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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 357 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

The Oakwood School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1996

Student Body

Total Students
357 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
The Oakwood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
43%
Average Class Size
14 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1320
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Financial assistance available PreK to 12
Admissions Director
Kelly Robbins

Sports

School Notes

  • Discover more at WhyOakwood.org:  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.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 357 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in North Carolina is $9,052 for elementary schools and $10,580 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in North Carolina is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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