The academic program is geared towards "imparting a broad humanistic and cultural formation and encouraging the practice of human virtues towards the development of personal maturity, leading each person to achieve perfection in her work according to her ability." (PAREF Statement of Principles)
Thus there is an emphasis on the liberal arts, without neglecting the sciences, sports and other student interests.
Woodrose provides integrated education through a balanced program of intellectual, moral, social, spiritual and physical development. Students are given opportunities for analytical and critical thinking, which foster personal integrity and excellence in all aspects of their lives.
Ultimately our students should achieve the fullest development of their human potentialities and of their unique talents by broadening their reflective powers so that they may lead a rich and effective life committed to the pursuit of truth and to the responsible use of freedom for a better world.
The Grade School is a nurturing learning community with programs that stimulate the interest of young minds. Woodrose follows a standards-based curriculum where subjects are taught in parallel disciplines.
The Mathematics program adopts the Singapore Mathematics curriculum, pedagogical approach and methodology (Singapore students are No.1 in a worldwide study of student achievements for both Math and Science). It uses Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach and the modeling method, both of which are designed to help students develop a good understanding of mathematical concepts. Moreover, the Model-Drawing approach equips students with efficient problem solving strategies.
The Science curriculum is a balance between content and process with focus on problem solving and investigations. The scope and sequence is a product of benchmarking with top curriculum standards (e.g. Singapore, California and Massachusetts). It uses varied types of assessment, that are skill-based, and tap higher order thinking skills.
The Reading Program supports quality-reading instruction and focuses at systematically developing the reading comprehension skills of the students and fostering in them a love for reading.
Through the Religion Program students understand the basic teachings of the Catholic Church. The approach is both experiential and practical, hence the students realize that religion is not mere theory but is a personal encounter with Christ.
High School students are encouraged to be protagonists of their own learning and are trained to be highly analytical and critical in thinking skills. Most importantly, positive values and desirable attitudes are integrated in the concepts developed in the learning process.
The Science curriculum is geared towards developing in students a proficiency in experimental and analytical methods used in sciences, helping the students gain an understanding and appreciation of nature. Learning science involves the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity.
The Mathematics curriculum enhances the computational and analytical skills needed by the students in their everyday lives and to use such knowledge for the common good. Learning mathematics involves observing, representing, reasoning, investigating, analytical thinking and keenness in discovering relationships and patterns to attain proficiency in mathematical concepts. The students are trained to become good problem solvers and decision makers and to be interested in solving challenging problems beyond the given course content.
The English program includes selections from classical, traditional, and modern literature. The program also includes courses in writing, in speaking, and in grammar. Its thrust is to produce individuals who are sensitive and perceptive to human experience and human ideas, who communicate effectively, and who acquire values relevant in the formation of character and in their dealings with others.
The Philosophy and Theology programs act as links between the students’ faith and life – their way of thinking and living. The aim of the Philosophy program is the practical application of philosophical notions in daily life such as the dignity of the human person, freedom and responsibility, principle of causality, and change. Students are taught skills of analysis and evaluation in understanding trends and issues related to man's origin, faith and science. The Theology program focuses on the purpose of Christian life and the means to live a personal relationship with God and consequently, love for others, in one's daily occupations.
Included in the curriculum are physical education, home economics, history, music and the arts. Electives are offered to graduating students to enhance their knowledge and skills specific to their preferred college course.
Since the year 2000, Woodrose students consistently place among the local government’s annual search for the Ten Most Outstanding Students of Muntinlupa (MOST). The high school graduates continue on to tertiary level in the top universities in the country and abroad and many pursue graduate and post-graduate studies thereafter.