An Oakwood Education


The Oakwood School prepares our students for life, not just for college. To that purpose, we are educational innovators using inquiry-based learning that is crucial in today’s and tomorrow’s world. Our curriculum is a 21st Century education that is hands-on and experiential while teaching the Whole Child in a nurturing environment designed to facilitate the academic, personal, social, and physical growth of each student.


The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) focuses on a 21st Century Education through five key components: critical thinking, creativity, character, collaboration, and communication. From Pre-Kindergarten to rigorous Upper School Honors and Advanced Placement courses, Oakwood teachers implement best practices and developmentally appropriate, research-based methodologies.

The highly qualified teachers who deliver this engaging instruction are the foundation of The Oakwood School and our most valuable asset. Small class sizes allow for individualized attention; our teachers will challenge your student while providing them the support they need.

At The Oakwood School, our teachers and hands-on approach will make your child want to go to school. We firmly believe that our curriculum will instill in our students “the strength of character, the creativity and the wisdom to make a difference in the world."



The Oakwood School is where remarkable begins.


In the last 5 years, there have
been 39 AP Scholars, 12 AP Scholars with Honors, 27 AP Scholars with Distinction and 4 National AP Scholars
totaling 82 Scholars




Award winning participation
in numerous academic competitions such as Model UN, American Mathematics Competitions (AMC),
East Carolina University Math Competitions, Science Olympiad, Shakespeare Competition
among others



In the last 5 graduating
classes totaling 125 students,
there has been
6 National Merit Finalists,
3 National Merit Commended Scholars and 2 National Merit Hispanic Scholars




Consistently sending students to NC Governor’s School and Girls and Boys State summer programs



In 5 years, there have been
568 AP tests taken by 281 students where 68% received a 3 or higher




Off-Campus Education week incorporates studies with hands-on experiences at home and around the world


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