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Admissions FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

As you consider applying to Woodstock, please take advantage of the information on our website to find out about Woodstock’s programmes, residences, staff and students, fees and the admissions process.

 

As we talk to people who are considering Woodstock School for their children’s education, some questions come up regularly. We answer those questions on this page.

 

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to email the Admissions Office at admissions@woodstock.ac.in

Student Body

How Many Students Are At Woodstock School And What Is The Average Class Size?

Woodstock typically has 500 students in total. It varies according to age and subject, but it is usually between ten and twenty students per class.

Which Countries Are Represented Among Woodstock School Students?

This varies from year to year. Recent students represent countries including: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Somaliland, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet, UK, USA, Vietnam, Yemen.

Where Do Woodstock Students Attend University After They Graduate?

Woodstock students attend a large variety of universities all across the globe. Commonly the majority go on to study in the United States and Europe. Visit our college and career counselling section for more information.

What Kind Of Alumni Does Woodstock School Produce?

Woodstock alumni are prominent in a wide range of professions, from music and art to science and business, from entrepreneurship to teaching, social service and development. Click here to read about some of Woodstock School’s Distinguished Alumni.

Academics

Is Woodstock School Accredited?

In 1959 Woodstock was the first school in Asia to be accredited by the US Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. For more than sixty years, Woodstock students have received a diploma that enables them to enter colleges and universities in the US and elsewhere. In 2007 Woodstock was again the first school in Asia to be awarded the MSA’s new International Credential, a mark for which our programme meets the stringent criteria for a global style and quality of education. Our most recent re-accreditation was in 2019.

 

Woodstock School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP)*. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Woodstock School believes is important for our students. Following a phased implementation approach, Woodstock started offering the IB’s Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Grades 6-8 in July 2017. Woodstock received official certification by the IB in May 2019. The Woodstock Class of 2021 will be the first cohort of students to graduate with both the American High School Diploma and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

 

Woodstock is a Council of International Schools (CIS) accredited school. CIS is a global membership community working collaboratively to shape international education through professional services to schools, higher education institutions, and individuals. Its members include many of the best international schools around the world. Woodstock was first accredited by the CIS in February 2019.

What Is The Curriculum Offered At Woodstock School?

Woodstock School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP)*. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Woodstock School believes is important for our students. Following a phased implementation approach, Woodstock started offering the IB’s Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Grades 6-8 in July 2017. The Woodstock Class of 2021 will be the first cohort of students to graduate with both the American High School Diploma and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

What Music Opportunities Are Available At Woodstock School?

Woodstock students learn and grow in their musicianship through our classroom music courses, performance ensembles and private instruction. Student involvement in band, orchestra, choir, Indian music and private instruction is subject to a placement audition.

This audition allows the music faculty the opportunity to determine which instrument and ensemble would best suit a student’s talents and schedule. Classroom music courses, which help to build a student’s knowledge of music, are compulsory from ECP to Grade 8, and optional courses, such as choir, are available for Grades 7 through 12.

Private instruction is highly competitive and is subject to availability. Lessons are offered first to returning students, then to new students with prior learning, then to beginning students.

Disciplines offered: Western Classical Guitar, Stringed Instruments, Singing, Piano, Band, Indian Classical and Classroom Music.

What Second Languages Does Woodstock School Offer?

Students are offered a range of second languages, including French, Spanish and Hindi. There is also support for mother tongue languages including Korean.

For students needing support with English, we offer a full English for Speakers of other Languages (ESL) programme.

What Is The Average Retention For Students And Staff At Woodstock School?

Woodstock School has an incredibly high retention rate for its students. This is exciting for us, as it allows for our students to form life-long bonds with their classmates and long-term staff.  It also creates an environment where the student has time to fully embrace the Woodstock School educational philosophy.

As with any international school, there is a mix of longer-serving staff and others who spend just two to four years. The school is committed to encouraging the majority of staff to stay for a minimum of five or six years, and our salary, benefit and professional development policies are geared towards that end.

What Sports Does Woodstock School Offer?

Basketball, table tennis, badminton, rock climbing, swimming, gymnastics, athletics, cricket, cross-country, road running, field hockey, personal fitness, football (soccer), squash and volleyball.

Click here to learn more about Woodstock School’s Sports Programme.

Does Woodstock School Conduct And Participate In Inter-School Activities?

Woodstock students have a number of opportunities to interact with students from other schools in and around Mussoorie, across India and internationally. Inter-school sports, dramatics and other events are held periodically, such as MUN.

Which Grade Should I Apply For?