Welcome from the Vice Principal, Ethan Van Drunen
At Woodstock, students discover their passions and develop their strengths while undertaking a curriculum that is challenging, engaging, and experiential.
For over 165 years, Woodstock students have engaged in the kind of learning which develops visionary, articulate, and ethical individuals equipped to achieve their full potential in leadership and in life. Our holistic approach to education is based on research that shows students learn best when they are known, challenged, and supported by adults they admire and respect – within an institution which insists on excellence.
As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Woodstock offers the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Grades 6-10 and Diploma Pathways including the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Grades 11 and 12. We feel that the IB’s curriculum framework allows students to take initiative, make decisions, and encounter new concepts with a sense of adventure and purpose. Our Early Years through Grade 12 curriculum is rigorous, relevant, and interdisciplinary in nature.
Woodstock students do not simply absorb knowledge or regurgitate a standardized interpretation of facts. They question, investigate, innovate, and apply new concepts to real-life local and global contexts. Woodstock’s teachers are passionate, highly-qualified, and recognized as leading educators in their respective fields. With the support of the Hanifl Centre for Outdoor Education, the Centre for Imagination, the Office of Community Engagement, and the Global Alliance for Innovative Learning, students at Woodstock are able to take full advantage of the school’s international reach and unique Himalayan setting.
Woodstock’s educational vision holds that students learn to live with compassion, strength, humility, and integrity when they experience our guiding principles woven throughout the fabric of the learning community. Teaching and learning at Woodstock extends well beyond the purely academic sphere, to include enrichment and student life. Students are guided toward a set of Desired Learning Outcomes which include the development of a profound sense of self, healthy interpersonal relationships, a deep sense of global citizenship, and the skills to flourish in today’s complex and interconnected world. Woodstock students leave this place with a deep sense of identity, vocation, and purpose.
Woodstock is jointly accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Middle States Association (MSA), having been the first school in Asia to receive MSA accreditation in 1959. All Woodstock graduates receive an American High School Diploma that is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to a 10 + 2 credential. Our college and career counselling department has a proven track record of helping students find the right fit in the world’s leading colleges and universities.
If you are a current parent, please remember that you can see what your child is learning via our Managebac parent portal. If you are a prospective student, please visit our campus, or use this website to explore if Woodstock is the right fit for you. We are always learning as an institution, so if you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to us with your comments or ideas – we’d love to hear from you.