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Woodside Priory School


Picture of Woodside Priory School 2020 Green Ribbon Schools award selectee

Woodside Priory School is a private and independent college preparatory school serving 6th- to12th-grade day and boarding students in Portola Valley. The school’s mission is centered on the ideals of lifelong learning and stewardship. Sustainability efforts at Priory started in 2009 with a student-formed Sustainability Club and have today grown to include a Sustainability Director to acknowledge the multidimensional aspects of school sustainability. Priory uses a codified approach to integrate sustainability themes throughout the school’s curriculum and within their eight sustainability-related courses. Priory’s 9,000 square-foot Franklin Garden is a demonstration garden that supplies the school kitchen with a daily harvest of fruits and vegetables. The school has instituted a large-scale composting program with a waste diversion rate of 75 percent, and each month diverts an estimated 450 pounds of food waste from landfills.

Completed Application External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) for Woodside Priory School.

Questions:   California Green Ribbon Schools | GREENRIBBONSCHOOLS@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-2470
Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 15, 2021