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18 Nov Alumni Spotlight – Ashwin Chacko ’07

Ashwin Chacko ’07 is a digital designer based in Dublin, Ireland. He is a multi-disciplined illustrator who creates various conceptual illustrations. Ashwin uses art as a way of storytelling and takes influences from his love for music, tattoos, comics, and street art. From talking about his latest project, a children’s...

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01 Nov Alumni Spotlight – Rose Sandy ’92

Rose Sandy, a fellow graduate from Woodstock School, has achieved many great accomplishments that have created her legacy of being an established writer and avid thinker. Being the daughter of a diplomat, Rose grew to appreciate the experiences life gave her from traveling to several countries and aspiring to find...

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06 Oct Distance learning the Woodstock way

Like schools around the world, Woodstock has been thrust into a distance learning scenario during the COVID-19 pandemic. In organizing for online learning, we have sought to take our students' most important needs into account: the need for structure during a time when much of what was "normal" has been...

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25 Sep Welcome to the Alumni joining the School’s Board

It is with immense pleasure that we share with you the recent additions from our Alumni Community to Woodstock School’s Board of Directors and the General Body. Stephen Alter and Kathy Hoffmann have the joined the Board, while Jonake Bose has joined the General Body. We are proud and excited to...

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20 Sep Alumni Spotlight – Joshua John ’98

Joshua John, alumni from the class of 1998, has been exploring the wonders and thrills of art and motorcycle culture since his years at Woodstock School. Born in Darbhanga, Bihar, Joshua grew up in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. He spent his teenage years in the scenic Garhwal Mountains which kindled...

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14 Sep Stephen Alter ’74, recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award 2020

We are delighted to announce that Stephen Alter - author, naturalist and conservationist, and founding director of the Mussoorie Mountain Festival -  is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award, 2020.    Stephen Alter (’74) is the author of twenty books of fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature.  He was born in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, and...

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26 Aug Independence and Interdependence

A little over a year ago, I experienced my first Independence Day celebrations here at Woodstock. In different times, it is the first major event of the school year, as we come together to mark both Indian Independence and the liberation of Korea, and those whose struggles brought freedom to...

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20 Aug Alumni Spotlight – Ruchi Narain ’91

Ruchi Narain is a Mumbai based film maker and has fond memories of Woodstock to share with us. Her 20 years of vast experience in the Film Industry includes films such as ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’, which won her the Filmfare Awards for best story, Calcutta Mail, KAL – Yesterday and Tomorrow,...

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12 Aug A mountain to climb together

Welcome to the 2020-21 academic year. Every school year is a journey, beginning with sometimes tentative steps over the first few weeks. Whether you are just starting at Woodstock or not, each new year brings with it new teachers, classmates, challenges and expectations. As we set out on the 167th year...

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21 Jul Alumni Spotlight – Davina Stephens ’87

Davina Stephens, a New Zealand born artist, discovered her love for art right here in Woodstock. Having lived in some of the world’s most culturally diverse places like Indonesia, India, and Italy, Davina commenced her career early on as just a student in high school. After graduating, she attended the...

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10 Jun Black Lives Matter

At Woodstock School we absolutely stand against the terrible injustice perpetrated on George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, as well as ongoing structural racism that persists in America. We also stand with all of the protesters who are highlighting these ever-apparent injustices and inequalities not just in the U.S. but around the globe. This is...

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