North Woods
International School
2541 Sablewood Rd | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | Phone: 608-789-7000 | Fax: 608-789-7010

Welcome to North Woods International School

International Baccalaureate Elementary

North Woods International School is part of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for the International Baccalaureate organization. The goal is to develop lifelong learners who thrive and make a difference. The PYP marks the start of a lifelong journey. It develops caring and culturally aware children aged 4 – 12 to become active participants in their own learning. The PYP curriculum framework begins with the premise that students are agents of their own learning and partners in the learning process. It prioritizes people and their relationships to build a strong learning community.

PYP students use their initiative to take responsibility and ownership of their learning.  By learning through inquiry and reflecting on their own learning, PYP students develop knowledge, conceptual understandings, skills, and the attributes of the IB Learner profile to make a difference in their own lives, their communities, and beyond. (International Baccalaureate website)


Garrett Fischer, Principal ( 608-789-6400


Tim Hanson, School Social Worker ( 608-789-6420


Sara DePaolo, North Woods International Baccalaureate Coordinator ( 608-789-6415


Mia Strong, Administrative Assistant,, 608-789-6401


Geri Patschull, Administrative Assistant (Part-time),, 608-789-7000


Attendance can also be reported to

School Hours: 8:35 am – 3:15 pm

Student Drop Off: 8:10 – 8:35 am

Technology Help Desk

Call: 608-789-8811 Option 8

School Nutrition Service

Call: 608-789-7625

Virtual Backpack is where you'll find information for community events such as Boy Scouts, Public Library, Girl Scouts and more!

Upcoming Events!

April 16th– Global Arts Night Kindergarten and 1st grade
April 19th-No School- Staff Development Day
April 23rd– Global Arts Night 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade
April 30th– Global Arts Night 4th Grade and 5th Grade
May 4th– Honor Flight Concert 3rd,4th, & 5th Grade -6:30AM
May 17th: Family Fun Fest
May 27th: Memorial Day- No School
May 30th: Outdoor Funday
June 5th: Last Day of School-Half Day

Busing Information

GoRiteway Transportation: 608-881-6370

The links below are currently closed, all busing requests must be made via phone call.

4K (Preschool) Registration