The curriculum introduces programming languages, explores algorithmic thinking, and delves into app development. With a focus on fostering independent thinking and problem-solving, students in the Learn to Code program not only become proficient programmers but also gain insights into the broader applications of coding in our interconnected world. This course serves as a stepping stone for those looking to explore further studies in computer science or related fields.
For students seeking a more advanced and challenging exploration of computer science, our Upper School Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science program offers a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum. Tailored to the needs of grades 9 to 12, this course delves into advanced topics in computer science, preparing students for the intensity of college-level coursework. The program covers key concepts in data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming. Through hands-on projects and problem-solving challenges, students not only deepen their understanding of computer science principles but also develop the analytical and critical thinking skills crucial for success in the rapidly evolving tech industry. This advanced placement course positions students to excel in the field of computer science and opens doors to advanced studies and rewarding careers.
Whether sparking curiosity in Middle School or delving into advanced topics in Upper School, Woodward's Computer Science program nurtures a passion for technology, creativity, and problem-solving that prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of the digital age.