Alumni Updates

Welcome to the Alumni Page

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Alumni at Fall Family Fun Day, 2016.


The foundation provided to our alumni at Woodland Hill Montessori School supports a successful transition to both public and independent high schools, including:

All of the area local public high schools • Academy of the Holy Names • Albany Academy • Albany Academy for Girls • Christian Brothers Academy  • Darrow School • Deerfield Academy • Doane Stuart School • Emma Willard School • Grace Christian Academy • Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School • LaSalle Institute • Miss Hall's School • Saratoga Springs Waldorf School

Our alumni take their passions and interests on to a variety of colleges and universities, including:

Bard College

Bates College

Binghamton University

Boston College

Boston University

Carnegie Mellon University

Champlain College

Colby College

College of St. Rose

Cornell University

Earlham College

Elon University

Fairfield University

Fordham University

Georgia Tech

Hudson Valley Community College

Ithaca College

Keene State College

Lafayette College

Mount Holyoke College

New York University

Northeastern University

Pace University

Princeton University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Russell Sage College

Simon’s Rock College of Bard

Skidmore College

St. Andrew’s University, Scotland

State University of New York at Purchase

State University of New York at Oswego

Stony Brook University


Trinity College, Ireland

University of Delaware

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

University of Vermont

Vassar College

Virginia Tech

Wagner College

Warren Wilson College

Wellesley College

Wofford College

Yale University

WHMS/MSA Alumni if you do not see your college or university listed here, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will add it!


Do Woodland Hill Montessori graduates do well in high school?

Each year we survey alumni parents at the end of their child’s first semester in high school to see how the transition to a new school went. 

On average, 

  • 80% of the respondents feel that their child was very well prepared for high school.
  • 20% feel their child was well prepared.
  • 80% reported that their child was handling the academic load very well and 20% well.

The average GPA for our graduates is a 92, ranging from an 82 to a 99.7 average. Our graduates are taking anywhere from one to five classes at either an accelerated, honors or advanced placement level.


Alumni Stories: Be curious and interested in the world

Jeffrey Endler winning photographCongratulations to Jeffrey Endler (WHMS ’12) on his award winning photo that he took on his visit to our sister school, the Sinai School, in Babati, Tanzania in 2012.


Ben 300x171Ben Ofori-Okai attended Montessori School of Albany (as WHMS was known at that time) from kindergarten through 6th grade graduation in 1999. He went on to graduate first in his class at Christian Brothers Academy. He has said that “the basis of everything I have done, more than just educationally, has found its roots in the six years that I spent at Montessori.”

Ben received a bachelor in Chemistry in 2009 from Yale University, where he did research using THz spectroscopy to amino acids. He is currently a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He spent two years working to develop new methods for doing nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic sensing, and is now focusing on studying ultrafast properties of semiconductors, molecular crystals, and photonic bandgap materials.

In April 2011, Ben won an NSF graduate fellowship. He has also received the Howard Douglass Moore Prize in Chemistry from Yale, and won a Teaching Award in his first year at MIT.


Please let us know what you’ve been doing since you left Woodland Hill.

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