Mission and Values


The Oakwood School seeks to instill in our students the strength of character, the creativity, and the wisdom to make a difference in the world.


We seek to be the school of choice for families who value a 21st century education.


The Oakwood School exists to help its students to learn and to love learning, to value themselves and others, and to become contributing members of ever-larger communities

Belief Statements:

  • We believe in respect, responsibility, and honesty to self and others

  • We believe students become enthusiastic lifelong learners and develop a sense of community in small classes where they are valued and supported by others and where their talents and energy are recognized and enhance the common life

  • We believe that the need to develop positive relationships with others is as basic to human nature as is the need to learn

  • We believe that students come to understand that their growth occurs in the context of others' needs and views; that their own gifts can enrich the lives of others; and that other human beings, however different, have inherent dignity and value

  • We believe that both within and beyond the school walls, students learn that service to others is one of the deepest satisfactions the human spirit can know