The arts hold a special place at Oakwood, and that history goes back over fifty years. Pinewood School, Oakwood’s sister school in Los Altos, began as an afterschool arts program.
As students learned to see their world from new angles – by performing, singing and dancing on stage, as well as by painting, drawing and sculpting – their performance improved in all areas of their education.
Today, that philosophy shines through more vibrantly than ever. Students from kindergarten through twelfth grade study drama, take part in plays and musicals, and learn a variety of increasingly complex visual arts techniques. The results speak volumes. Our students express themselves confidently, respectfully and vividly, not only with their peers, but with adults. This ability gives them an advantage when they enter college – and for the rest of their lives.