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Admissions

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 admissions@oakwoodway.org.

Admissions Quick Links

Visit the Admissions Process and Important Dates pages. Now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year!


Admissions Staff

We're here to help. If you have questions along the way, please feel free to contact us.


Martha Donovan
Director of Admissions
408-782-7177 x204
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Brenda Black
Enrollment Manager
408-782-7177
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Lisa King
Admissions Assistant
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Summer@Oakwood Campers Interact with & Learn About a Variety of Animals

Campers in the Summer@Oakwood program had the opportunity to interact with and learn about a variety of animals during camp last week. Each day different guest animals were brought to Oakwood. The students met a pig, goat, French lop rabbit, chinchilla, ball python snake, and some chickens. With each visit a guest speaker educated the children about the animal's particular needs, proper care, and a few fun facts. Campers enthusiastically asked questions as they petted and held these exciting creatures and also shared experiences with their own pets.

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During Oakwood's week-long Artapalooza Camp, students explored many different mediums of art. They created personalized ceramic mugs, and many of the campers opted for an animal theme. They spent time over a few days creating pillows by tie-dying cloth, stamping designs, and sewing them by hand. The campers also created Japanese marbled paper, designed dragon eyes from clay, tackled drawing experiments, and undertook other mediums as time allowed.This camp was an incredible experience for the students enabling them to test their creativity during each project. The final art pieces displayed the unique individuality of these young artists.

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Aiden Huang plays Violin at Carnegie Hall by invitation of American Protégé

Aiden Huang, an Oakwood High School student, had the incredible opportunity to play his violin at Carnegie Hall in New York City this past May at the International Piano and String Competition 2019 Winner Recital. Aiden was invited to play by American Protégé after being chosen as an Honorable Mention Winner for the Junior category of the competition. He decided to perform "The Boy Paganini" by Mollenhauer. Aiden has participated in the San Jose Youth Symphony for the past six years. He enjoys playing violin in the orchestra setting; however, after watching his sister perform at Carnegie Hall last summer, Aiden was inspired to see if he was capable of playing solo; therefore he entered this year's competition. It was an exhilarating moment for Aiden, especially after seeing many great musicians perform on the stage. During the Winner Recital, musicians needed to deliver their performance successfully to receive the award. It was indeed a fantastic experience for Aiden. He not only was allowed to travel to New York City and play on the iconic stage but also met new friends who are also very talented violinists.


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8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

On Thursday, May 30th, the Oakwood community, family, and friends came to witness the Oakwood Middle School Promotion Ceremony. The Harmonettes performed "Over the Rainbow" and students Jillian Bogosian, Wyatt Goldman, Emily Prunicki and Colby Mossman all gave heartfelt speeches. We are so proud of the 8th grade class and look forward to watching them grow and blossom even more during their high school years. Congratulations!

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Oakwood High School Class of 2019 Commencement

Oakwood families and friends gathered on Wednesday, May 29th, to celebrate the accomplishments of the senior class, and watch them as they progress from high school students into graduates. Highlights of the event were the national anthem sang by Jade Bautista and Brooke Murphy and the speeches given by Head of School Michelle Helvey, Senior Advisor Dr. Wilson, Seniors Jeb Goldman, Grace Chapman, Collin Moosman, and Nikhita Gopisetty and Principal Crone. We are incredibly proud of our graduating class for their hard work at Oakwood and the legacy they leave behind. We are confident that they leave Oakwood ready to face the future with boldness, but hope they return as Alumni to share their future successes! A special thank you to the Graduation Committee volunteers!

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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!

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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.