Respect never goes out of style

Why Oakwood?

The middle school years at Oakwood are focused on developing the full potential of each student in preparation for high school. Our middle school students are recognized for their unique gifts and talents in an atmosphere of mutual respect. A dynamic curriculum, the support of nurturing teachers, and a warm spirit of friendship result in happy, self-confident, well-prepared young men and women who are ready for the world of high school and beyond.

Every new endeavor offers students the chance to grow and learn, to communicate clearly, listen carefully, and discover new meanings for concepts they’ve learned in class.

As your child learns every subject from experts in the field, expresses himself joyously and authentically, rises to clear academic expectations, follows and sets moral examples, and participates in our exuberant culture of exploration, Oakwood School helps him grow into a well-spoken, confident, vibrant individual and citizen.


A more intentional education

At Oakwood School, our educational philosophy carefully balances structure and openness to help your child grow as a creative, disciplined, joyful learner. Step onto our idyllic Morgan Hill campus and you immediately feel Oakwood’s philosophy shining through.

Your child is multidimensional—curious and kind, thoughtful and improvisational, perceptive and exuberant. And you want a school that celebrates and hones all her gifts—not separately, but in concert. A school that knows she’s not just one song, but a symphony. In this open yet strengthening environment, children grow into nimble, joyful, persistent thinkers, who are ready to take on any challenge.



An Oakwood education is a comprehensive, collaborative, intentional process that prepares students fully for their next stage in life—whether that’s kindergarten, college, or somewhere in between.

Through the five tenets of our founding philosophy,

passionate expertise,
disciplined and jubilant self-expression,
high academic expectations,
grounded moral examples,
unlimited exploration,


we foster curiosity, mastery, and independence. Our teachers get to know every student as an individual, including the ways he or she learns best.

Our program also ensures that students themselves understand and effectively employ their own learning methods. We teach them to take charge of their own education—at Oakwood, in college, and throughout their lives.