Welcome to the Alumni Page
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:
Carnegie Mellon University
College of St. Rose
Hudson Valley Community College
Keene State College
Mount Holyoke College
New York University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Russell Sage College
Simon’s Rock College of Bard
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
Warren Wilson College
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.
- 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
Congratulations 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 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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