Sustainability at Woodlawn
It's a big deal to us.
Since the founding of Woodlawn, we've always believed one of our greatest teaching assets: 61-acres of forested space that provides a sense of connectedness to the natural world. Conservation and care for the environment have always been central to the mission of Woodlawn; our teachers weave it into our curriculum at every grade level.
Sustainability and ecological principles are intertwined throughout the curriculum. The K-12 art program, for instance, emphasizes reclaimed and recycled materials. Sixth graders study the Woodlawn School wildlife garden and woods to gain an appreciation of the complexity of ecosystems and recognize our responsibility to protect animal habitat and animal species. The eighth grade students take on the challenge of “How can we protect our water?” as their culminating interdisciplinary project. Upper School students “shop” at the Woodlawn Mercantile, a student organized storage space of donated supplies, for many of their project supply needs rather than making a trip to the store. We believe that when faced with limited supply choices, we come up with more creative solutions.