At a Glance


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


40 teachers
6 assistant teachers
61% of lead teachers with
advanced degrees
18 years average teaching
10 years average tenure at
The Oakwood School
1 college placement director/counselor
1 media specialist
2 technology specialists
1 psychologist


    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

The 41-acre campus consists of five buildings with 31 classrooms; five science labs; two libraries; two art rooms; music, chorus, band, and strings rooms; weight and locker rooms; performing arts stage; gymnasium; after school childcare space; an Upper School student commons and outdoor gazebo; (OASES) Outdoor Agricultural Student Eco-Station micro-farm; and an outdoor maintenance building. Outdoor facilities include two playground areas; soccer, baseball and softball fields; six tennis courts; and cross country course.