Woodland Way Welcome Back Video


Welcome to Woodland School.

It is our pleasure to have you join us in this exciting and unique approach to education. Woodland School, first known as TEP (The Transitional Educational Program), opened to students by founder Bob Marchese in 1983. He built a school on the foundation of "Never Give Up." After Mr. Marchese retired Helene Marchese assumed the role 1989 and held that position for thirty-one years. Her passion, motive and drive was simple...STUDENTS FIRST! As the new leader of Woodland School we will continue to operate Woodland school on the foundations on which it was designed.

As we embark on yet another school year, I want to take a minute to introduce myself as your child's school principal for the school year. We are excited to START with the highest of expectations for every one of our students; STRIVE to build upon their skills and talents and help them SUCCEED in the competitive world as we know it. As you take your first step into Woodland school know that the teachers are committed to you!

The Woodland School program within in the East Hartford Public Schools district mission is to support and empower students to achieve academic success so they can earn a high school diploma, graduate prepare to enter college, post-secondary training, or a career path that matches their personal and professional goals and aspirations. Woodland School graduates will be self-motivated and confident allowing them to expand and express their own talents.

The strength of Woodland School remains in its teachers and support staff. As educators, we understand the relationship matter! Our school is based on the belief that high quality student-teacher relationships coupled with student-centered learning and personalized educational experiences are the essential components of a successful 21st century educational community.  We have done just that at Woodland school and I invite you to come visit.

Our motto at Woodland school remains "Where you walkout a better individual." We take pride in transforming lives, directing them and providing students with the necessary human, technical and conceptual skills to be functioning adults. Individualizing, personalizing, and humanizing education, are the surest ways to academic engagement and success. It's the Woodland Way.

John Fote Signature