Mission Statement/History


TO TEACH each student by transmitting knowledge
appropriate to grade level

TO EDUCATE each student to love authentic values and to develop a sense of what is good, right, noble, just and beautiful

TO FORM the character of each student as the foundation of all virtue and integrity

Woodmont Academy recognizes four essential areas in the formation of every individual. By thoroughly cultivating each of these areas, Woodmont moves its students toward the realization of their greatest individual potential.

Academic Formation: The Woodmont curriculum challenges the students daily. They are encouraged to think critically and creatively, develop a healthy curiosity, explore the world around them, and express themselves clearly. Students receive lessons in an integrated manner to help them assimilate knowledge as a foundation for future endeavors.

Faith Formation: True faith formation leads to harmony between knowledge and life. Woodmont students are taught the Catholic faith as an academic subject and a guide for life. The key to Christian living is the awareness of Christ’s unconditional love for each person and his commission to make this love known to all people.

Character Formation: Character is shown in fidelity to Christ-centered principles and convictions. It implies self-control, perseverance and trustworthiness, a sense of dignity, responsibility, and charity. Every aspect of the student’s day is an opportunity to build character. Formation occurs as students learn respect for teachers and others, punctuality, teamwork, order, cleanliness, and helpfulness.

Apostolic Formation: We define ourselves by what we give to others. The Christian is urged by Christ to help his neighbor and give freely of the gifts he has received. Apostolic formation at Woodmont is adapted to the student’s age and embraces a range of projects for individual and group outreach and service, both in the local community and beyond.

Catholic educators and parents under the spiritual

direction of the Legionaries of Christ, a religious congregation, founded Woodmont Academy in 1995.

We responded to the need for a unique center for superior academics and spiritual growth in the rapidly growing counties of Baltimore, Howard, and Carroll. As population grew, so too had the waiting lists at Catholic schools. Woodmont Academy was the first Catholic elementary school to open in twenty years to serve the community in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Since 1995, our Pre-K to grade 8 campus has grown from 49 students to a current enrollment of over 300 students in 20 classrooms.

The core of Woodmont Academy is its Catholic identity. Woodmont believes that leading young people to know and love Jesus Christ contributes toward the pursuit of superior academics and excellence in character formation. Spirituality is a normal part of curricular and extra-curricular life as we lead our students’ growth in knowledge, skills, values, athletic ability, and social maturity.

2000 Woodmont Drive, Cooksville, MD 21723 • [email protected]
Office: 443-574-8100 • Admissions: 443-574-8100 x104 • Fax: 410-465-9162

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