Woodrose, which is the very first school established by Parents for Education Foundation (PAREF), is a non-stock non-profit organization with the aim to provide high academic standards supported by intensive character formation rooted in Christian values. It started operations in a large, two-storey house located at the corner of 4th and Gilmore Streets in New Manila, Quezon City in June of 1977. Initially, it had 76 students ranging from Grades 1 to 5, with Luisa Lorenzo as its first School Directress. A higher level was added each school year until the first senior class in high school graduated in 1984.
In 1981, the school transferred to its present permanent location on Acacia Ave. Ext., Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City, following the donation to PAREF of a two-hectare lot from Ayala Corporation made possible by Enrique Jacobo Emilio Olgado Zobel.
Over the years, Woodrose has gained recognition as one of the best private schools for girls in the country. It has garnered numerous awards in inter-school competitions for debate, writing, math, art, music, and sports. Many alumnae have shown academic prominence as well as competence in their chosen professions. Moreover, they have exercised concern for the social and moral welfare of various sectors in society through outreach activities and other socially oriented projects.
Woodrose School is recognized and approved by the Department of Education (DepEd). In 2002, the school was named a Center of Excellence in Sports and the Arts by the City Government of Muntinlupa. Woodrose obtained its full accreditation status from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) in May 2006 and was re-accredited in 2010 and 2016.