At a Glance


Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancED awarded in 2007; re-accredited 2012 and 2017


40 teachers
100% of full time faculty have bachelor's degrees
45% of lead teachers with
advanced degrees
15 years average teaching
1 college placement director/counselor
1 curriculum specialist


    1. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
    2. North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS)
    3. Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
    4. AdvancED
    5. Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
    6. North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA)
    7. Independent School Management (ISM)
    8. Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
    9. Student and Exchange Visitors Program/Immigration
    10. Customs Enforcement (I-20 SEVIS)

The Oakwood School is an independent, non-sectarian, college preparatory school for grades Pre-K-12 that seeks to prepare its students to live productively in our 21st century global society.

Our faculty provides authentic, inquiry-based learning experiences and facilitates engaging, interactive, student-centered learning. 21st century learning skills form the foundation of the programs in all disciplines: critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, agility and adaptability, effective oral and written communication, initiative and entrepreneurialism, assessing and analyzing information, and curiosity and imagination. Technology is integrated into the curriculum and the learning process. Students employ a comprehensive set of digital applications and tools to create, communicate, collaborate, and demonstrate their growing understanding of the world around them. Oakwood graduates students who are self-directed, lifelong learners, and responsible global citizens.

Our Campus

Expansive 41-acre campus consisting of 37 classrooms, 5 science labs, 2 art rooms, media centers, stage, gymnasium, and a weight room. Outdoor facilities include a micro farm, 3 playground areas, soccer, baseball, tennis courts and softball fields.