Student Life
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Student Life

Welcome From The Dean Of Student Life, Jeff Doerfler



Woodstock School is a community of learners.


Students and staff grow together as they experience our unique location and the diverse cultures and gifts of our community. They develop an attitude of open enquiry that lasts a lifetime.


Each person has a unique combination of interpersonal, linguistic, mathematical, musical, artistic, kinaesthetic and naturalist ‘intelligences’. Woodstock’s broad and balanced curriculum allows students to find, express and develop these intelligences equally in academic courses, in residential life and in enrichment experiences.


It’s our belief that those students who participate fully in holistic learning are best-prepared to live meaningful, successful lives, and are equipped to make significant contributions to the world around them.


Jeff Doerfler worked in US schools for twenty-two years as a teacher, counsellor and coach. During that period he also worked at Camp Thunderbird in Minnesota as a counsellor, programme director and director.


He has a BS degree in Education and an MS degree in Counselling and Psychology from the University of Kansas. He spent one summer working in orphanages in Russia.

To read more about the various aspects of our Student Life Programme please click the links below:

Residential Life

Religious Life

Personal Counselling