Ethos & Vision


Woodland Star International School’s mantra is “ad astra per aspera,” meaning “through hardships to the stars.” Located in the complex dynamics of a developing country, we recognize the great challenges that the world faces today. As a school, we have an incredible opportunity to empower children to see, to think, and to become. Woodland Star is a place of stability and mindful transformation, enabling children to reach beyond the limitations constructed around them. Through avant-garde education, exploration of identity, and a strong environmental focus, we offer a holistic experience that teaches children to discover their passions, analyze society, and value connectedness. Ultimately, we want to teach children how to take actions that lead to a better world through overcoming their own unique challenges – growing, through hardship, towards the stars.


Woodland Star’s vision is to develop lifelong learners who will live meaningful lives in a complex and changing world.