Where learning is more intentional


Can you picture your child at Oakwood?

The Admissions Office is here to help you answer that very important question. Whether your student is starting school for the very first time, or looking for a college-prep high school, you want the fit to be just right. We applaud you as parents for taking the time to explore your school options and we will partner with you to help you understand the value of an Oakwood education. Your child is your biggest and most important investment. We think you’ll be thrilled to see how life-changing this environment will be for your child.

We're here to help. If you have questions along the way, please use the Request Info form or call us at 408-782-7177 x204.

Choosing an Independent School

If you are new to choosing an independent school, we invite you use the “Request Info” feature to request the “Just for Parents” brochure that provides a quick overview of the benefits of an independent school. Oakwood is a private, independent school, not affiliated with any particular religion, that offers a rich academic experience for preschool through 12th grade. You can read more about our history. While Oakwood School’s beautiful, 25 acre campus is expanding in exciting ways, our 490 students love that Oakwood still feels like “home”.

Recent News

Oakwood Fourth and Fifth Graders Step Back in Time For a Medieval/Renaissance Celebration

Oakwood fourth and fifth grade students celebrated the Middle Ages and Renaissance time periods with a day full of hands-on, enriching and educational activities. Students, faculty and parent volunteers donned period-specific attire from elaborate gowns to pirate and knight costumes. Activities included juggling, jousting, painting frescoes, and archery, among others. Students learned all about falconry and were able to see a falcon and a red-tailed hawk in all of their splendor. A medieval weaponry expert held demonstrations and students were able handle weaponry and even try on some knight's armor. After a grand feast, the celebration concluded with a May Pole Dance by our very own fourth grade students and recorder performance by our incredible fifth graders. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event possible.

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Oakwood Linguistics Students Inspired by Experts at the Middlebury Institute

Oakwood High School Linguistics students spent the day in Monterey meeting with several individuals at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Soon after arriving, the group sat down with Lama Ranjous, a graduate student in International Policy and Development program, to discuss the role of language and cultural competence in her work and studies. The group also met with Thor Sawin, a professor of teaching English and second languages. They wrapped up the day with a Q&A session with Holly Mikkelson, a professor of Translation and Interpretation. Everyone who attended went home that evening inspired by the words of the individuals at the Middlebury Institute.

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Oakwood Fifth Graders Cheer for Record Breaking JV Girls Volleyball Team from the Hawk's Nest

Cheered on by the enthusiastic fifth grade class, the high school JV Girls' Volleyball Team continued their drive to a record breaking season! They defeated PCS in straight sets. The fifth graders were invited to attend the game as special guests. They each received an invitation, were treated to a pizza party and participated in a meet and greet with the team before the game. Then they were given spirit items to use to cheer at the game and were seated in the coveted "Hawk's Nest" cheering section.

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There is no better investment than surrounding my children with great people who truly want them to succeed in all areas of their life. The best part is watching them achieve that success. Thank you Oakwood!

Oakwood Parent

At Oakwood I feel my children are safe and part of community that cares for one another.

Oakwood Parent

I appreciate that one of the benefits of Oakwood is the overall lack of distraction to learning. That is a real benefit and allows the students to achieve their best.