Middle School

She has a lot to say, and she’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, she’s communicating intelligently and respectfully—the key to success in any college, any career, any relationship.

 Upper School Brochure

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