Open House – April 19th
Make A Gift
Gifts to our Annual Fund make it possible for the school to pursue an educational mission that prioritizes creative, experiential learning with a classroom setting that extends across our garden, woods, and pond…
WDS 2023 Online Auction
The Auction will run from March 5-March 12th, with exciting auction items for you to bid on to help support our school.
Dedicated to implementing and supporting programs and initiatives that encourage children to embrace difference, to identify and take steps to eliminate bias, and to learn how to cultivate a future of acceptance and belonging.
Join us as we celebrate the magnificent career of Robin Shepley – Shornstein, WDS Librarian for over 24 years. Besides the celebration for Robin, we will be hosting our traditional Harvest Fest potluck meal for the WDS community – a WDS favorite.
Enrollment is Now Open for 2022 – 23 School Year
For Early Childhood through 12th Grade. Contact us to discuss your child’s academic journey and to schedule a tour of our campus.
WDS Wins a Chronogrammie
The Hudson Valley has spoken. Woodstock Day School is the BEST Middle School around. And a runner-up in all other educational categories. Congratulations to our excellent faculty and administration! Read more at Chronogram >>
Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy
LIMITED TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW. Ticket sales for the 2022 WDS Musical, “The Addams Family,” are now open. The show will be streamed on Facebook at 7:00 PM Friday, 4/29 if you can’t make it in person, and the recording will remain available for viewing on the WDS Facebook page. Thank you! Please see links … Read More »
The 11th Annual WDS Media Arts Film Festival (PG-13)
June 6th (rain date June 7th) – 8:30PM @ WDS Campus Come watch this year’s festival on the big screen, outside, and under the stars! Bring a chair, blanket, etc. Feel free to bring your own snacks. All garbage must be taken with you when you leave. We will be showing films from the 8th-12th Grades. This … Read More »
Enrollment is open for WDS Summer Adventure 2022
A day in the life of a Summer Adventure camper includes an array of enriching activities such as African drumming and dance, singing, art and ceramics, games and activities, movement, swimming, nature and science, and gardening. Our camp is designed for children ages 3-11.
Media Arts and Film Program
WDS has obtained a NYSCA grant to start an AfterSchool Media Arts and Film program for children from other areas of Ulster County who do not have access to learn about Media Arts. WDS will create a more inclusive and equitable Media Arts program allowing greater access to filmmaking and media arts education. “The arts have … Read More »
WDS Book Fair
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 12:00 – 3:00 – Grand opening of the Book Fair! Please come and join us! Bring a picnic, make a Literary Cake if you would like, or, just come and eat cake and shop for some fabulous books! The Book Fair will be open Sunday from 12:00 – 3:00, and Monday May 23 – Thursday May 26 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm … Read More »
2022 WDS Online Auction
UPDATE 3.28.22: The Auction is now closed — thank you! Hello WDS Families and Friends! It’s that time of year again! We are happy to announce that this year’s WDS online auction will take place on March 18- 27th. Last year’s virtual auction was a huge success, raising over 30K! We need your help to … Read More »
Dr. Stephanie Fisher Has Joined the Woodstock Community
Stephanie holds an EdD in Education Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania along with a MSEd in Education Leadership and Waldorf Education from Sunbridge College/Teachers College and a BS in Design from the University at Buffalo. Stephanie began her teaching career as a middle school mathematics teacher and then served as a principal of a … Read More »
WDS School Pop-Up Store Is Open
We got numerous WDS branded items and colors to choose from. This is our first of what we hope will be a few online stores. We are starting with some basic WDS items for you and your family. Please remember there can be a delay in production due to supply issues, so order early. And … Read More »
New Executive Director Jennifer Cinti
For more than 25 years, Jennifer has worked with non-profit and educational institutions to lead, support, and nurture programs that empower, educate, and activate youth, women, and communities. She is passionate about social and environmental justice, human rights, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and intercultural dialogue. A resident of the Hudson Valley for the last two … Read More »
10th Annual WDS Media Arts Film Festival (PG-13)
This year’s Woodstock Day School Student Media Arts Film Festival is now available for your online viewing.
Come Join The Cabaret
Time to Buy Your WDS Yearbook!
It’s time to order a Woodstock Day School Yearbook! For this year, we are pushing the delivery of the yearbook back a few weeks. This will allow us to include more pictures from campus and include events like graduation, moving up, prom, etc. We will have dates in July to pick up your yearbooks on … Read More »
WDS Book Drive @ goldennotebook.com
Click to Shop our Book Drive! Wednesday, April 28- Wednesday, May 12 Shop our Kid’s Picks, Environmental Picks, LGBTQ+ Picks or Social Justice, Activism & Social Emotional Learning Picks!
Ulster County Film Festival for the Youth
Did you miss the Ulster County Film Festival for the Youth? The event features some of the best student-made ‘pandemic’ films and documentaries from inside and outside our community. Head over to ucyff.com to view the Film Festival and learn more.
Thank you for a successful auction
Full Lives Series – Bruce Barry
Bruce Barry, Award Winning Director March 12, 2021 Winner of the 2004 Directors Guild Award and former Senior Director of the CBS daytime drama, Guiding Light, Bruce Barry has accomplished much in the field of television throughout his past thirty-six years in production. After graduating with honors from Leland Powers School of Radio Television and … Read More »
Full Lives Series- Dariel Vasquez
Dariel Vasquez, Executive Director of Brothers@ February 19, 2021 Dariel Vasquez is the Executive Director of the Brothers@ Organization, and a first-generation college graduate from Harlem, NY. Dariel graduated from Bard College (Class of 2017) with a joint degree in History and Sociology, and a concentration in Africana-Studies. Youth development and mentorship is Dariel’s passion, … Read More »
Full Lives Series – Carole Zimmer
Carole Zimmer, award winning journalist February 5, 2021 Carole is the host of the award-winning podcast “Now What?” which features interviews with Gloria Steinem, Joe Biden, Jane Fonda, Ethan Hawke, Oliver Stone and other extraordinary people. The conversations are designed to uncover what makes these people tick. In her broadcasting career she has been a … Read More »
Full Lives Series – Jimmy Buff
Jimmy Buff, Executive Director of Radio Kingston November 13, 2020 Jimmy Buff grew up on Long Island and in New York City. He’s been in radio since 1985. A father, a husband, an avid outdoor adventurer, music and dog lover and a committed social justice warrior, Buff is currently the executive director of Radio Kingston, … Read More »
Full Lives Series – Sharif Abdus-Salaam
Sharif Abdus-Salaam, one of New York City’s most respected & informed figures in the jazz world November 6, 2020 Sharif Abdus-Salaam is one of New York City’s most respected and informed figures in the jazz world, and renowned jazz host with the Columbia University station, WKCR. Sharif is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn … Read More »
Full Lives Series – Russ Walker
Russ Walker, Cofounder of the East Texas Herpetological Society October 30, 2020 Russ Walker is a retired teacher from the Houston ISD Outdoor Education Center. His background and training is in biology and Environmental Science. He is cofounder of the East Texas Herpetological Society, and most importantly, has a lifelong interest and passion for all … Read More »
Full Lives Series – Mariel Fiori
Mariel Fiori, journalist, translator, educator and an entrepreneur October 23, 2020 Mariel Fiori, MBA, is a journalist, translator, educator and an entrepreneur. She co-founded and is the managing editor of the Bard-sponsored La Voz, cultura y noticias hispanas del Valle de Hudson. Since 2004 the award- winning La Voz is the only Spanish language magazine serving … Read More »
Full Lives Series – Jason Fine
Jason Fine, Editor of Rolling Stone October, 2, 2020 Jason Fine is the Editor of Rolling Stone, where he oversees the magazine and website and all editorial content. He’s worked at Rolling Stone for more than 20 years as a writer and editor, and has written about all kinds of music, from country to EDM … Read More »
Media Arts News
Show Don’t Tell Filmmaking Challenge A team of WDS Media Arts Students participated in the 2020 All American High School Film Invitational competition. Our students were tasked with creating a story that illuminates the language of visuals to convey meaning and emotion. No synched sound, no dialogue. Just visuals and music to tell a story … Read More »
WDS Upper & Middle School Town Hall
View a recorded version of our Upper School Town Hall Meeting, held Monday, August 24, 2020, at 12pm.
WDS Reopening Town Hall – In This Together
View a recorded version of our Reopening Town Hall Meeting – In This Together, held Thursday, July 23, at 12pm.
Summer Adventure Virtual Canceled
Thank you for your interest in Virtual Summer Adventure. Unfortunately, due to low enrollment, we are unable to run this program. Enjoy the summer and we certainly hope to be reunited next summer on our beautiful campus!
WDS 2020 Graduation
Enjoy our WDS 2020 Graduation video & let’s hear it for our amazing graduates! A very special thank you to Dave Cook & Chris Andersen for making the audio/video magic of the evening possible. The WDS Class of 2020 Lily Brady Lola Cook Kate Delacorte Indira Delacorte Finn Doering Talullah Dougan Jackson Fiero Finn … Read More »
View the Senior Presentation Videos
Lily Brady The Hudson River School Lola Cook Documenting Adolescence Through Visual Art Kate Delacorte The Vulnerability Project Indira Delacorte Making Waves in Children’s Lives Finn Doering The Essential Design Talullah Dougan My Journey of Creating an Authentic Cookbook Jackson Fiero Thoughtover/Overthought Finn Krause Chocolate History & The Art of Candy Making Gabe Martindale The … Read More »
Summer Adventure Virtual
Friday Letter: June 5, 2020
Dear WDS Friends and Families, I wanted to give an update on progress being made on our plans for the 2020/21 school year. We are awaiting official health and safety guidelines from the state of NY, but are able to draw on CDC guidelines, as well as on other state’s plans to get a sense of what … Read More »
Senior Presentations 2020
Our Senior Program is designed to allow students to explore a topic, cause and/or project of their own design – something they are passionate about and that they may carry through their experience beyond WDS. Working with a mentor, students spend significant time researching their project, writing a paper, and making a tangible product. The … Read More »
Senior Spotlight: Gabe Martindale
1. How long have you been at WDS? I stepped onto the Woodstock Day School campus nine years ago as a small, nervous, blond headed boy with hair covering my eyes. Nine years later, I am a confident, well connected, young man, and I could not be more thankful for that decision. I have cherished … Read More »
9th Annual WDS Media Arts Film Festival
The 9th Annual WDS Media Arts Film Festival will be streaming live on Zoom and the WDS Facebook page, June 5 @ 7 PM Here is the link and the PASSWORD is: 9ZCdei This year we will be showing films from the 8th-12th Grades. Some of these films were made during the school year and … Read More »
Friday Letter: May 29, 2020
Dear WDS Friends and Families, Our Reopening Task Force is off and running, and I wanted to share a few updates. I will send these updates every week, but I also want to extend an invitation to reach out to me or to Sam Osterhout with any questions or comments you have between updates. Sam is acting … Read More »
Senior Spotlight: Lola Cook
1. How long have you been at WDS?I have been at WDS for 13 years. 2. What did you learn at WDS that you feel prepared you for this next step?WDS has definitely taught me to dive deeper into my education than just touch the surface of all of the material. I have been pushed … Read More »
Senior Spotlight: Finn Doering
1. How long have you been at WDS?I’ve been at WDS since sixth grade- with Josh Platt and his trout journey. 2. What did you learn at WDS that you feel prepared you for this next step?I learned how to always keep an artistic eye in everything I do and to always stay true to my own perspective and style. … Read More »
Friday Letter: May 15, 2020
Dear WDS Friends and Families, The ingenuity and thoughtfulness of WDS students is more powerful than any pandemic. See the 5th grade news program celebrating our teachers. Our resident music scholar, Peter Dugan is also launching a global music composition project called Don’t Stop WDS Sing Along. Peter, along with many of our arts specialists and upper school faculty are … Read More »
Senior Spotlight: Kate Polatsek Delacorte
1. How long have you been at WDS? I have been at WDS for two amazing years. 2. What did you learn at WDS that you feel prepared you for this next step? WDS has prepared me for so much. One of the most important things I feel WDS has taught me is how to … Read More »
Friday Letter: May 8, 2020
Dear WDS Friends and Families, The word of the week is upbeat, which according to Merriam-Webster dictionary means Having a positive, optimistic and lively tone, attitude, etc. Synonymous with bright, buoyant. See Adrian’s message to the community for example. It is the most accurate way to describe staring down uncertainty and adversity. Truth be told, the reportage … Read More »
Senior Spotlight: Indira Delacorte
1. How long have you been at WDS? I came to WDS at the beginning of my junior year and absolutely loved it. It was so different from the school I was at before, and I felt so happy and at home. It was a big transition, but it was so fun and new. I … Read More »
Friday Letter: May 1, 2020
Dear WDS Friends and Families, Before Covid, WDS was a wonderful school performing a vital service to its community, enriching the lives of many children and youth. Then a new reality set in. Face-to-face classes were canceled. Facilities were closed. Athletics and fine arts performances canceled. Everything seemed to be on hold. But learning was not, and our vigorous … Read More »
Senior Spotlight: Talullah Dougan
1. How long have you been at WDS?I have been at WDS since first grade. I left for my first two years of high school to branch off and meet new people but ended up coming back for my junior year. 2. What did you learn at WDS that you feel prepared you for this next step?I believe I have … Read More »
Senior Spotlight: Finn Krause
1. How long have you been at WDS?13 years ago I started Kindergarten at Woodstock Day School. 2. What did you learn at WDS that you feel prepared you for this next step?I think the English program has really prepared me for the amount of writing I will need to do in college, and the college courses that … Read More »
Virtual Open House, May 22
Woodstock Day School will be hosting a Virtual Open House on Friday May 22. Explore our program with a 3D tour, information session, and video conference with our Head of School, David Penberg, and our Director of Admissions, Adrian Hood. There will be two separate events during the day. Details below. If you are interested, … Read More »