Oakwood Friends School

22 Spackenkill Rd,
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603-0126
Tel: (845)462-4200
Founded in 1796, Oakwood Friends School is New York State's oldest co-educational boarding and day school.
It is an independent, college preparatory school serving grades 6-12.
Devoted since its inception to the fundamental Quaker belief that "there is that of God in every person," Oakwood Friends puts this belief into practice by focusing on the individual learner, and cultivating a diversified community of students and staff in an atmosphere of mutual respect and enrichment.
We encourage students and adults within the community to: learn through inquiry, reflection, and action in daily life; search for truth, valuing the challenge of competing ideas; resolve conflicts through respecting and listening to one another; value and embrace the diversity of cultures and religions in our communities; work for the good of society through active service learning; and act courageously in alignment with core moral beliefs.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 170 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 50%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Oakwood Friends School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Poughkeepsie Day School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Poughkeepsie Sda Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Poughkeepsie Day School (1.7 miles away)
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    Poughkeepsie , NY , 12603
    (845)462-7600
    1.7  mi  |  280  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
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    Our Lady Of Lourdes High School
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    (845)463-0400
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    1.9  mi  |  726  students  |  Gr.  9-12
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    Faith Christian Academy
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