The Oakwood School is more than a school. It is a community that seeks to develop children who will contribute to the world around them and care about making it a better place. What is experienced and learned outside of the classrooms is often just as important as what our students learn in class.
Teachers, administrators and parents have worked side-by-side to create traditions and a school culture that is rich with opportunities that develop the whole child. Community Service is a large belief of our school starting in PK3 through 12th grade where students can “learn that service to others is one of the deepest satisfactions the human spirit can know.” Multiple clubs help students find their niche, and summer programs for fun and enhanced learning and after-school programs and care will continue to nourish your child after the school day ends. Technology is an important tool for teaching as well as an integral part of the student’s learning application beginning in PK3. Likewise, parents are a crucial piece of the Oakwood experience and are encouraged to participate and be a part of the school helping to shape as well as experience the family environment that Oakwood is known for.
Clubs and Honor Societies
We want our students to reach beyond their academic classrooms to further their character development. To this end, we offer an abundance of extracurricular programs that allow our students to engage with and be mindful of others, to explore interests and passions that exist beyond the classroom, and to develop leadership and collaborative skills through clubs, seminars, academic bees, student government, academic competitions and Olympiads, cross-grade level mentoring programs, and honor societies.
Service is a pillar of The Oakwood School.
Oakwood’s mission clearly states that the School endeavors to teach its students that human beings have an obligation to make the world a better place: The Oakwood School seeks to instill in its students the strength of character, the creativity, and the wisdom to make a difference in the world.
Part of Oakwood’s Philosophy Statement reiterates that our students will learn to value contributing to the world around them: The Oakwood School exists to help our students to learn and to love learning, to value themselves and others, and to become contributing members of ever-larger communities.
Finally, one of Oakwood’s Belief Statements beautifully explains the value of community service: 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.
Our goal is to integrate knowledge and understanding with compassion and social responsibility, while we strive to promote empathy for others through diversity of ideas and experiences. Each division of the School has developed age-appropriate community service programs to nurture in our students a concern for the communities and world at large.
PRESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD
Thank you for stepping up and giving back to others! These acts of service keep our communities strong, connect individuals, and provide critical support to the health and vitality of so many people.
To qualify for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, you need to record service hours for unpaid acts of volunteer service benefiting others. This can include:
- Volunteer hours for which you are NOT PAID or receive any school course credit;
- For special events in the community where you are volunteering and NOT PAID;
- For fundraisers for a non-profit organization (Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, etc);
- for our many service projects through PSA, Fine Arts, Eagle Boosters, or service projects for other school clubs;
- mentoring, tutoring (for which you are not paid),etc.
Contact Director of Development Jessica Jones with questions.
We pride ourselves on technology at Oakwood. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for a rapidly changing global society and technology as an integral part of class instruction and learning in all grades. Our faculty works to incorporate technology as an effective tool while students learn to purposefully collect and analyze information and to use technology to create, communicate, collaborate, and demonstrate their growing understandings of the world around them.