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Oakwood Friends School

Private Boarding School – Poughkeepsie , New York

With its roots stretching back to 1796, Oakwood Friends School offers a challenging college preparatory education to students. Shopping and restaurants are conveniently located nearby, yet the campus retains the pastoral ambiance of its farmland origin.

The school offers advanced placement classes in nine subjects, fourteen interscholastic sports teams and 17 classes in the arts. Oakwood Friends School is a Quaker school and seeks to bring out the scholar, athlete, and artist in each student. Quaker values stressing integrity, equality, peace, community and simplicity ensure that each student is valued for who she/he is and each student learns to appreciate helping others in the school community as well as in the wider Poughkeepsie community. For students who want to study in a peaceful and secure environment yet have access to the big city of New York, this is the perfect choice!

Academic and Sport Facilities
The school has 18 classrooms, library, art studio, ceramics studio, darkroom, theater, music room, gym, soccer fields, baseball field, softball field, weight room, four tennis courts.

Poughkeepsie, part of New York's scenic Hudson Valley, is found two hours north of New York City.

Area population: 31,000
City website: City of Poughkeepsie

Dormitories and School Residences
Students live in double rooms. They have access to one kitchen, two lounges, two TVs, two telephones and a computer room in each building. The dormitories also have wireless internet 

Estimated Fall Semester: Early September until Mid-December
Estimated Spring Semester: Early January until Mid-June

Other Services Offered:

  • Academic progress reports
  • Airport transfer service
  • Assistance in acquiring books and material
  • Help with holiday accommodation
  • Help with travel services during holidays
  • Orientation service upon arrival
  • Social progress reports

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Campus Size

63 Acres

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Foreign Languages

  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Ceramics
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Introduction to Music
  • Music individual
  • Painting
  • Performing Theater Arts and Technology
  • Photography
  • Playwriting
  • Advanced Portfolio
  • Scene Study
  • Singing Chorus
  • Theater Production

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • French Language and Culture
  • Spanish Language and Culture


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Academic Team
  • Animal Rights
  • Band
  • Chess
  • Chorus
  • Drama
  • Environmental
  • Fitness
  • Friends
  • Judicial Committee
  • Literary Magazine
  • Model United Nations
  • Ski
  • Student Government
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions
  • Tabletop Games Club
  • Tea
  • Writing
  • Yearbook

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Allegheny College, Champlain College, Clark University, Drexel University, Goucher College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount St. Mary College, Northeastern University, Pace University, Parsons The New School for Design, Pennsylvania State University, Siena College, State University of New York – Stony Brook, State University of New York – Buffalo, University of California – Davis, University of California – San Diego, University of California – Santa Barbara, University of Hartford, University of Rochester, University of Virginia, Vassar College, Western New England University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Closest International and Local Airports: Stewart International Airport (SWF), Newark International Airport (EWR), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
For Details Visit Website:   Oakwood Friends School

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