An Oakwood education is intended to guide students in their academic, artistic, and athletic pursuits; to spark passion, and to help students gain self-knowledge. These guiding principles, along with recognizing our students as multi-faceted young people, are the foundations of our college counseling practice.
Through our personalized approach, we seek to connect with every student by encouraging them to lead their own unique college search with parents and counselors in a supporting role. We believe in the importance of acknowledging and stimulating an authentic sense of self in our students, which will allow them to find the college that matches their academic and personal pursuits. Our partnership with students enables us to curate a pragmatic list of schools based on their academic and co-curricular interests. We believe and practice the idea that students should find the college that best fits them not only academically, but also socially and financially. This emphasis on “fit” gives students the best opportunity to be transformed by the power of education. We also believe and appreciate that the pathway to college is not always linear and are here to support students where they are, welcoming all students into the college process as they are.