Woodward Academy

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Woodward Academy
Woodward Academy Logo
College Park, Georgia
United States
Type Independent, college preparatory
Motto Excellence, Character, Opportunity
Established 1900
President F. Stuart Gulley
Faculty 315
Gender Coeducational
Number of students 2,703
Campus Urban
Color(s) Red, black, and white
Mascot Eddie the Eagle

Woodward Academy (also known as Woodward or WA) is an independent, co-educational college-preparatory school for grades Pre-kindergarten to 12 on two campuses located in College Park, Georgia, United States and Johns Creek, Georgia, United States, within the Atlanta metropolitan area.


Woodward Academy was founded in 1900 as Georgia Military Academy. Originally an all-male school, in 1964 the school became coeducational and was renamed Woodward Academy in 1966. The boarding program was discontinued in 1993. Woodward draws its students from 23 metro Atlanta counties taken to school by MARTA, Woodward buses, parents, or carpool. The school has two campuses - the Main Campus in College Park (preK-12) and Woodward North in Johns Creek (preK-6).[1]


Woodward Academy is divided into five different schools. Located on the Main Campus in historic College Park are the Upper, Middle, Lower, and Primary schools. The second campus, Woodward North, serves preK through 6th grade. The Primary School has students in preK through 3rd grade, the Lower School has 4th through 6th grade students, the Middle School has 7th and 8th grade students, and the Upper School has students in 9th grade through 12th grade.[2]


Woodward Academy offers fall, winter and spring sports, including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, riflery, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, weightlifting, and wrestling. These come as teams for 7th grade to 12th grade and intramurals for grades 4 to 6.[3]

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