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High School

She’s always wanted more than the textbook version of history. At Oakwood, her history teacher gives the class excerpts from Columbus’ diaries. Now she’s making a video dramatizing the explorer’s first contact with the native people of the Americas—thinking through both sides of this world-changing encounter. At Oakwood, our teachers can lead your student’s curiosity as far as it can go—because they’re all experts in their chosen fields. They teach what they love, and only what they love. And when students learn from educators who are teaching their passion, they can’t help catching the enthusiasm.

And where will her Oakwood education take her? Wherever she chooses.

Oakwood High School provides Morgan Hill and neighboring communities a local, private, independent high school. Growing from roots that run nearly fifty years deep, Oakwood is led by a family in its third generation of running successful private schools. Starting in ninth grade, our individualized, intentional college counseling process fully supports your student as she defines, pursues, and reaches her higher educational goals. It’s no wonder our students regularly score in the top percentiles on their college entrance exams, go on to attend some of the finest colleges and universities in the nation, and continue to learn and lead for a lifetime.

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 High School News

Patriotism and Veterans Honored Throughout Annual Freedom Festival

The Oakwood gym was filled with song and dance today during the Freedom Festival. Our Oakwood community enjoyed this school-wide celebration of patriotism. Students honored our country and our veterans with grade-level presentations, which included patriotic songs and videos produced by students. Veterans and members of the military had special VIP seating and were honored with a song sung especially for them by our 5th grade students, "American Heroes."

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Oakwood Varsity Basketball Teams Are League Champs & Headed to CCS

Congratulations to the Oakwood High School Girls' and Boys' Varsity Basketball teams, as they each captured their league championships and qualified for the CCS playoffs! Everyone on the teams played excellent basketball and contributed to these wins and championship. A huge thank you to all the faculty, families and students who came out in support!

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Oakwood Students Shine at Junior Theater Festival

A group of Oakwood Middle and High School performing arts students participated in the Junior Theater Festival (JTF), February 8-10, 2019 in Sacramento, taking home a trophy for Excellence in Dance. Sophomore Konark Vinod and 8th Grader Tegan Leong were also selected as all-stars for a special performance, in which Konark had a terrific solo. Click "Read more" below to here details about their experience at JTF.

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Jazz Ensemble Receives Highest Rating Achievable At First California Music Educators Festival

On Saturday, February 2nd Jazz Ensemble students from Oakwood participated in the California Music Educators Association Bay Section Jazz Festival at Gunn High School in Palo Alto. They were awarded Universal Superior, which is the highest rating achievable! This event is designed to evaluate a group's overall performance quality and to motivate group and individual achievement. This was the first time an instrumental group from Oakwood has participated in a California Music Educators Festival. We are proud of our Oakwood students for a remarkable first performance at this festival!

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Boys Varsity Soccer Team Win Awards For Top Grades

Congratulations to the High School Varsity Boys Soccer team for being one of the CCS Scholastic Team Award Winners! This award is given to the five varsity teams in our division which have the highest collective GPA for the grading period. Other winners included: Crystal Springs, Harker School, Priory School and Sacred Heart Prep. Awards will be presented at the upcoming CCS Championships on February 22nd at 7:30 in the Stevens Stadium at Santa Clara University. We are proud of our students who balance academic and sports excellence!

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Oakwood Students Triumph at Multiple Community Speech Competitions

Oakwood Students have been triumphant at local speech competitions, showing that we do truly foster a culture of jubilant self-expression, helping students blossom into dynamic, self-confident communicators. Junior Sofia Ruster won the AAUW Morgan Hill Branch Speech Trek Contest. The topic was: "How can we–students, parents, faculty, our communities, and organizations such as AAUW–eliminate violence aimed at our schools? What actions can we take to prevent another tragedy from taking place?" Sophomore Lili Jaquet took first place and Junior Shria Bulusu earned second place in the Morgan Hill Rotary Club Speech Competition. The topic was "He who serves best profits the most." Click "Read More" for the details of each contest.

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AP Spanish Class Broadens Their Cultural Horizons

The Oakwood High School AP Spanish class took a field trip with Doña Alvarez to Mission San Juan Bautista to see a performance of la Virgen del Tepeyak in Spanish. The musical presents the story of Juan Diego and the origin of the Virgin of Gudalupe. Through this story, Spanish students were able to see the mix of Aztec and Catholic traditions. Witnessing the music, costumes, and dance was especially powerful in the setting inside the walls of Mission San Juan Bautista, which was built in 1797. It was a bright and colorful experience that enriched their lives and helped to build their Spanish vocabulary and knowledge of the culture.

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Oakwood Lady Hawks Open Up 2018 Varsity Volleyball Season

On Saturday the girls' varsity volleyball team competed in the St. Francis tournament in Watsonville. They started the day with a thrilling three-set win over Anzar. After advancing to the top bracket on a tiebreaker, they rallied in their final match for a dramatic win over Trinity taking 3rd place. All 11 active players contributed in playing fast, intense, high-level volleyball. Special kudos to Chandler Buciak and Grace Chapman for their consistent passing and powerful attacks, and to Georgia Braun-Rudin for her relentless hustle and energy. If you haven't seen this amazing team play, come cheer them on as they take on Trinity once again this Thursday at 6:30pm in the Oakwood Gym. Click here to view their schedule for the season.

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My daughter's going to Cal Poly. She got so many scholarships and grants that she's going to go there cheaper than San Jose State. It's amazing that she got in. It's amazing that she had such a stellar education. It's amazing that she got free money. And I attribute it to this school and the staff and the focus that they give our kids.

Oakwood Parent

My son has been a student at Oakwood since kindergarten. He is graduating from Oakwood HS next month. Oakwood is absolutely the best school in this area - maybe in the whole county. It has been worth every penny. I can't say enough good things about the school, staff, faculty, facility, owners. Oakwood is exceptional in every way.

Oakwood Parent

Oakwood provides me with much more opportunity to participate than I would get at a larger school. It amazes me that I can be on the soccer team, the tennis team, Student Council, Speech and Debate, Model UN, a service club and in a play all in the same year.

Oakwood Student

The teachers are so dedicated at a personal level that you will not find anywhere. That is so important, because going into college admissions you need those references, and these teachers know these kids.

Oakwood Parent

College & University Acceptences

Here is a partial list of where some of our graduates have been accepted:
Visit our College & University Acceptances webpage for a more complete list.