Woodville School was founded by Charles and Margaret Cohen in March, 1961. It is situated outside the city of Bariloche on the northern slope of Cerro Otto in the middle of a forest .
The school name, which is most appropriate considering the natural, wooded surroundings, was chosen in honour of a small school in Buenos Aires where the founders began their studies.
As the first bilingual school in Bariloche, Woodville initially also took boarders who came from as far afield as Tierra del Fuego, southern Chile and the "Islas Malvinas" (Falkland Islands).
Woodville began as a Primary School, adding its Kindergarten in 1984 and opening its Secondary School in 1989.