Oakwood Preschool through High School Educators have been resilience personified. They quickly organized classrooms within their homes and adapted their teaching styles to fit the new Oakwood Zoom Class platform, learning new technology and applications along the way. They understand that learning online can be challenging and have worked to present the information clearly, giving students the tools and knowledge needed so they can be successful during their independent learning time. Upper School faculty are even using zoom technology in their classes to provide breakout discussion groups.
Can you picture your child at Oakwood?
The Admissions Office is here to help you answer that very important question. Whether your student is starting school for the very first time, or looking for a college-prep high school, you want the fit to be just right. We applaud you as parents for taking the time to explore your school options and we will partner with you to help you understand the value of an Oakwood education. Your child is your biggest and most important investment. We think you’ll be thrilled to see how life-changing this environment will be for your child.
Selecting the right school is an important process, and Oakwood is committed to making your family’s experience as personal as possible. The application process is all about finding the right fit. To help all of us make this determination, we have designed an application process that is informative and comprehensive.
Our admission application is completed online and is required for all new, incoming students. Admissions steps are specific to each grade level, and are outlined in the Application Overview sections.
The best way to learn more about Oakwood is by visiting an Open House event with your family, or attending a parent campus tour during the school day. Elementary and upper school students have the opportunity to visit the campus and shadow with a current Oakwood student. Families can also attend one of our many drama performances or athletic events.
If you would like more information about Oakwood before applying, you can request an information packet by filling out our Request Info form, by calling the admission office at 408-782-7177 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, March 18, all Oakwood students, preschool through high school seniors, powered up their devices and joined teachers and peers online for the first day of Oakwood Zoom classes. Our passionate faculty and support staff have worked furiously behind the scenes to transform and organize the current curriculum to facilitate an "Oakwood away from Oakwood" education. This time of unease has tested the resilience of our community. We have all responded quickly to ensure that our students are now back to learning from their teachers and engaging with their peers.
The South Valley Science and Engineering Fair took place on February 8-9, at Christopher High School, in Gilroy. In addition to the eighteen Oakwood students that received top awards in the competition, sweeping all categories in the High School division, Oakwood School won the Best School award! Read more to view winners list.
On Monday, November 18, Oakwood School's newest campus addition, the Athletic Center, officially opened with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and All-School Spirit Rally! Michelle Helvey greeted the eager community in the Athletic Center Quad to cut the ribbon for another jewel of our campus. Students, staff, and guests proceeded inside and marveled at the size of the new gymnasium before making their way to their class' assigned seating areas. Athletic Director Kort Jensen welcomed the crowd, and explained to them that this newest facility is so much more than a gym, but a true athletic center where they will enjoy locker rooms, team rooms for game strategy, weight and cardio rooms, and a concessions stand! Oakwood's new mascot finally made its debut and Mrs. Helvey announced its name--Thunder! Kort Jensen then asked all middle and high school athletes for the 2019-2020 school year to please stand in the bleachers for our community to honor them and their hard work and dedication to their various sports! Students were able to participate in a shoot-around on the court with thunderous cheers from the entire student body and our new Mascot! High school student-athletes then led students from kindergarten through 12th Grade on tours of the facility, pointing out the various spaces and answering questions from inquisitive minds. The morning ended with high fives and hugs from Thunder and each student taking home a brand new Oakwood Hawks pennant flag!
Each year Oakwood families participate in a uniform exchange program. This year our uniform exchange coordinator, Wendy Sue Kissa, sent many of the extra Oakwood uniforms to Honduras to share with some very deserving students. Thank you, Mrs. Kissa, for facilitating this admirable project!
There is no better investment than surrounding my children with great people who truly want them to succeed in all areas of their life. The best part is watching them achieve that success. Thank you Oakwood!Oakwood Parent
At Oakwood I feel my children are safe and part of community that cares for one another.Oakwood Parent
I appreciate that one of the benefits of Oakwood is the overall lack of distraction to learning. That is a real benefit and allows the students to achieve their best.