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Oakwood Friends School
School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE
Established in 1796, Oakwood Friends School in New York State is the state’s oldest coed boarding school with an exceptionally low teacher to student ratio of 1:4. Oakwood is a Quaker school, promoting the values of peace, integrity, equality, community, and simplicity. Many students pursue careers in business or the sciences after completing the school’s comprehensive STEM program, while others develop their musical abilities through its partnership with Marist College.
Oakwood Friends’ 63-acre campus features an art studio, a ceramics studio, a black-box theater, a film photography studio and dark room, a full-size gymnasium, tennis courts, and a sports field. A two-acre solar field provides 100% of electricity used by the school, and a student-run greenhouse provides the dining hall’s produce.
SPORTS AND ARTS
All students participate in one team sport and one life sport per academic year. Students can choose from options such as soccer, ultimate Frisbee, martial arts, and gardening. Oakwood students can participate in a variety of creative arts opportunities such as theater productions, art classes, and bands. The school’s music partnership with Marist College allows students to prepare for a future musical career.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Dutchess Outreach recognized Oakwood for exemplary service to the local community with the 2018 Community Award. Alumni of Oakwood include former US Poet Laureate Mark Strand and women’s rights activist Lucretia Mott. The school’s Humanities Department chair, Stephen Miller, was recognized for outstanding teaching with PLATO’s Kinsley Award for K-12 philosophy teachers. He also received APPE’s award for Best Formal Paper on Pre-College Ethics.
DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE
Students live in double rooms with access to laundry, kitchens, and lounges. Students regularly travel off-campus to destinations such as restaurants and sporting events.
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Juan Williams - Political Commentator, Journalist, Author, Anchor on the Fox 5
Hugo Sonnenschein - President Emeritus, University of Chicago
Mark Strand - Pulitzer Prize winning poet and former Poet Laureate of the United States
Bonnie Raitt - Musician, Political Activist
Thomas and Peter Rockwell - Sons of painter Norman Rockwell
Robert Turner - Internationally known ceramist
Lucretia Mott - An American Quaker, abolitionist, a women's rights activist, and a
Jennifer Yee - discovered a planet. Awarded a Carl Sagan Exoplanet Postdoctoral Fellowship by NASA, and currently based at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts
- 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 63 acres Campus Size
- 24% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size12
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Speciality ProgramsSchool is Quaker Music partnership with Marist College
Accepting Students in Grades8, 9, 10, 11
TOEFL Minimum50-85 (According to grade)
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