Woodland embraces and practices the following elements of democratic education:

  • shared decision-making among the students and teachers
  • a student-centered approach to learning
  • a mixed age environment
  • the community as an extension of the classroom
  • a student and teacher run Judicial Committee

At Woodland Community School students have a choice in what they study, with whom they work, and how decisions are made at the school.

Visit the Alternative Education Resource Organization for discussions of the democratic learning model.