The Oxbow School

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The Oxbow School is a single-semester art and academically focused school for high school juniors, seniors, and gap-year students in beautiful Napa, CA. At Oxbow students are immersed in an environment of critical thinking and creative problem solving that prepares them for life after high school.
Students come from all over the country and internationally to learn from our distinguished faculty and world-renowned visiting artists. Students stay on track for high school gradutaion and take a full courselaod of honors academics while emersing themselves in the arts.
Oxbow has a popular summer camp for ages 13-16.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 11-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 71 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Oxbow School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes

  • The Oxbow School is a single-semester art and academically focused school for high school juniors and seniors in beautiful Napa, CA. At Oxbow students are immersed in an environment of critical thinking and creative problem solving that prepares them for life after high school. Students come from all over the country and internationally to learn from our distinguished faculty and world-renowned visiting artists.
  • At Oxbow we believe that immersive studio art practice and direct contact with artists are potent ways to engage students at this moment in their lives. Studio practice is not about waiting for inspiration; artists create problems, and then solve them, all along the way responding to materials that re-shape the originating question-and in so doing, opening new ideas and possibilities. Students leave Oxbow with the acquisition and ownership of a 'tool-kit' of skills that can be reconfigured to meet the challenges of ever-changing goals and environments.
  • The Oxbow curriculum is designed to fulfill the requirements of the nation's best public and private high schools and is as much about academics as it is about art making. All of the courses at Oxbow are fully accredited and are honors level and college preparatory.
  • Oxbow has a popular Summer Art Camp for ages 13-16.

Profile last updated: 08/04/2015

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