Woodside School is a co-educational, day cum residential school, affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, offering modern facilities of the highest order. The motto being,’ Sapere Audue’ the Latin Phrase, meaning ‘Dare to be wise’ or ‘Dare to know’ encouraging its pupils to see what everyone else has seen but think what no one else has thought.
Woodside school campus was formerly the residence of the Army Commandant of Ooty during the British Raj. Later it was acquired by the Ootacamund Club. The management bought this in the year 1944 and established a school in the year 1991. Our founder, Mr. Balalingiah under whose stewardship a Non Profit Trust runs the school. Under his vision the school has produced socially aware-skilled citizens for the past two decades. The trust provides 100% scholarship every year to the economically backward but potential students.
The school enduring deftness in maintaining a ‘low teacher to student ratio’ has made the school a prominent institution in Ooty. The campus is spread across for 17 acres and the green area is higher than the built up area which is unique to Woodside School, Ooty. The school provides the students the ambient learning environment and the teachers are trained and motivated on the lines of the school’s vision.