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Embracing teenage emotions

Woodstock Principal Dr Jonathan Long shares three simple steps to helping teenagers through what can be an emotional time. According to Steven Wood, Professor of adolescent brain development and mental health at the University of Birmingham, teenagers have more emotional range than adults. This is often seen in the ups and...

Playing basketball at Ridgewood Field
A healthy mind deserves a healthy body

Woodstock Principal Dr Jonathan Long explores the powerful link between our ability to think and our physical wellbeing.   A shocking report in the press recently really caught my attention. The BBC headline read, “Chronic exposure to air pollution could be linked to cognitive performance.” A new study from Peking University in China...

Ellen Stewart Alter ’68: July 1926 – August 2018

It is with much sadness that we share this news from Steve Alter that his mother, Ellen Stewart Alter passed away on August 23, 2018. With heartfelt condolences to Steve and Ameeta and the entire Alter family from Woodstock School.   Ellen Stewart Alter, 92, of Wooster Ohio passed away peacefully on August...

Education should cherish creativity, not crush it

To cultivate children's creativity, we must free them from fear, encourage them to experiment and let them dare to dream.   “How many uses can you think of for a shoe?” That’s one of the questions Dr George Land and Dr Beth Jarman came up with when they devised a test to...

Kerala Flood Relief Appeal

For the last week, the world's thoughts and prayers have been focused on people in Kerala, who are facing the devastating impact of the worst flooding in nearly a century. As the water levels recede, the urgent need will move from rescue to recovery, and rebuilding homes and lives.   Woodstock School is organising a fundraising...

Indian Independence Day 2018 – in pictures

Today we celebrated the Indian Independence Day and National Liberation Day of Korea in a special ceremony.   Students and teachers were joined by parents and other members of the Woodstock community to mark the 72nd Indian Independence Day. The flag was raised by four students who have been at Woodstock for...

Two weeks of summer – Summer at Woodstock 2018

After two weeks in the fresh mountain air of Summer at Woodstock, children have returned home invigorated—not only by the air, but by exposure to new ideas, the cultivation of new skills, and by a host of new friendships! Our first week included some beautiful sunny days that allowed for...

Making a home, joining a community

Leaf Elhai and Dinesh Ayyappan are two of the newest members the Woodstock School team, joining us this year to teach respectively English, and Mathematics and Design. They share a personal view of their first few days as members of the Woodstock community.   Making a house a home It’s been only a...

Graduation 2018 – in pictures

In pictures - Graduation 2018     [gallery size="large" columns="2" link="file" ids="30181,30169,30164,30179,30166,30192,30161,30165,30175,30167,30168,30191,30184,30170,30190,30172,30173,30174,30188,30207,30176,30178,30183,30180,30163,30177,30182,30223,30214,30222,30158,30217,30159,30202,30215,30219,30216,30208,30187,30205,30189,30220,30212,30211,30221,30206,30210,30160,30193,30218,30194,30195,30200,30186,30196,30204,30209,30213"]  ...

Woodstock's Class of 2018
Invincible!

The Class of 2018 spread out across the world to the new destinations and adventures   On Saturday 26 May, the Class of 2018 graduated and left Woodstock! For everyone in the school community – students, educators, parents and of course most of all the seniors themselves - Graduation is a crux moment,...