The philosophy of Student Activities at Woodward centers around personal responsibility and community-building. An energizing aspect of Woodward's size is that we all have the ability to create what is best for the School. Any student or faculty member is welcome to propose a club or organization. Students are given guidance, but they are also asked to independently analyze the purpose of their proposal and the function it will serve at the school. The process can be challenging for some, but it requires that student leaders step away from their own personal needs and examine the needs of a community; additionally, it gives them organizational experience that will be valuable for the rest of their lives.
We provide our girls with opportunities to become confident, disciplined, and clear-thinking leaders. Students learn to deal with both disappointment and success, all with mentoring from faculty members. Whether a young woman is interested in playing sports or performing a play in Latin, she has those options. Students are also regularly tapped to speak at School events and public functions. What is most important to the school is that our students learn the life skills that will translate from the classroom to the world beyond Woodward.