Oakwood School

Oakwood School`s K-12 program is rooted in relational pedagogy, where students are partners in teaching and learning.
Children experience an education rich in the arts, sciences, and humanities while challenging their creative, intellectual, and athletic capacities.
Oakwood is a learning community that fosters independence of thought, intellectual integrity, sensitivity to the needs of others, and prepares students for participation in a democratic society.
Oakwood School celebrates diversity, values community, and develops depth of character in an environment where students are encouraged to share their ideas and individual voices.
With an abundant selection of enrichment courses and opportunities for community engagement, the school is especially proud of its STEAM, Experiential Learning, and flourishing athletics programs.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 808 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,350
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 11 / Jan. 8
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Oakwood School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
1951
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
808 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Oakwood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
110 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
List of Courses Offered
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
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 11 / Jan. 8
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K-6: $41350 7-12: $49360
% on Financial Aid
21%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$31,670
Admissions Director
Nancy Goldberg K-6/Jenna Frost 7-12
Admissions Associate
Angel Solano

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
45 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Adopted Affinity Group, African American Heritage Club, Book Club, Chess, Community Service, Cultural Awareness, Current Events Club, Debate, Diversity Awareness Club, Environmental Club, Esports Team, Gender and Equality Club, International Thespian Society, Jewish Affinity Group, KOAK Radio, LGBTQ Alliance, Literary Magazine, Middle Eastern Affinity, Mock Trial Team, Model UN, Multiracial Affinity Group, Newspaper, Poetry, RepresentASIAN, Robotics, Somos Unidos, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Ballet, Breakdancing, Ceramics, Choir, Drawing, Film/Video, Glee, Jazz Band, Modern Dance, Orchestra, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Stage Craft, Theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:
ChoreoLab Dance Team, Fencing

School Notes

  • 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 personallyinvolved 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 subjectmatter. Some courses include: Aircraft Design, Computer Animation, Fashion Design, Fencing, Marine Biology, Grassroots Activism, Modern Food Revolution, Race Matters: Cinematic Approaches, Young Investors, and more.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Oakwood School cost?
Oakwood School's tuition is approximately $41,350 for private students.
Does Oakwood School offer a summer program?
Yes, Oakwood School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Oakwood School offer?
Oakwood School offers 23 interscholastic sports: Archery, Badminton, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Golf, Paddle Tennis, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Weightlifting. Oakwood School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.
What is Oakwood School's ranking?
Oakwood School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Oakwood School?
The application deadline for Oakwood School is Dec. 11 / Jan. 8.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
My wife and I couldn't be happier with Oakwood. After a few months in Kindergarten, my daughter LOVES going to school. She's had great experiences with the teachers and staff --- all of whom are really supportive, kind, and thoughtful in their approach to childhood learning and development. There is a deep emphasis on both the nuts and bolts of reading and math, and on problem-solving, and giving them the skills that they will need to thrive. The school also goes out of its way to make it feel like a community, and, as a parent and person of color, that makes a huge difference.
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5  
This school has been great for my family. My son is so happy and wakes up excited about going to school every day. It is a well-oiled machine that has been masterful at curating an experience inclusive of fantastic families, committed and connected teachers, and an in-tune community. I have watched my son grow in ways that every family dreams of from catapulting his independence to planting foundational seeds of him becoming a life-long learner. This place is magical.
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5  
Oakwood is an exceptionally warm/nurturing but academically strong school. My daughter is a junior there and came from a not very rigorous middle school. The transition could have been brutal but the faculty worked together to support her and she's now taking honors Physics, AP US history etc. While Oakwood has a rep as an arty school (which it is) my daughter found her passion in the amazing STEAM department and willingly took math in summer school so that she could get to Calculus sooner. And I know this all makes her sound like she's just a machine - but she isn't. She's made wonderful friends and loves takes sculpture and ceramics. Oakwood offers everything she never knew she wanted to study. Basically, Oakwood doesn't just make strong students, it makes great kids.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 808 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,350
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 11 / Jan. 8
  • Source: Verified school update

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