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Oakwood Friends School

Private Boarding School – Poughkeepsie , New York

Oakwood Friends School in New York State is the state’s oldest co-educational boarding school. Oakwood is a Quaker school, stressing the values of peace, integrity, equality, community and simplicity. Students learn the value of helping others in the school and local community. Oakwood, established in 1796, offers a challenging college preparatory education to students through Advanced Placement courses, interscholastic sports teams, art classes, and special programs like their robotics and engineering.

The campus of Oakwood Friends has excellent facilities, including a library, art studio, ceramics studio, darkroom, Theater, music room, gym, soccer fields, baseball field, softball field, and four tennis courts. In nearby Poughkeepsie, students have access to the excitement of the big city of New York while studying in a peaceful and secure environment.

Sports and Arts
The school seeks to bring out the athlete and artist in each student through its extensive list of teams, clubs, and activities including musical production, photography, skiing, and ultimate frisbee. 

Dormitories and Student Life
Students live in double rooms which have access to one kitchen, two lounges, two TVs, telephones and a computer room in each building. The dormitories also have wireless internet access, washers and dryers. 

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

Estimated Start Date: Early September
Estimated End Date: Mid-June

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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)

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Oakwood Friends School

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