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I had a friend growing up that went to Woodward. The homework assigned was 3-4 hours per night, and more focus was placed on academics than anything else.<br><br>
The school is not very culturally diverse, but that may or may not be important to you.<br><br>
I traveled to Italy my Junior year of high school with a group of 10 Woodward students and found them to be generally spoiled brats with little respect for themselves or the country they were visiting.<br><br>
My two cents - Woodward is prestigious only in the way that private country clubs are prestigious. I think you would find other places that would be a better education for your buck.
 

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Thank you belawre. I was concerned about that sense of entitlement attitude which I wouldn't want DS to develop if goes there. I went to Dunwoody High School and I was met with that Rich Kids vs. the Poor Kids.<br><br>
Guess which end of the spectrum I fell on? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Yep, I was poor and without money you didn't belong...
 

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I think the biggest "bad" thing with Woodward is that the yearly tuition costs more than 4 years of public college in GA... yikes! It costs almost $15K per year for the lower grades and greater than $16K per year for the upper grades. Plus the cost of books, transportation, uniforms, etc etc etc. For what added benefit?? Not $15K/year-worth IMO.<br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think the biggest "bad" thing with Woodward is that the yearly tuition costs more than 4 years of public college in GA... yikes! It costs almost $15K per year for the lower grades and greater than $16K per year for the upper grades. Plus the cost of books, transportation, uniforms, etc etc etc. For what added benefit?? Not $15K/year-worth IMO.<br>
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Thanks. Now what about the Good? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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For the good, I think another poster mentioned the academics. When I was in high school (late 80s), most of the kids I knew who went there were wealthy and rather well aware of it. Alot can change in 15 years. I would look around for a good charter school or a private school that has a good diversity policy (as well as the academics you are looking for). Good luck!
 
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