Lower School Curriculum
We uphold our mission of the school community by including experimental education throughout the school year. Local day field trips or on-site hands-on learning experiences are planned to enhance student learning and to develop a sense of community and independence in our students. Greenville and eastern North Carolina provide abundant opportunities for trips including the ECU Arts Smart program, local museums, and other sites. The Lower School Science program frequently incorporates local experts, often from East Carolina University, such as paleontologists and marine biologists to enhance the learning in the classroom, Lower School science lab and OASES micro-farm. The experiences vary each year to build excitement about learning in multiple facets through the use of the curriculum.
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 Lower 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.