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Welcome to Woodland Hill

Nestled in the hills of North Greenbush, the Woodland Hill campus overlooks the Hudson Valley and with the city of Albany in the distance, provides a truly inspiring learning environment. Woodland Hill Montessori School nurtures a child’s love of learning and sense of social and personal responsibility using the child-centered Montessori philosophy. more…

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WHMS hosts bullying prevention expert Jim Dillon

Promoting Leadership in Your Child

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Woodland Hill Montessori School hosted a parent education workshop on Friday, January 4 with bullying prevention expert Jim Dillon. Mr. Dillon was a longtime principal at Lynnwood Elementary School in Guilderland, and developed the Peaceful School Bus program. The story was covered by WTEN, and can be seen here.


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WHMS Middle School Coffee House

The WHMS Middle School has been holding four Coffee Houses a year for the past 12 years. 

The microbusiness is a fundraiser for their annual class trip, but also teaches valuable lessons in business, community, and values.

You can see a video of their Coffee House here..

The values the Middle School students uphold are:

  • Hard work
  • Teamwork
  • Nutrition (whole non-processed foods, organic)
  • Stewards of the environment (reusable goods, bring your own mug, local)
  • Community -  a service to the students, faculty, and parents
  • Peace - music, calm pleasant atmosphere, flowers on the table

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The 21st Annual WHMS Gala

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WHMS 2019 Gala

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Albany Country Club

Join us for delectable passed hors d’oeuvres, a full open bar, a sit-down dinner, dessert, music by Players Nouveau of the NY Players, raffles, a silent auction, and a live auction featuring auctioneer Dr. Mark Fruiterman and emcee Jim Kambrich, NewsChannel 13 Anchor.

Buy your tickets online. 

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors



Massry and Knox Families






Key Bank

Wainschaf Associates, Inc.



The Pilates Principle

Times Union

The University at Albany Foundation



Albany Marble


Dwight Plumbing and Heating

Monticello Real Estate

Ryan M. Hungershafer, Northwestern Mutual

Repeat Business Systems

Solutions by Design

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Commentary: As school year begins, a message to teachers

School superintendents and principals across the region are preparing for their opening day speech to their faculties and staff. Here are some thoughts about our message.

This week we will start a new year with one of the most important jobs in the world, educating our children. In a short time, our impressionable students will be adults and our future leaders. Their values, optimism, sense of purpose, attitudes about race and equality begin now, while they are children.

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The leprechaun traps were not successful. The class returned to a messy class today, courtesy of the mischievous leprechaun in Liz’s class.


Primary children are hard at work creating Leprechaun traps today. They hope to catch them since they cause mischief in their classrooms each year on St. Patrick’s Day. We’ll be back Monday to check on the results.

Dr. Maria Montessori

Dr. Maria Montessori…devoted her life to the education and understanding of children. She believed the purpose of education was to assist the process of life.

Faculty & Staff

Our children are guided by specially certified teachers who use the well-defined integrated Montessori curriculum and beautifully crafted interactive materials to foster individual and cooperative skills.

Parent Perspectives