Woodward Academy

For the school in Iowa, see Woodward–Granger Community School District

Woodward Academy
Woodward Academy logo
Location
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Information
TypeIndependent, college preparatory
Motto"Excellence, Character, Opportunity"
Established1900
PresidentF. Stuart Gulley
Faculty315
GenderCoeducational
Number of students2,703
CampusUrban
Color(s)Red, black, and white
MascotEddie the Eagle
Websitewww.woodward.edu

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

HistoryEdit

Woodward Academy was founded in 1900 as Georgia Military Academy. Originally an all-male school, in 1964 it 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]

AcademicsEdit

Woodward Academy is divided into five 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 sixth 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]

AthleticsEdit

Woodward Academy's athletics program sponsors 18 varsity sports across fall, winter and spring seasons. Woodward (formerly Georgia Military Academy) has won 84 State Championships administered by the Georgia High School Association.

State ChampionshipsEdit

  • Basketball (Boys): 2020
  • Basketball (Girls): 1995, 1996, 1999, 2021
  • Football: 1970, 1980
  • Golf (Boys): 1970, 1972, 1974, 2013
  • Golf (Girls): 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021
  • Riflery: 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Soccer (Boys): 1999, 2004, 2005, 2012
  • Soccer (Girls): 2006
  • Swimming (Boys): 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1987
  • Swimming (Girls): 2014
  • Tennis (Boys): 1987, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2021
  • Tennis (Girls): 2008, 2010, 2011, 2015
  • Track (Girls): 1986, 2014, 2021
  • Volleyball (Girls): 1993, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Wrestling: 1969, 1971, 1972, 2013, 2019 (Traditional), 2019 (Dual), 2020 (Traditional), 2020 (Dual)
  • Literary: 1964, 1968
  • Debate: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Notable alumniEdit

GovernmentEdit

 
U.S. Representative John Flynt, 1954-1979

AthleticsEdit

 
MLB player Erskine Mayer, 1912-1919

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