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Woodmont Academy

2000 Woodmont Drive
Cooksville, MD 21723-9502

Phone:
(443) 574-8100
ext108

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The mission of Woodmont Academy is to form Christian leaders who will transform society. This mission is achieved in a vibrant academic and faith community that is equally committed to providing its students Academic Excellence, Personal Attention, and Faith and Character Formation.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Our academic programs are rich in content, thorough, and well-grounded in established educational principles. Teachers follow a curriculum that is designed to challenge the students, building on the knowledge and skills acquired in prior years. We educate with clear goals in mind and specific means to achieve them, and we hold ourselves accountable for achieving these goals for the benefit of students.

PERSONAL ATTENTION

Our teachers serve as mentors not only in the classroom, but also in life. They help students to identify their personal strengths and gifts and encourage them to use these gifts to serve others. Woodmont Academy students and families have daily personal contact with the Principal, the Chaplain, and all those who have a hand in their education. Administrators strive to know each student as an individual.

FAITH AND CHARACTER FORMATION

Educators need to positively motivate their students to respond freely, internalize ideas, and become convinced of their actions based in truth. We form the students in moral principles, guiding them to know, love, and desire the goals set out before them. In order to successfully form students, an educator must first motivate them; this motivation has to be grounded in love for God, the student, and others.

A Typical Day

A sample schedule from our PreK4 classroom:
8:00-8:20 - arrival
8:20-8:45 - morning work
8:45-9:00 - circle time
9:00-9:30 - Math
9:30-10:00 - recess
10:00-10:20 - handwashing/snack/clean-up
10:20-11:15 - Language Arts
11:15-11:30 - religion
11:30-11:45 - handwashing/lunch prep
11:45-12:30 - lunch/storytime/clean-up
12:30 - dismissal

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Families receive a weekly newsletter from the classroom teacher. Teachers are readily accessible by e-mail and phone. Parent-teacher conferences occur 2x/year, in the fall and the spring. Skills reviews are conducted 3x/year.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Email
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school