Simply put, Oakwood is a family.
Relationships are at the core of our community. Teachers believe in intellectual integrity, and exemplify it. They not only espouse social morality, they encourage students to take action, to make a difference.
Administrators are immersed in the day-to-day life of the school, and are as likely to be richly engaged by students as they are by school policies.
Oakwood students, kinders through 12th graders, call teachers and administrators by their first names. It's not that informality is a goal in and of itself, it is that removing barriers to open dialogue is encouraged. Respect for each individual voice is what makes Oakwood special.
It is only fitting that a school founded by families would be governed by them as well. Oakwood's Board of Trustees is comprised primarily of parents, alumni, past Oakwood parents and members of the national educational community. It ensures the continuing health of the school's plant, endowment, and financial aid programs.
And without parent volunteers some things just might not get done. Parents assist on field trips, participate in the classroom, and provide numerous services to students. The Parent Organization is open to all parents of the school.
Led by an active Alumni Council, alumni participate in fundraising, reunions, networking, and share their expertise with others. Alumni have returned as faculty members, trustees, and now as parents of Oakwood students.