Woodlynde School is committed to transparency in our 2020-2021 school year planning.
We are all looking forward to students returning to our newly transformed Woodlynde School campus on Tuesday, September 8.
Based on guidelines from the Governor and the CDC, we are in the process of making adjustments to our routines and protocols to mitigate the risks for students, colleagues, and the wider school community as we face COVID-19 together.
Our approach is a multi-layer preventive defense, but please know that even as we do our best to mitigate risks of transmission on school grounds, there is no such thing as eliminating the risk entirely.
To lower the risk of possible transmission to students, parents, colleagues, and the wider community, you and your student(s) can expect some changes as you return to campus. Chief among these changes are our four re-opening tiers and the updates we’re making to our dress code
2020-2021 School Year - A Way Forward
The tiers outlined in the below document, “2020-2021 School Year – A Way Forward,” are in flux as we work to incorporate academic as well as social activities/clubs for students appropriate to the level of social distancing required.
Woodlynde School is reviewing updates to our existing student dress code to ensure the health and wellbeing of all of our community members. Our hope is that by providing flexibility, families will have additional time to launder their students’ school clothes to minimize possible exposure. At this time, we have decided to make adjustments to student uniform shirts to include the following:
Woodlynde School shirts that represent our athletic teams, student activities, or school events, such as a field day shirt or an Informer t-shirt
Additional information, including what will be permitted in terms of pants, shorts, and skirts will be communicated as decisions are made during the summer.
The safety and well-being of our students, colleagues, and community will lead to how and where we learn and operate. Our belief in our mission and guiding principles will ensure the quality and high standards of our instruction.
Distance Woodynde Testimonials
Catherine Gardy, P'25
"We appreciate synchronous time with teachers. Teachers are being flexible and workload is mostly balanced across courses."
Charlene Iannella, P'27
"I think it’s set up incredibly well, my other three children are in two different schools so compared to what the public and Catholic schools are doing, I think it’s much more comprehensive and the access to teachers is unparalleled, they are always available."
Jennifer Davis, P'24
"The teachers are making it fun and interactive."
Lisa Hawkins, P'23
"The Zoom classes are wonderful, and the teachers are doing a great job of clearly posting assignments and due dates online. Communication with faculty has been very good too."
Maggie Trevisan, P'26 & '30
"The teachers are exceeding the high expectations we have for Woodlynde. The teachers are involved and connected with students and the lesson plans are well thought out and progressive."
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.