Campaign for Woodlynde

Woodlynde School transforms lives and the campus project, made possible by gifts to The Campaign for Woodlynde, is completely transforming the Woodlynde educational experience. It will further our students’ academic, social, and emotional success. It will enable us to recruit and retain the finest education professionals possible. It will create a 21st century environment that supports and reflects the caliber of a Woodlynde education.

A Transformed Campus

Through everything that has come our way, we have continued to focus on our mission and the core values of individualized learning and support that influence everything we do. The new spaces that we are putting the finishing touches on are designed to future-proof the school, facilitate learning, and will function as the backdrop to the many student triumphs and successes that are still to come. 

This integrated campus, suffused with natural light and expanded spaces, will help Woodlynde School continue to fully support its students’ academic and social growth. It will also be a space for the professional development of educators throughout the tri-state area and foster community engagement with its ability to host renowned speakers and experts within their field. The Campaign for Woodlynde is ensuring the school’s competitive advantage in an independent-school-rich environment and securing its position as a recognized regional and national resource for decades to come.


List of 7 items.

  • Student Commons

    The centerpiece of the Commons is a state-of-the-art, glass enclosed Dining Hall:

    -The Hall is a Flexible and Programmable Space that seats 168 students for a meal; provides smaller gathering areas for before and after school clubs, student meetings, or learning groups; and expands to accommodate 256 for student performances, lectures, movie nights or socials, PCA activities, and more.

    -An adjacent kitchen provides creative and nutritious meals before, during, and after school.

    -An incorporated Performance Space with a mounted projector, drop down screen, flexible sound and light systems, and motorized shades will be used for expanded student programming and presentations in music, drama, media, debate, and more.

    -A visible Art Gallery will accommodate a prominent, rotating exhibition of student work across divisions and media.

    -New ADA compliant Restrooms will accommodate the increased activities of the Student Commons, Terrace, and Amphitheater.

    -A new two-story Glass Atrium will crown the school’s south end, introducing light and airiness to the Upper School Wing, and a new Elevator will provide ADA compliant access.
  • Student Commons Community Room

    The Student Commons Community Room adjacent to the Dining Hall accommodates smaller hospitality events; board, faculty, or parent meetings; or can be used as a flexible student classroom.
  • Student Commons Terrace (Amphitheater, South Lawn, Rain Garden)

    The Student Commons Terrace off the Dining Hall offers optional outdoor seating for 20-40 people and a sweeping view of the Amphitheater below and South Lawn and Rain Garden beyond.
  • New and Improved Classrooms

    -6 new Grades 9-12 Classrooms will create a lower level Humanities floor and an upper level STEM floor. 

    -A new Grades 6-12 Music Studio will be a center for additional vocal, instrumental, and performance programs.

    -A new Grades 6-12 Innovation Studio will be a center for new and mixed media and emerging technologies.
  • New and Improved Learning Centers & Faculty Spaces

    -4 new Flex Offices for faculty members, counselors, and learning specialists supports quiet work or collaboration with colleagues.

    -3 new Learning Centers enables more 1-1 student support and small group instruction.

    -A new Faculty Lounge creates an engaging space for faculty collaboration and relaxation.
  • New Outdoor Learning Spaces

    -A new grass and stone Amphitheater below the Commons Terrace can seat 80-160 for outdoor classrooms, performances, and student use.

    -A new playground next to the Upper Field is an expansive outdoor recreational area for students before, during, and after school.
  • Improved Traffic Flow & Parking

    -Curb cuts provide a gentle entry and exit onto Campus Drive, and new landscaped on-site parking will accommodate 70 additional parking spots.

    -A new car line queue increases the number of cars on Campus Drive during the busy afternoon pick up by 35 additional cars.

    -A new service drive moves all delivery activities off of Campus Drive and away from student campus activities.

Before & After Photos

The Campaign for Woodlynde

$7,000,000 Goal
by September 2020

$6,101,426.39 Raised
as of November 2020 
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 Kindergartenelementarymiddle 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.