The Mission of Woodberry Forest School
The purpose of the school is to develop in its students, under Christian principles,a high sense of honor and moral integrity, a deep respect for sound scholarship, a fullacceptance of responsibility, a love of excellence, and a will toward personal sacrifice inservice to others. It is likewise its mission, based on these ideals, to develop its studentsinto leaders, to train its students toward a useful contribution to the democratic societyin which they live, and to give them thorough preparation for the best colleges anduniversities consistent with their individual potentials.
The abiding concern of Woodberry Forest School is the personal growth of its students.To this end, the school attempts to provide a broad experience with balanced emphasison the academic, artistic, physical, and spiritual development of its students. In sodoing, the school believes that well-conceived challenges, together with support andencouragement, will instill self-confidence and a striving for continuing excellencethroughout life. Woodberry Forest is committed to helping students become individualswhose sense of values and capacity to reason effectively will allow them to deal withimportant intellectual, ethical, and social problems and to lead rewarding private lives.In keeping with this objective, the faculty is more concerned with teaching students howto think than what to think.
As a community, the school fosters an atmosphere of civility and cooperation, urging itsmembers to treat one another with the respect and consideration they hope to receivein return. The underpinning of that effort is the honor system, which is not so mucha rigid code as it is a way of life that is fundamental to the decency of the WoodberryForest community. The school seeks to maintain a secure and healthy environment for itsstudents to go about the process of growing and learning, in the hope that every studentwill come to think of Woodberry Forest as a second home.
Board of Trustees
Sumner S. Finch ’75, Chair • Edward L. Baker ’96
Patrick F. Bassett • John R. Belk ’77 • HopeH. Bryant • William K. Caler, Jr. ’ 63 • ThomasH. Claiborne ’83 • Benjamin H. Davis ’89
Damien R. Dwin ’93 • Franklin S. Edmonds,Jr. ’87 • Nelson O. Fitts ’93 • Ragan FolanE. Hooper Hardison, Jr. ’79, Vice Chair
William M. James ’80 • Robert E. Long ’75
Frederick R. Lummis II ’71 • Gary A. Mance ’74
Dorothy A. Matz • Geoffrey P. Sisk ’77
Robert H. Spilman, Jr. ’74 • Giles Tucker ’85
C. Stewart Verdery, Jr. ’85
TRUS TEES EMERITI
Sion A. Boney ’74 • Haynes G. Griffin ’ 65
Advisory CouncilCatherine and Frank Edwards ’88, Co-chairsRose Osamba and Fred Ambiso • AnneFaircloth and Fred Beaujeu-Dufour • Cooperand Sam Bratton ’82 • Kitty and WilliamBray ’85 • Kelli and Greg Crowley ’88Frannie and Tom Fitzgerald • Barbara andClark Fitz-Hugh ’86 • Ben Matthews ’06
Jill and John Moylan ’80 • Karen andBrandon Perry • Gaylen and RobertReynolds • Lizand Walker Simmons • MaryLeslie and Richard Spencer ’84 • Jenniferand Boyd Steinhoff ’04 • Nini and JacobTandberg • Diane and Joe Thomas ’81Krista and Paul Toms ’03 • Caroline andBryan Vroon • Katharine and Ray Welder
The Vision for Woodberry Forest SchoolSince the school’s founding in 1889, Woodberry Forest has sought to develop youngmen of intellectual thoroughness and principled integrity equipped with the capacityand eagerness to serve as leaders, learners, and citizens. Consistent with the historicalfounding of the school on Christian principles, we aspire to instill in every boy a deepsense of empathy, an enduring self-confidence buttressed by genuine humility, and anenthusiastic pursuit of lifelong learning marked by curiosity and adaptability. Above all,we aim for every boy to enjoy a meaningful life by nurturing his commitment to act uponmoral beliefs and ethical values in service to others.
Byron C. Hulsey ’86
DIREC TOR OF S TRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS
Jacob H. D. Geiger ’05
DIREC TOR OF MARKETING
Jennifer A. Dowling
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MARKETINGAND COMMUNICATIONS
Rachel K. Strahan EDITOR
ASSIS TAN T DIRECTOR OF MARKETINGAND COMMUNICATIONS
Tyler J. Campbell
CONTRIBU TING DESIGNERS
CONTRIBU TING WRI TERS
Richard Barnhardt ’66, Drew Collier ’03,Ashley Denison, Doug Gabbert ’08, JacobGeiger ’05, Ben Hale, Cordelia Hogan ’ 17,Linda Larson Hogan, Byron Hulsey ’86,Walker Owens ’ 20, Luke Stone ’ 20
John Berry, Tyler Campbell, DodieChavez ’85, Carrie Coleman, Jen Fariello,Jacob Geiger ’05, Linda Hogan, NolanLaVoie, Ed Stone, Coe Sweet, AJ Wilson ’ 20
Woodberry Forest Magazine & Journal isproduced twice a year for alumni, parents,and friends of the school.
Woodberry Forest SchoolWoodberry Forest, Virginia 22989
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Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexualorientation, disability, religious belief, and national or ethnicorigin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activitiesgenerally accorded or made available to students at theschool. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, or national orethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies,admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, andathletic or other school-administered programs. This schoolis authorized under federal la w to enroll nonimmigrantstudents.