Woodlawn School is the primary sponsor of STEAMfest.
Woodlawn is an independent, nonprofit school founded in 2002. Currently accepting students in grades Kindergarten through 12, and accredited by both the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Woodlawn offers a challenging, project-based academic experience. Woodlawn is located on a scenic 61-acre campus one mile north of Davidson, North Carolina, easily accessible from Interstate 77 and the surrounding Lake Norman communities.
The mission of Woodlawn school is to produce independent, lifelong learners who are responsible, contributing members of a diverse global society.
Woodlawn is a school family united around a set of core values and beliefs:
- Hands-on, Project-Based, Experiential Learning is essential! It is the natural way – the joyous way! – we are designed to learn. It is how the real work of the 21st century takes place.
- Children learn best when parents, grandparents, teachers, and coaches – all members of the school family! – are partners, modeling lifelong values of mutual trust and respect.
- The best lessons are often caught, not taught, and children need to be immersed in healthy cultures guided by skilled, compassionate mentors who educate and nurture the whole child.
- Peer relationships matter, and children thrive when they are surrounded by peers who are worthy of admiration. That is the magic of a Kindergarten through 12th grade school!
- Children learn to become good people when their community shares a passionate belief in moral excellence. When compassion for others, empathy, and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and equality of all people are the foundation of all we do.
Most of all, we share a bright, optimistic vision of what children become!
The Woodlawn Way has always been a creative, dynamic, adaptable and joyful approach to teaching and learning. We have always been a school community in which every child is known and valued, every voice heard, and a place where teachers and parents are partners. Now more than ever, children need the Woodlawn Way!