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Early Childhood

Your child astonishes you every day. Sometimes you gasp at her maturity, like her ability to remember and use words you’ve just read in her storybook. Other times her innocence brings tears to your eyes. She’s a child—wondrous, exceptional, vulnerable.

At Oakwood, we celebrate this amazing stage of life—we don’t rush it.

We take time to discover and nurture the talents and interests of every student. And we make sure your child feels safe and encouraged to discover herself. Oakwood is the place for her to seek out new experiences—shooting a three-point basket, playing a dragon on stage, asking a burning question, making a new best friend. Here, variety feels exciting. It’s a chance to learn something new, or to work out a solution. The way we see it, we have as much to learn from our children as they do from us. So let’s all learn together, as an extended family of exuberant, thoughtful explorers.

We are Morgan Hill’s independent, non-sectarian, college-preparatory school for students in preschool through grade 12. Our diverse community, thriving on an expansive campus, provides a home for an extended family of learners. Here, we share our unwavering commitment to a more intentional education. To learn more about our educational philosophy, download our Lower School Brochure. The best way for your family to meet our family is to tour our scenic Morgan Hill campus, meet our teachers and students, and observe our learning in action. Our family looks forward to meeting yours.

Recent Early Childhood News

Kindergarten Field Trip Combines Learning and Fun

Oakwood kindergarteners visited Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park for their first field trip of the year. They walked through a corn maze and read about the importance of bees. They enjoyed a hayride through marigold fields as they listened to fun-facts about pumpkins. They also watched a video all about the life cycle of pumpkins. To conclude the trip, students were able to pick a pumpkin from the patch to take home.

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Special Guest in Kindergarten

Mrs. Focaracci visited Kindergarten to teach the children about Peru, her native country. Her visit supported the history curriculum with hands on experience. The children learned a great deal and had a wonderful time checking out artifacts and even enjoyed a small treat. Mrs. Focaracci filled our "Buckets" with her visit to kindergarten!

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Strengthening Community Through Sixth Grade Buddy Program

Oakwood Kindergartners had their first visit with their sixth grade big buddies. Buddies will meet monthly for cool activities and projects. What an exciting time it was for both groups of students, who were getting to know each other in the best way possible - by playing together. Buddies rock!

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The thing that stood out in the Early Childhood program here was that it was developmentally based and not just hardcore academics. It was the musical movement. It was the art. It was looking at the whole child and making sure that every aspect was focused upon throughout their day.

Oakwood Parent

I couldn't trust anybody with my kids more than I trust the folks at Oakwood. It is fantastic.

Oakwood Parent

My son just blossomed here. Blossomed. He started off really shy and you should see him now.

Oakwood Parent

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