Woodside International School offers a college-preparatory curriculum with small classes and personalized instruction for each student in a safe and supportive learning environment. As an international school, Woodside is diverse in its student body and staff, and our program helps students to develop a global perspective.
Woodside has a strong, diverse and enthusiastic faculty comprised of individuals who care deeply about what they teach. Teachers have the freedom to design their own courses within generally accepted guidelines and the framework of the school’s philosophy. Their enthusiasm is passed along to the students, who become actively engaged in learning.
Woodside students are admitted based on their desire to learn and the degree of family support in addition to grades, test scores, and records. Parents often find that our approach to teaching and learning allows their children to enjoy school and become fully engaged in their own education.
The majority of Woodside students are accepted into colleges of their choice, including the University of California, California State Universities, private research universities and liberal arts colleges, and Bay Area community and art colleges.
Woodside has educated young men and women from China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, France, Honduras, and the Congo. The exposure to a variety of cultures is beneficial to all of the students in broadening their minds and helping to prepare them for life and work in an increasingly diverse environment.
Respect for Students’ Individuality
Students are encouraged to express themselves and form their own opinions. The faculty’s focus is on student learning, including developing good study habits and facilitating a respect for the learning process. Students’ different learning styles are taken into consideration when assigning work and giving assessments.
Grades for achievement, effort, and study skills are provided every four weeks in order to keep students and families fully informed of student progress and performance. Regular communication between teachers and families is encouraged, and conferences can be scheduled upon request throughout the year.
Workshops with individual teachers are offered daily, and students are encouraged to attend in order to receive extra help with their work.