The Senior School has about 400 students from Grades 7-12.
Over the six years in Senior School, students obtain required credits in English, Health, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Physical Education, Religious Education, Sciences, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts and Electives. Grade 9 students are required to take all the listed subjects, some of which prepare students for the Cambridge IGCSE examination taken at the end of Grade 10.
Grade 10 students take IGCSE courses in Mathematics, English, Science (Biology or Chemistry) and History, and also courses in Physical Education and Religious Education (for one semester). In Grades 11 and 12 students are required to take English, Math, Religious Education, Computer Applications and Health, and may select all their other courses according to their wishes and plans for the future, keeping in mind any requirements for college admission. Students completing course requirements by the end of Grade 12 are awarded a High School Diploma in a formal graduation ceremony that is a respected tradition at Woodstock.
Senior School students are divided into Advisor Groups, each one with eight to twelve students from the same grade. The Advisor is a faculty member who keeps a friendly eye on students and provides academic or relational counseling and support. Advisors interact with residence and administrative staff regarding student concerns as needed. Apart from regular weekly meetings, Advisor Groups get together socially once or twice a semester in order to help foster positive relationships between students and staff.
View or download the Senior School students' handbook (pdf) for a full list of courses and further information.
Head of Senior School
Tyler Stinchcomb is from the US and joined Woodstock in 2012. He has a BA in Spanish (UMD- College Park) and a M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language (Regent University). He has taught in the Washington, D.C. area for ten years at the secondary level and community college for two years. In between that he lived in Quito, Ecuador for a year and a half to help develop a youth mentoring initiative with Fundación Casa Victoria. While teaching in the US he served as Head of the World Languages Department, worked on several curriculum development and school improvement projects and served in various other leadership roles.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Cheryl, and three children Rhiana, Sam, and Liam. He loves being active in the outdoors (especially the foothills of the Himalayas), learning new things and reading almost anything.
Amy Seefeldt '93
Amy Seefeldt is a Woodstock alumna, class of 1993. She has a BS in Secondary Social Studies Education from Taylor University. She served as History Department Chair for five years in her previous school. She has taught AP European History for ten years, and AP United States History for six years. She has been an AP Reader for three years. Her hobbies are reading, cooking, discussing philosophy and watching her students begin to weave together the past and the present, recognizing patterns.