1969 was an exciting year in history. The world watched in awe as the first man walked on the moon and later that summer, a famous musical event was held in Woodstock, New York. Sesame Street premiered on PBS. It was also the year that Wood Acres Country Day School opened on the corner of Johnson Ferry and Roswell Roads as a first of its kind preschool. The converted house was nestled under a large oak tree and welcomed children to a unique formal learning environment.

Fifty years later, the school is now on nine beautiful acres located in the heart of East Cobb. The Wood Acres School continues to be strong and vibrant, educating decades of children from two years old through eighth grade.

Wood Acres is well-known for its accelerated academic curriculum, strong emphasis on the integration of STEM learning experiences, and commitment to teaching Spanish as a second language. The campus includes fun playgrounds, beautiful landscaping and areas of greenspace that inspire movement and enrichment.

The original Wood Acres logo showcased an oak tree but has been updated in recent years to include a gingko leaf to emphasize how each child is unique, just like the leaf of the gingko tree.

The staff, parents and students at The Wood Acres School are excited to be celebrating the school’s 50th anniversary this year.

“Being able to celebrate 50 years in East Cobb is a tremendous accomplishment, and we now get to see parents who were students here come back with their own children. It’s wonderful to see how well our former students are doing and that they want the same educational experience for their children,” shared Principal Laurie Mazor.

On Sunday, Sept. 15, Wood Acres proudly celebrated 50 years of teaching, learning and caring. The school combined the event with its annual Constitution Day, a traditional rally around the flag event, as well as a birthday party – complete with something for students and the young-at-heart.

The Wood Acres School can be found at 1772 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA, 30062. For more information about the school, visit woodacresschool.org or call 770-971-1880.