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- 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 Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
State or regional independent school association
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Educational Records Bureau
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-12|
|Total Students||762 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 44%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||97 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Number of AP Courses||15 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of 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||Dec. 16|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$29,680|
|Tuition Notes||K-6: $29,680 7-12: $34,800|
|Admissions Director||Nancy Goldberg K-6/Jenna Frost 7-12|
|Admissions Associate||Yvette Poydras|
|Total Sports Offered||17 sports|
|Sports||Archery, Badminton, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Paddle Tennis, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballArchery, Badminton,|
Basketball, Cross Country,
Field Hockey, Flag Football,
Paddle Tennis, Soccer,
Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||22 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Book Club, Breakdancing, Ceramics, Community Service, Cultural Awareness, Debate, Drawing, Fencing, Film/Video, Glee, Jazz Band, Newspaper, Orchestra, Painting, Photography, Poetry, Robotics, Sculpture, Stage Craft, Student Council, Theater, Yearbook|
- 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.
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- North Hollywood Grades: K-8 | 324 students
4832 Tujunga Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818)508-4542 0.6 K-8
- Mission Hills Grades: 9-12 | 1347 students
11111 Alemany Dr
Mission Hills, CA 91345
(818)837-5222 10.2 9-12
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.
- Posted by Parent - Mandy C
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