Who We Are
of Every Voice
Oakwood children thrive in an environment where it is safe to ask questions and to take risks, where diversity in culture, opinion and learning style is valued because we believe the first step to knowledge is an open mind.
Students are encouraged to ask questions, to experiment, to share their ideas and their excitement. It is respect for each individual voice that makes Oakwood special. Here, every child is known and valued.
At the Elementary Campus
Children are active participants in the life of the school because it is our belief that school should be a rich and happy experience in and of itself. Students have responsibilities both in and out of the classroom. From ringing the bell to marking daily time, to delivering milk, and achieving academic scholarship, each individual contributes to this learning community.
Students, faculty and administrators gather as a community for Town Meeting, where the microphone is available to anyone who wishes to speak. A girl might urge students to attend the volleyball game, another might perform a comedy skit, and another might share his displeasure about a school policy, which might spark a spontaneous debate. Occasionally, the entire meeting will be devoted to a compelling issue.
Most importantly, Town Meeting is a place where all voices are heard and valued and respected.