North Woods
International School
N2541 Sablewood Rd | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | Phone: 608-789-7000 | Fax: 608-789-7010

Our School

North Woods International School offers preschool through fifth grade students a strong academic curriculum that integrates global education and international education into daily lessons.  Our curriculum is linked to world events, geography, and world cultures.  Through this program students gain an understanding that all people share common needs and have differences that should be recognized and valued.

Support: Help Sammie the service dog make

a “Pawsitive Influence” at North Woods


This fundraising project will support a school service dog at North Woods. Sammie’s primary focus is the special education program, but she is available for all students in the building. She has already started here at North Woods. She provides a calming effect by her presence in the classroom, and provides comfort without judgment to people, regardless of their backgrounds or abilities. In early interactions, Sammie proved to be able to encourage students in ways that adults could not. Students were motivated to earn “Sammie time” — whether it was to walk down the hallway, or provide 5 minutes of snuggling or sit with a student in the tree house while the student read to Sammie.

Where Your Donation Goes: The fundraising goal is to generate additional funds towards the cost of $15,000 for her training at Retrieving Freedom, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Waverly, Iowa, dedicated to training service dogs to help people.  They worked with Sammie in the spring of 2017 to train her to prepare her for the school setting.

The La Crosse Public Education Foundation provided a $5,000 grant last spring toward the training, and $1,500 has been raised from other school sources and a personal donation, but substantial funds remain to be raised to help Sammie complete her training.

All donations to LPEF are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged via letter. LPEF adds a small surcharge to offset credit card processing fees and related expenses. For more details, go to our About Support-a-School page.

  • If fundraising falls short of the goal, money will be used to fulfill as much of the project as feasible.
  • If fundraising exceeds the goal, the project will be expanded or money will go to a similar purpose at the same school.


Interested in Donating? Follow this link Sammie Donation and click on the donation box!

School Hours:

8:25 – 3:15

Office Hours:

7:30 – 3:30

North Woods Family Game Night!

Wednesday, November 15th 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM!  Come join us and bring your whole family for a Pizza Party and Games thanks to our Title 1 and After School Care Program. Click here for the RSVP form!

Global Strand

Integrating traditions, customs, and cultures from around the globe into the School District of La Crosse’s high quality curriculum

Partial Spanish Immersion Strand

Offering students the School District of La Crosse’s high-quality curriculum in the Spanish language

Can’t remember your Skyward login or password?

Contact the school office at (608)789-7000.

2017 Read-A-Thon Video


In early August, be on the look out for an informational packet regarding the 2017-2018 school year!

Wednesday, August 30: Open House 5:30-7:00 PM at North Woods

Tuesday, September 5: First Day of School!

             Kindergarten-Meet the Teacher! Information to come!

Wednesday, September 6: Kindergarten Classes Begin

Friday September 29: School Picture Day

Friday, October 13: Early Release (Dismissal 1:10 PM)

Monday October 16: No School (Parent-Teacher Conferences)

Monday, October 30: No School (Staff Development)



2017-2018 School Year Calendar

In The News!


Tara Schuttenhelm, 1st Grade Teacher* Herb Kohl Award


2017 Read-A-Thon WKBT WXOW


North Woods Incorporates International Exploration Days  WKBT  WXOW

Spanish Interns Make Positive Impact at North Woods


North Woods Embraces Global Learning

Stories From Around the World


Read-a-thon for Nicaragua


Rose Kulig, Kindergarten Teacher – Award


North Woods Recognizes International Day of Peace


North Woods Students Learn About Oktoberfest WKBT  WXOW


Read for the Record – District Story