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Middle School

He has a lot to say, and he’s learning how to say it. Whether shy or bold, introverted or extroverted, spontaneous or methodical— Oakwood students graduate with the confidence and knowledge to project their voices thoughtfully from any stage.

Here, performing doesn’t mean pretending to be someone else. It means becoming your best self, and learning how to share that self with others.

That’s why we give all our students plenty of opportunities to perform in public—giving presentations in class, playing characters, singing, and dancing. It doesn’t happen all at once, but it does happen: Students begin to speak more clearly, listen more attentively, and challenge their own boundaries. Before you know it, your child is delivering a Shakespearean soliloquy in front of the school or becoming a standout on the debate team.

And, whatever the context, he’s communicating intelligently and respectfully—the key to success in any college, any career, any relationship.

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 Upper 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 Middle School News

Oakwood Middle School Students Recognized for Acceptance and Open-Mindedness

A group of outstanding Oakwood middle school students were honored during BOOST for embodying the Word of the Month – Acceptance and Open-Mindedness. They were presented with certificates and treated to sparking cider and a continental breakfast. The Middle School Council chose the following quote from Tracee Ellis Ross to include on the certificates: "As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear." What a fitting quote for this group of students. Congratulations to Avery M., Ming Lu C., Brandon B., Matthew S., Aaliya J., Mikaela M., Ellice R. and Rema A.

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Oakwood Middle School Students Master Robotics Through Bot Battle

Middle school robotics students wrapped up the trimester with a bot battle. Students designed, built, and programmed LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots with both offensive and defensive capabilities.The goal was to stay within the battleground and push/knock off the other bots. They used color sensors, touch sensors, and ultrasonic sensors and programmed appropriate motions on their bots. The video shows a snippet of the battle and you can hear the excitement of the students in the background.

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Students Wrap Up the Trip of a Lifetime

On the tail end of the adventure they visited the FDR Memorial in D.C. as well as Mt Vernon – home of our first President and founding father – George Washington! Their stop in New York included a visit to Central Park where they viewed the Dakota Building, home of John Lennon, and Strawberry Fields. This was a culturally rich and engaging learning experience for our students. Welcome back 8th graders! We can't wait to hear more about your adventures.

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Despite having just moved to a neighborhood with an “All 10” rated public school, our son was not being challenged academically and also came to feel unsafe while at school. I can’t begin to say enough about the dedication and quality of the teachers and administrators at Oakwood. The safety and support of the school is a value you can clearly see in every Oakwood teacher, student and alum. I do believe that Oakwood has been pivotal in getting our son’s education back on track, not just for high school, but in preparation for college and beyond.

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My son is most interested in being able to take the classes that he wants and in being with a group of serious, like-minded people, who want to get ahead. I love the motivated peer group and family at Oakwood. They are all concerned with education. The peer pressure that he has is all good.

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Oakwood has been the best educational decision we have made. We love the environment, the teachers, the structure and how the students interact with each other. Our daughter has thrived in this atmosphere.

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Our daughters were welcomed into the Oakwood community like a family member returning from a journey. They have made wonderful friends and love their school!

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