A Woodberry education helps shape a boy’s entire being, going well beyond the areas of academics, arts, and athletics.
The Wholeness Initiative provides programming to help each boy reinforce his ability to have a healthy relationship with himself and others. The physical, mental, and spiritual development of each student is formed through a web of relationships. The balance and quality of his relationships determine a boy’s ability to flourish as a human being. The Wholeness Initiative seeks to help our boys to identify, understand, and actively engage their self-understanding and relationship with the world to become men of integrity and character.
We value the dignity of every student and seek to live in and cultivate a community of respect and civility. The Woodberry Forest community embraces the charge to know, challenge, and love each member of the student body. In return, we call upon every boy to work hard, build his character, and take care of one another. The essence of this reciprocal commitment is the recognition that each of us lives in and contributes to a community that has been shaped and molded by generations of boys and faculty before us. Each of us is called upon to live not by our own preferences, but into the daily values of what the preparatory school aims to invest in every boy and into the community.
A Woodberry education promotes:
1. Proper citizenship — Having a respect for others and the place where we live
2. The safety and well-being of our students
3. Self-discipline and good habits for life