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The Woodward School for Girls


The Woodward School for Girls is a private all-girls school independent school
located in the heart of Quincy Center. Woodward has been educating and
empowering young women in grades 6-12 since 1894. Woodward students gain
a strong foundation in academic rigor, intellectual growth, risk taking, and
independent and creative thinking, which prepares them to be capable, confident,
compassionate, and engaged citizens. At Woodward, our low student-teacher
ratio promotes individual growth and accomplishment, fosters close relationships
between students and staff, and creates a supportive and dynamic atmosphere
for learning. Our faculty are constantly encouraging students to try new things,
explore their passions and take on leadership opportunities, which rings true to
our motto of “We Learn so we may Lead.” Woodward is known its academic
excellence, offering college preparatory, honors, and advanced placement
courses. Through rigorous academics, Woodward fosters critical and creative
thinking, exceptional public speaking, and an active community service
involvement. Our students benefit from college counseling starting in the 9 th
grade, a progressive STEM curriculum, a vibrant visual and performing arts
program, Impact learning internship opportunities, competitive athletics, and
Woodward’s long-standing traditions. We believe that girls need a supportive
environment filled with leadership opportunities that fosters community and
experiential learning. Woodward girls empower themselves and others by
stepping outside of their comfort zone and taking risks academically and socially.
A Woodward education builds confidence and character which provides for a
strong foundation for the next phase of their life journey. Woodward students
travel from over 17 towns across the greater Boston and South Shore areas as
well as a number of countries overseas. Our students are committed to
advancing their lives, and the lives of others, through “Generosity, Integrity,
Respect/Responsibility, Leadership, and Scholarship. If you are interested in
learning more about The Woodward School for Girls, please contact Jennie
Donegan, Director of Enrollment at or 617-773-5610 ext. 219.
Information Sessions/Open House Dates
Thursday, October 12, 2023- Open House - 5:30-7:30pm
Sunday, October 22, 2023- Information Session - 10:00am-12:00pm
Friday, November 10, 2023- Information Session – 10:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, December 2, 2023 – 10:00am-12:00pm


Rigorous Academics-AP courses offered to juniors and seniors

Athletics-NEPSAC league-offering soccer, cross country, basketball, volleyball and softball

STEM-Engineering, 3D design, Swift, Python, Java, application development

Small Class Sizes- Low teacher/student ratio

Theater Arts- Acting for Theater, Theater Art and Design and Theater Technology-Students put on two performances a year

Impact Program-Two week full time internship in a business/nonprofit

Language and Performance-Public Speaking, storytelling, presenting and rhetoric

Individualized College Counseling