Woodlands Academy is run independently by our Board of Trustees, but is guided by and responsible for the implementation of the educational mission outlined in the Goals and Criteria, which capture the principles of Catholic education permeated by Saint Madeleine Sophie’s charism and the spirit of the Society of the Sacred Heart. The school is part of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, an association of Catholic independent schools and the United States - Canada Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart. The purpose of the Network it to advance the educational mission of the Society. The Network of Sacred Heart Schools, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit corporation and is governed by an executive committee that includes the provincial of the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States - Canada, the Director of Network Program Planning and the Head of the Conference of Sacred Heart Education. The members of the executive committee are present or former heads of school and present or former trustees of Network schools.