A well-rounded and carefully planned curriculum is central to creating lifelong learners. In addition to the primary focus on the core reading, writing and math disciplines, all of our students attend weekly classes in art, Spanish, music, fitness, library and hands-on lab science in our Lower School science lab and Outdoor Agricultural Student Eco-Station (OASES) micro farm. To learn more about how the STEAM in Lower School at Oakwood, please refer to the Lower School Division Coordinator’s letter here.
Students also enjoy recess twice daily, which is an important opportunity for motor development and for social development through free play. Additionally, they are exposed to learning outside the classroom through experiential off-campus field trips and on-campus special presentations. Students also learn about being part of their community through grade specific active participation in service learning projects.
Oakwood faculty, division coordinators, and staff are committed to the success of our students. Our teachers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on most days when not teaching class for individualized assistance as needed and for scheduled meetings with parents. At the beginning of the year, the school hosts a Curriculum Night for the Middle School parents to learn more about the programs and meet the faculty. The school regularly schedules Parent/Teacher Conferences at the end of the first quarter with the parents and core teachers to review progress. If additional support is needed, our teachers work with your child and the school’s Student Support Services. The Curriculum Guide provides more detailed information on the core academic subject areas and co-curriculars for Lower School.