics, Math, Science, Chess, and Team Sports Clubs (i.e., basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, etc.)