A Woodberry education is grounded in the idea that intellectual thoroughness and moral integrity are the best college prep a boy can receive. Our graduation requirements are designed to ground and challenge boys in the core academic subjects while giving them room to explore new interests and pursue a wide range of electives.
Woodberry's academic program is carefully designed to prepare boys for their future. Courses in each department begin by helping students master the basics of a subject before moving on to a more critical, in-depth examination of each field.The Daily Schedule
The daily schedule is designed with boys in mind: each class meets four times per week to ensure teachers have multiple touch points throughout the week to reinforce new material. All classes meet on Mondays for 45 minutes, and then meet again three times between Tuesday and Saturday for 55 minutes. Built into our week are seven, 30 minute consultation periods, which allow boys to meet with teachers to review material, work together on group projects, or take some time to relax and refresh between classes.
Our day starts at 8:30 a.m., allowing boys time in the morning to sleep in, work out, finish up homework, and get a good breakfast before heading to class. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays classes end around 3:30 p.m., and on Tuesdays and Fridays, we conclude at 1:00 p.m. Saturday classes run from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Woodberry’s schedule is focused on creating predictable routines for boys so they can thrive in a schedule of their own making. Our weeks generally look the same Monday through Thursday, with only Friday and Saturday classes flipping from week to week. This predictability allows boys to anticipate heavy work nights, work ahead when they travel for an athletic contest, and take ownership over their own routine.