The Oakwood School

Oakwood is an independent, non-sectarian, college-preparatory school for grades PreK-12 with dual accreditation from Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancED. We are the school of choice for families who value a 21st Century education. The Oakwood School seeks to instill in our students the strength of character, the creativity, and the wisdom to make a difference in the world.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students357 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade The Oakwood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1320
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesFinancial assistance available PreK to 12
Admissions DirectorKelly Robbins


Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,

School Notes

  • Discover more at  The Oakwood School seeks to prepare its students to live productively in our 21st century global society. Our faculty provides authentic, inquiry-based learning experiences and facilitates engaging, interactive, student-centered learning. Twenty-first century learning skills form the foundation of the programs in all disciplines: critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, agility and adaptability, effective oral and written communication, initiative and entrepreneurialism, assessing and analyzing information, and curiosity and imagination. Technology is integrated into the curriculum and the learning process. Students employ a comprehensive set of digital applications and tools to create, communicate, collaborate, and demonstrate their growing understanding of the world around them. Oakwood graduates students who are self-directed, lifelong learners, and responsible global citizens.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Greenville
    Trinity Christian School
    (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-12 | 272 students
    6.4 miles
    3111 Golden Rd
    Greenville, NC 27858
    (252) 758-0037
    6.4 PK-12
  • Greenville
    Grades: PK-12 | 257 students
    3.5 miles
    1621 Greenville Blvd Sw
    Greenville, NC 27834
    (252) 756-0939
    3.5 PK-12
  • Greenville
    Grades: 4-12 | 15 students
    4.3 miles
    1412 Holbert St
    Greenville, NC 27834
    (252) 752-4785
    4.3 4-12
  • Winterville
    Grades: PK-12 | 369 students
    7.9 miles
    4889 Old Tar Road
    Winterville, NC 28590
    (252) 756-3002
    7.9 PK-12
  • Kinston
    Grades: PK-12 | 727 students
    24 miles
    1901 Dobbs Farm Road
    Kinston, NC 28504
    (252) 522-4222
    24 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
The Oakwood School is the best thing in Eastern North Carolina. I heard it was by far the top Private School in this area, and after looking into all the schools, were are right. Being here for 5 years now, I can say this school has doing an exceptional job. The academics are second to none, and this school offers more clubs than schools ten times its size. They keep adding more options for students and allowing students to to be pushed to become great at whatever they choose.
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Both my children attended Oakwood starting in the Lower School and have since graduated and went to their college/university of choice. As an alumni parent, I want to say that this was the best decision we made for our family sending them to Oakwood. They found their voice and had strong relationships with teachers that cared about them. They were challenged academically and learned responsible use of technology. They tried out new sports and participated in the many fine arts opportunities offered. They found friends from all walks of life and are still involved with the school's strong alumni network. Oakwood is consistently the #1 school in Pitt County and surrounding areas. It's been a game changer for our children's future. Now with the uncertainties of COVID-19, I would be even more inclined to send them to Oakwood, where I know they would thrive academically and continue growing their love of learning.
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I have a child who graduated a few years ago and another in the Upper School. We have been at Oakwood since they were both in Kindergarten. This is the BEST investment we have made in our children's lives. These are the most caring teachers, administrators, and parents. If I could do it all over again, I would have them at Oakwood again.
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