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Yesterday he told you The Lorax book is better than the movie. Today he followed a butterfly to see which flowers it liked best. No doubt about it—he’s sharp, and he’s inquisitive. He already loves learning—and you want him to keep loving it, with the same fresh delight, all his life.

At Oakwood we celebrate his incisiveness and his spontaneity. But we also want him to be as open to learning at sixty as he was at six.

That’s why we expect even our youngest children to master core skills in reading, writing, and math. Our curriculum works to make this core knowledge automatic, giving your child the intellectual stamina to forge ahead. But our teachers present that curriculum through their own inventive methods, inspiring your child to roam the byways of his creativity. In this open yet strengthening environment, he grows into a nimble, joyful, persistent thinker, who’s ready to take on any challenge.

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 Elementary News

Budding Entrepreneurs Put Their Creative and Persuasive Skills to Action

Oakwood 5th graders each wrote a persuasive essay about their own original idea for the next big thing.The young inventors then worked in groups to create business presentations to pitch some of the ideas to our very own Oakwood Sharks.The inventions included the Self-Pot, Hydro-Electric Vehicle engine, Take Me On a Ride, Underwater Electric Scooter, Echo Collar and Pocket Power Pies. Using a variety of delivery methods, from prototypes, to filmed commercials, the students did a marvelous job convincing the sharks that their project was the next big thing.

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5th Graders Immerse Themselves In Japanese Culture

After learning about ancient Japan, Oakwood 5th graders had the honor of having Hayden O.'s grandfather and parents as guest speakers. They heard what they learned in recent weeks come alive as Hayden's grandfather shared his experiences growing up in Japan. They even learned how to make delicious sushi!

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Connecting with Nature

Oakwood first graders visited Natural Bridges State Beach for tide pool exploration and a nature hike. They viewed sea stars, urchins, crabs and many more extraordinary creatures in this fascinating ecosystem. It was a perfect day to for a walk along among the tide pools.

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Creating Masterpieces Through Collaboration

During art class Oakwood third graders learned about three-dimensional forms and drawing more realistically in space. They worked collaboratively to carefully consider how to stack forms and place them correctly according to the light source. Their work of art evolved into what appears to be a 3-headed, cyclops robot!

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Our children are part of an invigorating educational program at Oakwood, which allows each of them to use their strengths and confidently conquer their challenges.

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Oakwood is a place where dedicated people instill values, leadership and pride into children while giving them a top notch education.

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I love how my children are thriving at Oakwood and how the teachers and staff are always there for them.

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