Senior School

Senior School

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

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 Dean of Academics

Academic Dean

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.

 

  Art

Whether you're pursuing a career as a professional artist, architect, graphic designer or any other art-related profession, or simply looking to broaden your appreciation of art, the Art programme at Woodstock has something for everyone.
  Drama

As well as being an academic discipline, students can engage in drama purely as an interest.
  English

The English courses at Woodstock systematically build students' skills in reading comprehension, writing, grammar, speaking, listening, and critical thinking.
  Languages

Woodstock's languages department offers two languages, French and Hindi, both taught by native speakers.
  Learning Resources (Libraries)

The Woodstock School Learning Resource Centres (aka Libraries and Computer Labs) are the school's gateway to 21st century information resources and information-using tools.
  Mathematics

At Woodstock we believe that the study of Mathematics is an integral part of education, relevant to all students and possessing the potential to enrich any endeavour.
  PE, OE and Health

The outdoor environment and Himalayan setting of Woodstock School ensures that the students constantly remain active and fit.
  Religious Education

We consider the education of the whole person to be of vital importance, and this includes spiritual and moral education.
  Science

Science is at the core of education policy worldwide; the skills of knowledge acquisition, understanding, problem-solving and data handling it imparts are recognised in all areas outside the purely scientific as valuable and worthwhile.
  Social Studies

The Social Studies Department helps students understand personal, national and international issues with the intent of producing competent, reflective and responsible global citizens.