COVID-19 Coronavirus


Dear Students, Parents, and Alumni,

The rest of Woodberry's academic year will occur online as we follow the governor of Virginia's order closing all schools, as well as the state's stay-at-home order, which is in force until June 10 unless lifted earlier by the governor. 

This is a difficult moment for all of us in the Woodberry community, and especially for the class of 2020. I'm heartbroken that seniors won't be able to enjoy the spring trimester on campus and all of the milestone events that come with the weeks leading up to graduation. We will celebrate the class of 2020. Please know we will have a traditional graduation ceremony at Woodberry for your sons. We will need time to develop and communicate those plans, but I want you to be clear that the class of 2020 will have a graduation ceremony at Woodberry when we are able to hold one.   
Our faculty and students have risen to the challenge of online learning during this crisis. They have shown themselves to be adaptable, flexible, and resilient. I remain hopeful that Woodberry will emerge through this crisis as a an even stronger school community. We are all called upon to meet this challenge as directly and as enthusiastically as we can, and I urge us all to do so.   
We look forward to once again being able to gather together on campus and and renew the many traditions and relationships that make Woodberry such a special school. 

Byron Hulsey '86

Canvas (online learning management system). Teachers already post assignments here and will utilize functions such as online discussion boards in the coming weeks.
Headmaster’s Office: 540-672-6000
Dean of Students Nolan LaVoie: 540-672-6051
Third/Fourth Form Dean Ryan Alexander: 540-672-6037
Fifth/Sixth Form Dean Greg Guldin: 540-672-6706

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Key Changes, Cancellations, and Events We are Monitoring

OneWoodberry will take place virtually on June 18, 2020. None of the in-person or virtual events scheduled for Thursday will be held.
OneWoodberry postponed message to alumni
Reunion Weekend, April 17-19: Postponed.

Graduation Weekend, May 22-23: Postponed. We will have a traditional graduation ceremony at Woodberry for the class of 2020. We need time to develop and communicate those plans but are committed to celebrating the class on campus when we are able to hold a graduation. 
Summer Camps, Summer 2020: TBD as we monitor the situation. 

Woodberry Summer Study Abroad Programs: Postponed
Woodberry abroad trips will not take place this summer. We are exploring options for trips during spring break in March 2021 and also hope to have our regular trips resume in summer 2021.


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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.