"As a mother of two boys with vastly different personalities, interests, and challenges, a common thread of their time at Woodberry was that they were known, challenged and loved throughout their journeys. At Woodberry my boys became part of a brotherhood and culture that held them accountable for their words and actions. They also discovered a safe space to try, and sometimes fail, at new endeavors they wouldn’t have had the opportunity to pursue at other institutions, such as mountain biking, rock climbing, learning to play the bagpipes, and discovering a passion for journalism and sports broadcasting through WFSPN. They participated in once-in-a-lifetime study abroad programs that found them exploring ancient ruins on the Silk Road trip or living with a family in Spain.
There were proud moments of achievement, and there were inevitable hardships and frustrations throughout the Woodberry experience. In their most difficult times, my sons found they were never alone. Whether it was a roommate, prefect, friend, advisor, or coach, they were surrounded by others whose shared experiences bred compassion and encouraged perseverance. There was an understanding that the pursuit of excellence and stepping up to new challenges forged their character. In the times when they fell short, their efforts and willingness were recognized, and they were reminded that they were enough."
Carla Warlow, Orlando, Florida
Mother of Quinn ’21 and Griffin ’23