Wilford Woodruff Academy is located in Winter Park, FL. It is a private school that serves 16 students in grades PK,K-12. Wilford Woodruff Academy is coed (school has male and female students) and is Christian (no specific denomination) in orientation.
I have been associated with Woodruff Academy and Ms. June Sullivan, administrator, for more than 20 years. Each of my four children has attended and participated in the program. I have taught classes for the students and have enthusiastically volunteered my time and talents to assist in providing the very best educational environment for these students. They deserve it.
I have watched June Sullivan weather criticism and trials during most of those years as she has held to the iron rod in setting standards for behavior and dress against a flood of detractors who would rather follow more lax standards or have no standards at all. I have watched her focus on an unwavering vision that students grow and develop best within a Christian environment that unabashedly teaches the importance of love and respect and civility and honor in keeping commitments.
I know as my children have gone on in their lives, they have looked back and understood not only the wisdom of the program but the opportunity they had to challenge themselves to live up to it. In other educational environments they later chose to attend they were introduced to less lofty expectations. As in all of human nature, it is easier to gravitate to the expectations to which we are held. But a rising tide lifts all boats. Help your children learn with confidence that they really can be the tide that lifts others.
I encourage you to give serious consideration to the quality programs, small classes, and Christian environment you will find at Woodruff Academy. It will be a financial sacrifice for many of you but if you would invest in anything of value, invest in your children. They will expect of themselves what you expect of them. Be proactive and expect great things. Your children will rise to the level you set for yourself and you set for them. Treasure the opportunity to rise above the mediocrity the world accepts. Look to the future with hope and confidence. This school will help you teach the rising generation, your posterity.
Nothing of value is easy. But you will look back with gratitude that you had the courage and foresight to choose the road less traveled and it will have “made all the difference.” I know.
My kids have been attending this school for a few years. They love it and so do I. The principle is mormon but they don't teach mormon doctrine or anything like that at the school. In fact there are baptist families as well as staff members at the school. If you want your kids to get a good education as well as small class individual attention and good character training, this is the school for you. You should visit the school and you will know you have found the right place for your child.
by a Parent
on Apr 26, 2012
Wilford Woodruff Academy
June Woodruff Sullivan: My name is June Woodruff Sullivan. I founded Wilford Woodruff Academy in 1982 to teach our six daughters. A few years ago an enrolled family suggested we take off my great-grandfather's first name from the title because it made the Academy's title hard to remember and difficult to say. At Woodruff the songs we sing at our devotionals bear testimony of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world. The messages the staff and students prepare in class are developed from the King James Version of the Bible. The messages bring honor to God and to His son, Jesus Christ. Woodruff Academy (WA) is a Christian school that teaches the Constitution of the United States. The standards and ideals set forth at WA are conservative. The policies and procedures are influenced by me as a founder (as it should be). Parents enrolling a child in any private school would expect the founder to have had the dominate influence. I am sorry the person commenting here was dissatisfied with WA for any reason. However, if parents enroll a child at WA and teach him/her to adhere to the Christian standards and teachings upheld at WA, the support for the Academy would serve to bless a Christian household, tenfold.
First off its not no specific demonination its mormon. The prayers are mormon structure with the bowing, the uniforms are like mormon missionaries with ties and mormon haircuts, & the songs you sing everyday are mormon. So get ready for that. Second off, parents always in the office having complaints and nickled and dimed to death for money all year long and billed for things ridiculous. Really there are only handful of students in the school because most leave before the year finishes. Theres like no social life among the kids because they leave and nobodys left. Thirdly it so structured with only drinking water on campus not even milk or juice allowed and not even a cookie or anything sweet permitted or even high fat or they will call parents to pick you up. The only good thing was the new rule of not having to go in on Fridays if you finish your work on time, and martial arts was good and sign language teacher was awesome. But they left too so what does that say except bo-ring and get out like pronto.
by a Parent
on Jul 9, 2011
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