Oakwood Friends School

22 Spackenkill Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-0126
Tel: (845)462-4200
Grades: 6 - 12 | 138 students
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 138 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 57%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Oakwood Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
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
    Poughkeepsie Sda Elementary School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: K-8 | 45 students
    1.6 miles
    71 Mitchell Ave
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
    (845)454-1781
    1.6K-8
    45
  • Poughkeepsie
    Grades: PK-12 | 280 students
    1.7 miles
    260 Boardman Road
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
    (845)462-7600
    1.7PK-12
    280
  • Poughkeepsie
    Grades: K-9 | 321 students
    1.8 miles
    122 Cedar Valley Rd
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
    (845)452-4428
    1.8K-9
    321
  • Poughkeepsie
    Grades: 9-12 | 690 students
    1.9 miles
    131 Boardman Rd
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
    (845)463-0400
    1.99-12
    690
  • Poughkeepsie
    Grades: PK-12 | 268 students
    2.1 miles
    254 Spackenkill Road
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
    (845)462-0266
    2.1PK-12
    268

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