Academics

Here at Woodfield, we believe in providing individualized education in the context of a supportive learning community. All children are unique and have different educational needs. We strive to meet those needs and provide a quality education that will prepare our students for independent and fulfilling lives. Our classes feature a very low student-teacher ratio of 10-1 and lower. This low ratio gives our teachers the ability to provide each student with the attention he or she needs to learn and succeed. We emphasize self-esteem, confidence, and maturity within a hands-on educational environment.

individualized educationLower School (2nd-4th Grades)

Our 2nd through 4th grade students receive grade-level instruction in a safe, nurturing environment. Our teachers provide differentiated instruction based on a student’s individual ability and learning style in order to provide each with the quality education they need. Class sizes are generally 8-10 students and we emphasize self-esteem, in our nurturing, caring environment.

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Middle School (5th-8th Grades)

From 5th through 8th grade, students are divided into separate classes based on their academic progress and specific needs. This individualized education provides students with even more personalized attention for academic deficit areas during these crucial transitional years. When students reach Middle School, they begin to learn life skills as a part of their curriculum.

Upper School (9th-13th Grades)

Yes, Woodfield has a 13th grade! As educators, we have found that students of all skill levels could use an extra year to learn and mature. Because of this, we added a 5th year of high school. The Upper School features blended classes where students continue to receive direct instruction in academic deficit areas. We place an emphasis during the Upper School years on developing life skills.

Post High School Transition Year: Following graduation, students under the age of 21 may choose to remain at Woodfield for a “transition year.” During this year, the student will continue to work on life skills, health and wellness, money management, communication, and self-advocacy. Additionally, transition year students will obtain an internship. This year is meant to further prepare students for successful transition to higher education, employment, and independence.

Requirements

Our curriculum meets all state requirements for graduation and exceeds those requirements.

State Requirements

Language Arts

4 Credits

Math

4 Credits

Science

4 Credits

Social Studies

3 Credits

Health/Physical Education

1 Credit

Modern/Classical Language, Fine Arts, Technical

3 Credits

Electives

4 Credits

Total: 23 Credits

Woodfield Requirements

Language Arts

5 Credits (Includes a Life Skills Language Arts Class)

Math

5 Credits (Includes a Life Skills Math Class)

Science

4 Credits

Social Studies

3 Credits (Includes a Local Area Studies)

Health/Physical Education

1 Credit

Modern/Classical Language, Fine Arts, Technical

3 Credits

Electives

5 Credits

Total: 31 Credits

Woodfield's admissions process is simple to follow and we offer multiple tuition payment plans.

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Activities

  • Birding
  • Community Service Initiatives (75 Hours of Community Service Hours)
  • Disc Golf
  • Numerous Field Trips
  • Yearbook

Electives

Electives are offered on a year to year basis. Not all electives are offered every year.

  • Social Skills/Career Exploration
  • Computer Applications
  • Forensic Science
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Art History
  • Current Events
  • Peer Facilitation
  • Math Enrichment
  • Mathematics of Finance
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Drivers Education/Transportation (Drivers Education book and Exploring other ways of transportation.)

Woodfield offers Life Skills classes that give students the opportunity to work on independent living skills, including the following:

  • Cooking
  • How to Manage a Checking Account
  • How to Use Resources in Your Community
  • Job Skills
  • Laundry
  • Personal Health and Wellness
  • Public Transportation
  • Social/Emotional Competency