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Woodlands Academy

Woodlands Academy is an international, private, boarding School, based in County Wicklow, in the East of Ireland which strives to provide the most appropriate environment for students: facilities, programs and personnel, all for the overall integral formation of young women as Christian leaders.

Woodlands Academy belongs to a network of schools under OAK International. Founded in 1969, Oak International arose in response to a plea from conscientious parents seeking quality education for their children. Oak International directs educational programs for the integral formation of young people and is part of the Regnum Christi and the Legionaries of Christ ethos.

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Today’s world calls for a type of woman who is committed to improving her social, cultural, religious and professional environment: an Integral Woman. A woman distinguished by her selflessness and capacity to guide others. Such a woman will leave a deep mark on society through her work to bring about justice, peace, the common good and unity among others.

Woodlands Academy aims to prepare this type of woman. To do this, we follow the Integral Formation educational philosophy of the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi, which strives to develop the whole person.

Integral Formation is a comprehensive method and practice of teaching for developing authentic Catholic leaders in schools worldwide. Based on the Christian view of the person, it focuses on the complete development of the person: intellectual, human, spiritual, and apostolic.

Woodlands Academy offers each student the practical techniques and the academic knowledge that she will need for her personal and professional future. Woodlands aims for personal improvement through a respectful discovery and a progressive development of the skills and talents of each student.


Woodlands Academy opened its doors in 1973 at the “Dal Riada” residence in Dublin. This was Oak International’s first academy for girls.

Wingfield House, where Woodlands is now situated is a restored Queen Anne-style mansion and was built during the 1800s. It is located in County Wicklow, 25 km away from Dublin, at the bottom of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, very close to the renowned Powerscourt Gardens and Golf course.The property’s expansive lawns, elegant gardens and natural pond, provide Woodlands Academy’s students with exceptionally beautiful surroundings.


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