This month’s front cover features Judy Thigpen, Head of School and Laurie Mazor, Principal of Wood Acres School along with several of the school’s students. From humble beginnings as a preschool in 1969 to a 9-acre campus with hundreds of students today, Woods Acres is the oldest, private independent school in the area. Celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, Wood Acres has become well-known for its accelerated academic curriculum, emphasis on the integration of STEM learning experiences, and commitment to teaching Spanish as a vibrant second language for students.

“Wood Acres School partners with amazing families who want to provide their students with the best education in a safe and beautiful environment,” shares Judy Thigpen, Head of School.

Nestled in the heart of East Cobb, The Wood Acres School is located at 1772 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. For more information about Wood Acres, turn to pages 18-19. Readers are also welcome to visit their website at or call 770-971-1880 to set up a private campus tour.

The front cover photo was taken by Stuart Hasson and the article originally appeared in our October issue, on page 4. Click here to view our digital edition.