Oakwood School

11230 Moorpark Street
North Hollywood, CA 91602-0916
     Tel: (818)732-3000
Grades: K - 12 | 762 students
Oakwood is a K-12 coeducational independent day school, founded in 1951, where young people prosper in thought and imagination, in competence and character, as individuals and as members of a school community.
We believe that a school environment should be supportive and stimulating, should hold intellectual attainment in high regard, and should encourage children to exercise increasing independence, to take meaningful risks, and to reflect on their experience.
We seek teachers who are competent in their disciplines and creative in their approaches; who are committed to the whole of school life; and who dedicate themselves to the growth and development of their students.
We seek children who are capable, motivated, and characterized by a variety of talents, interests, learning styles, and backgrounds.
We seek parents who subscribe to our aims and values and are committed to working in partnership with the school.
Our program is college preparatory, but we are equally concerned with the quality of children's experiences in the present.
We believe that school must be rewarding in its own right, and not merely a step along a pathway to college.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1951

Student Body

Total Students 762 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 33%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Oakwood School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 91 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
Advanced Courses American Government,  American History,  Art History,  Biology,  Calculus AB,  Calculus BC,  Chemistry,  Computer Science AB,  English Language,  English Literature,  French Language,  Human Geography,  Music Theory,  Physics C,  Spanish Language,  Statistics, 

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 4 / Jan. 18 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $27,370
Tuition Notes K-6: $27,370 7-12: $32,050
Admissions Director Nancy Goldberg K-6/David Lee 7-12
Admissions Associate Yvette Poydras


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBalletBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianFlag Football,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Debate, Film/Video, Yearbook, Newspaper, Theater, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Glee, Student Council, Cultural Awareness, Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Photography, Poetry, Community Service, Robotics, Sculpture, Stage Craft, Breakdancing, Book Club, Fencing, Debate, Film/Video, Yearbook, Newspaper, Theater, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Glee, Student Council, Cultural Awareness, Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Photography, Poetry, Community Service,
Robotics, Sculpture, Stage Craft, Breakdancing, Book Club, Fencing,,

School Notes:

Spring Immersion:

An intensive two-week period in the academic year for 7-12 grade students to be fully immersed in rich and challenging learning experiences in ways not possible during the regular academic schedule.  Immersion courses are experimental: learning is hands-on, exploratory, and in the field, well beyond the boundaries of the regular classroom.  Courses are designed to spark passion, to help students become deeply and personally involved in their work, and to encourage opportunities for service learning in the wider community. Immersion courses are intended to stimulate curiosity, creativity and imagination, along with a deepened understanding of interesting and worthwhile subject matter.

Some courses include: International Travel (Costa Rica, Oxford, Spain, Sierra Leone, China), Aircraft Design, Computer Animation, Fashion Design, Fencing, Marine Biology, Grassroots Activism, High Tech Golf, Modern Food Revolution, Race Matters: Cinematic Approaches, Young Investors, and more.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Oakwood Secondary School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Charles Borromeo School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Abc Little School (0.8 miles away)
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