International Students

International Student programs develop children who are global citizens. By offering this program, we are helping to expand human perspectives and create world harmony through education.

Admissions

Oakwood School welcomes applications from students outside the United States, and appreciates the diversity that these students bring. In order to ensure the best possible program for these students and their families, Oakwood has partnered with Cambridge Network. The Cambridge Networks’s international student program prepares students for life abroad prior to arriving at Oakwood and continues to provide international students and their families with on-going support throughout the school year.

Housing

Oakwood is proud to partner with Cambridge Network’s (f.n.a. gphomestay) residential program to support the residential needs of our international students.

Cambridge Network specializes in matching international students with committed American host families in the Oakwood community and providing ongoing local support to both students and hosts.

Cambridge Network is recognized as a CSIET-listed organization (Council on Standards for International Educational Travel).




Oakwood News

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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Oakwood Middle School Students Excel At MATHCOUNTS Competition

Saturday, February 9th, Oakwood Mathletes participated in the Coyote Valley Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition. MATHCOUNTS is a national middle school mathematics competition that builds problem-solving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of fun, in-person "bee" style contests. Middle school students Shrihan D., Justin D., Mateo J., Daniel L., Roman M., Josiah M., Aadjot S., Lee S., Ayana W., and Rohan W. outstandingly represented Oakwood. Extra congratulations to the Oakwood mathletes team of Shrihan, Daniel, Lee, and Ayana who qualified to move on to the Northern California State competition next month. This is a first for Oakwood!

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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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Oakwood Winter Athletes Honored at Senior Night

Last night, Oakwood honored the senior winter athletes in soccer, basketball and on the dance team. The Oakwood community came together to watch the Girls Soccer and Boys Basketball games and during half time of the Boys Varsity Basketball game the awards presentation took place. The coaches celebrated the incredible accomplishments of our senior athletes, while our "Hawk Squad," of high school and middle school students, along with friends and family cheered! Thank you to all of the parents and staff that helped make last night's event memorable!

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Oakwood 1st Graders  Learn About Science With Hands-On Lab

In science class, Oakwood first graders participated in the classic Oobleck lab (referred to as "oobleck" from the Dr. Suess Book), a fun experiment using cornstarch and water. This activity is part of the physical science unit on materials and their forms. Students rolled up their sleeves and got a little messy as they did some hands-on examination of the gooey substance, learning that matter can change in different temperatures.

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MTAL Sportsmanship Award Presented to Oakwood Athlete

Last Saturday, at the CCS Track and Field Semi-Finals Meet, Maryam Moghaddami was presented with the Elgie Bellagio Sportsmanship Award. The award is given to an MTAL athlete displaying exemplary sportsmanship. Elgie was a long time MTAL commissioner and the award is named in his honor.

This year, representatives from the Stevenson School Track & Field had the honor of awarding the Elgie Bellagio Sportsmanship Award. The team noted Maryam's constant positive support of her competitors, her appreciation of the fact that their efforts make her better, and her encouragement for them to improve. All of the athletes were happy and their pleasure is evident in their smiles. This was a successful end to the Track and Field season, indeed.

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Interested Students

For information about attending Oakwood School as an international student, please visit the Cambridge Network website. To submit an application or for answers to more questions, please visit the Cambridge Network Student Inquiry webpage



Host Families

Want to learn about a different culture and broaden your horizons without leaving your home? Become a host today and welcome a new member to your family! Families are welcome to host a student for one school year or even more. Host families receive a monthly stipend to cover costs that arise with having an extra person in their home and they have access to ongoing support from a local Residential Coordinator.

To learn more about becoming a host family, visit the Cambridge Network website.

Contact Cambridge Network directly: 781-996-0400 or