When students attend Woodward Academy, they leave behind the comforts of home and the pampering of mothers and family. When this happens, they are expected to care for themselves in some ways and meet certain expectations of cleanliness and personal hygiene. As boring as it sounds, taking care of personal laundry is a small portion of the tasks that students must attend to on a weekly basis.
Though it doesn't happen often, there are times when students come to WA with no experience of running a washing machine or folding laundry. They are quickly taught how to do these things and learn an important life lesson in the process. Each dorm operates their laundry differently, but most have scheduled days for students with additional machines located on campus. Maintaining a clean dorm, which includes personal wall lockers is all a part of the process. Being neat is an expectation!