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Alumni

Alumni Spotlight – Grishma Bista ’97

When Grishma finished tenth grade in Nepal and was waiting for her final results, family friends whose children were at Woodstock encouraged her parents to send her here. They had also visited the school once and had really liked what the school had to offer its students. Grishma graduated in...

Worldwide Woodstock Day 2017

On 28 October, Woodstock alumni from across the globe came together for Worldwide Woodstock Day. From Arizona to Toronto, and Sydney to (of course) Mussoorie, Woodstockers met to catch-up over delicious Indian food, and share stories of their time on the hillside. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_masonry_media_grid gap="2" grid_id="vc_gid:1510638835758-25e3cd91-08c1-5" include="27984,27983,27982,27981,27980,27977,27976,27975,27974,27973,27972,27971,27969,27968,27967"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Lives built on extraordinary foundations

[blockquote text='There’s something about the place, something about the Woodstock experience, which keeps on bringing people back.' text_color='#90231d' width='' line_height='undefined' background_color='' border_color='' show_quote_icon='yes' quote_icon_color='#90231d'] One of the most rewarding aspects of spending a lifetime in teaching is following the lives of the children you teach onto adulthood, finding out about their...

Alumni Spotlight – Madhvi Subrahmanian

A sense of adventure brought Madhvi to Woodstock from Mumbai! She remembers how hard she had to work to get her parents to say yes. Fortunately, they had friends who had their children at Woodstock, and allowed her to go to boarding school on the condition that it was Woodstock...

Molly Taylor Lhamon: July 1926 – Oct 2017

We share sad news that former Woodstock Board Member, parent and community member, Molly Taylor Lhamon, passed away on 15 October.  Molly Taylor Lhamon passed away peacefully at Emerald Heights, Redmond, WA on October 15, 2017 at age 91, after a remarkably full and joyful life. Mary Lyon (Molly) Seasholes was born...

Tom Alter ’68: June 1950 – September 2017

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Tom Alter, Distinguished Alumnus of Woodstock School and Padma Shri actor, passed away on Friday 29 September. A dear friend to Woodstock and many of our community, Tom lost a battle with skin cancer at home in Mumbai, surrounded...

Alumni Spotlight – Dr. Eleanor Nicholson

Dr Eleanor Nicholson has spent the last month at Woodstock running the Women in Leadership Program. At Woodstock, she has dedicated her time to the Centre for Imagination, as well as staff and students alike. We caught up with Dr Nicholson as her time at Woodstock drew to a close.  What brought...

India and Woodstock, Sixty One Years Later

A more literary title would be Passage to India, The Return of the Native, or Richer by India (to duplicate the title of my mother’s book about our life there in the 1950’s), but all of these would be too lofty and a tad inaccurate as a header for this...

Class of 2017 Graduation photo
Towards greater things

Our graduates leave Woodstock for prestigious universities and colleges the world over   On 26 May, our seniors graduated and left Woodstock. They have come a long way and reached the end of a journey – their school days are over and now new destinations await – hardly surprising then that graduation...

Alumni Spotlight – Sara Ahmed

Sara graduated from Woodstock in 1981, having spent two years at the school. Born in Bombay, her family moved to Tehran in 1971, where she lived until they had to return to India to escape the Iranian revolution of the late 70’s. When her family moved back to India, her...