Frequently Asked Questions

About Elementary Admission

 
Q.  When are applications due? When will we be notified of our admission decision?
A. 

All K-6 applications are due January 6, 2017. Notification letters will be sent on March 17, 2017 and replies will be due on March 27, 2017.

Q.  When can I visit the school?
A. 

Prospective Parent Mornings will be held for adults only from 10:00 AM to noon on the following dates:

Dates and reservations for our fall and winter Prospective Parent Mornings dates will be made available June 1.

 

You can sign up for a Prospective Parent Morning and receive more information about Oakwood by submitting an online inquiry.

Q.  When will my child visit the school?
A. 

All applicants (K-6) and parents will be invited to participate in a grade level screening. We will contact you to schedule an appointment. During these sessions, children will be asked to participate in a variety of activities that will help us get to know them. Parents will be given the opportunity to ask questions related to Oakwood’s curriculum and school life.

Q.  Where do we park when we visit the school?
A. 

Parking is available directly across the street from Oakwood at St. Anne’s church or on surrounding neighborhood streets. Please walk to the traffic light to cross Moorpark.

Q.  What are you looking for in an applicant? Also, are there any factors you are looking for in their parents?
A. 

We seek students who are capable, curious and eager to learn, and will participate fully in the life of the school. Oakwood students engage in a rigorous academic curriculum, a comprehensive athletic program, and numerous opportunities in the visual and performing arts. We seek parents who subscribe to our aims and values and are committed to working in partnership with the school.

Our admission process takes into consideration the personal as well as academic qualities of each applicant. The school is committed to achieving a balance in its classes – of boys and girls, of interests and talents, and of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.

Q. 

We were placed on a wait list. What are the next steps?

A. 

If you are placed on a wait list, promptly mail the enclosed letter that indicates your interest in remaining on the wait list. Should we have the opportunity to go to our wait list, we will contact you. As always, you are welcome to contact us at any time.

Q. 

What grades require the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)?

A. 

Oakwood requires that all sixth grade applicants take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) no later than January 20, 2017.If a student tests more than once in a 12-month admission cycle, Oakwood requires that all scores must be submitted.

Q.  What is Oakwood’s ISEE school code? When is the ISEE administered at Oakwood this year?
A. 

Oakwood’s school code for the ISEE is 052146. Oakwood is an ISEE test site on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 9 a.m. Your child can take the exam at any site prior to January 20, 2017. Registration must be completed before the testing date at www.iseetest.org.

About School Life

 
Q.  What are the school hours?
A. 

Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM –3:00 PM Friday 8:30 AM –2:00 PM
After school care is available until 6:00 PM daily.

Q.  Does Oakwood have a hot lunch program?
A. 

Students may order lunch in advance through the online lunch program sponsored by the Parent Organization.

Q.  Is a bus service available?
A. 

Oakwood currently offers a bus service to and from the Hancock Park and West Valley areas. More routes may soon be available. In addition, zip code lists are available with which families may create carpools.

Q.  Is there a uniform or dress code?
A. 

Oakwood does not require uniforms; however, appropriate school-day dress is required.

Q.  What enrichment courses does Oakwood offer?
A. 

Three times a year, afterschool enrichment courses are available to all K-6 students. Courses vary per session and year. Some courses include: rocketry, computer animation, hip hop dance, jewelry making, cooking, animal encounters, chess, guitar, Lego, tennis, golf, adventures in claymation, Spanish, and many more.

Q.  What Service Learning/Community Service opportunities are available for students?
A. 

The school seeks to instill a sense of stewardship and good citizenship; therefore, service learning is a vital part of the Oakwood program at all grade levels. Students learn the importance of civic engagement and responsibility as well as some of the ways that social, political, and economic factors shape community life.

Q.  How do parents get involved?
A. 

Oakwood encourages parent involvement at every grade level. Volunteers are an integral part of the success of our school, both through events and activities. From assisting with the hot lunch program, development events, participating in the classroom or library, community service, planning parent socials, or joining the Green Team or the Diversity committee, there are many ways to volunteer.

 

 

 
 

2016-2017 New Student Enrollment

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