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.
Oakwood third grade students learned about the "White Table" tradition of setting a small table with a white cloth and one chair in a common dining area to honor our veterans – especially MIAs and POWs – to remind us of their sacrifices and the impact on their families. They respectfully set a "white table" on campus today to serve as a visual reminder to our student body. Students were invited to add the name and photo of a military family or friend who has served, or is presently serving, to their display. To learn more about this tradition and the meaning of each item on the table, you can visit the website of Margot Raven, author of children's book, America's White Table, which Oakwood third grade students read in class.
Dia de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead – is a holiday celebrated on November 2nd throughout Latin America. Day of the Dead altars, also known as ofrendas (offerings), are constructed and adorned to remember, honor and please the dead, and are a central symbol of the Dia de los Muertos in Mexico. Seňora Alvarez's Spanish 2, 3 and 4 classes created an altar and learned all about the symbolism of each item displayed. Students had the opportunity to honor a deceased loved one and a Hispanic celebrity by placing their photo on the altar and sharing a little about them with the class.
Oakwood seventh grade students recently spent three days on Catalina Island. The trip was hosted by the Catalina Environmental Leadership Program and offered students the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Chanel Islands and to apply the many concepts covered throughout their science curriculum. The unique ecosystems that surround the island made for ideal hands-on learning for our students.
Oakwood fourth and fifth grade students celebrated the Middle Ages and Renaissance time periods with a day full of hands-on, enriching, and educational activities. Students, faculty, and parent volunteers donned period-specific attire from elaborate gowns to pirate and knight costumes. Games and activities included archery, Shakespeare recitations, and jousting. Students learned all about falconry and were able to see and interact with falcons and owls. A medieval weaponry expert held demonstrations and students were able to handle weaponry and even try on some knight's armor. A guest speaker talked to them about how children lived in that time period and how they got their food and clothing. After a grand feast, the celebration concluded with a May Pole Dance by our very own fourth grade students and recorder performance by our incredible fifth graders. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event possible.
The original design and artwork of Oakwood High School freshman, Noah Chin, was selected by a committee comprised of members from the Library, Culture, and Arts Commission (LCAC), the City of Morgan Hill City Council, and Leadership Morgan Hill for the "Art and Inspiration" project. The project aims to beautify existing cityscape and encourage community pride, by using utility boxes and transforming them into inspiring works of art. Noah's creative and impressive artwork titled, "What You Think You Become," can be seen on the corner of Hale Avenue & Llagas Road and will be a long-term installation of Morgan Hill. Drive by and check it out! Congratulations and thank you for sharing your talent to beautify and inspire our town, Noah.
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.