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Elementary

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

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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Lower School Students Receive September Character Awards

Students received recognition today for exemplifying the words of the month for September – "Bucket Filling". Bucket filling encourages positive behavior by using the concept of an invisible bucket to show children how easy it is to fill our friends' and families' buckets with kindness, appreciation, and love.

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Elementary Art Classes Celebrate The Power and Potential of Creativity

Elementary art classes celebrated International Dot Day on September 15, along with more than ten million people from 169 countries! Classes read the book that inspired the event, "The Dot," by Peter H. Reynolds in which a caring teacher dares a doubting student to be brave enough to "make her mark." Watch our Hawks preparing to make their big mark in the world in the slideshow by following the "Read More" link.

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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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