Campus Life

A Residential Community

A Residential Community

At Woodberry, we promote the personal development of our students and secure the growth of a healthy residential community. In the dean of students office we work with faculty advisors to ensure that you build a relationship with caring adults who are committed to your academic success and character development. We work with the faculty who live in your dorm so your time there is safe, positive, and enriching. We work with the director of health services to help you receive the best medical care. We work with the activities director to plan student activities that are positive, appropriate, and fun. We oversee the discipline system, which is designed to help you take responsibility for your actions. Finally, we work with the Prefect Board, our group of senior student leaders, to help you understand the privilege of living in a boys top-rated college prep school community that values honor and integrity.

Health Services

The health and wellbeing of our students is one of our top priorities at Woodberry. If you become ill or injured and require medical attention, you should report to the Memorial Infirmary for assessment by one of our licensed nurses. The infirmary is staffed and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while school is in session to provide quality, timely care to every student ranging from a quick band-aid to an overnight stay. When outside medical care is required, infirmary staff can schedule appointments and transportation for students to see a physician from our local partner office or one of many area specialists.
 
In addition to care available through the infirmary, Woodberry offers mental health counseling and athletic training services. Both our school psychologist and athletic trainers, as well as our head nurse, live on campus and are readily accessible to care for students. All of our healthcare professionals take great pride in the work that they do for our boys and are committed to facilitating open and easy communication among themselves and between the student, his family, and outside medical providers.
 
Whitney Lane, Ph.D.
Director of Health Services
 
Melinda Sorrell, L.P.N.
Head Nurse
 
Christal Boesen, Ph.D.
Psychologist
 
Brad Jones, M.Ed., L.A.T., A.T.C.
Head Athletic Trainer

Spiritual Life

One of the abiding principles of Woodberry Forest is the belief that students should have a reverence for things sacred. With this in mind, there is the belief that spirituality is vital to the health of the community. Although Woodberry was founded on Christian principles, the boys' school does not maintain formal ties to any particular denomination.

Each Monday evening in St. Andrew’s Chapel, nondenominational services for the students, faculty, and surrounding community take place. As a Woodberry student you will have the opportunity to hear visiting speakers in the chapel several times during the year, and to participate in weekly meetings of the Christian fellowship group.

You may also join us for Chapel-sponsored activities that include weekly Christian fellowship meetings, Bible study, communion services on Wednesdays, off-campus services, and special Holy Day services.

Rev. Tyler Montgomery
Chaplain and Assistant to the Headmaster for Student Wholeness

Clubs and Activities

At Woodberry, you can pursue a range of activities outside of the classroom. Along the way, you'll gain valuable leadership skills and build friendships you'll keep for the rest of your life. There are more than thirty clubs and plenty of activities for you to enjoy at the Forest. You can choose to travel abroad, explore your spirituality, reduce your carbon footprint, become a photographer, publish a newspaper, mentor or take a leadership position, paint or sculpt, or enjoy the great outdoors. You'll find that you have endless opportunities at our boarding prep school to learn, to grow, and to change your life forever.


Ansley Higginbotham
Director of Student Activities and Transportation
Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, and national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. The school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.