The Oxford Academy

The Oxford Academy`s mission is to create a supportive learning community for young men built on the values of trust, respect, and integrity.
At the heart of the Oxford Method is the belief that students, in partnership with their teachers, will find success through increased self-awareness.
In a boarding environment with a holistic approach, Oxford`s individualized education balances one-to-one coursework and collaborative learning experiences that challenge each young man to reach his potential.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 48 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $82,000
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 1 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Oxford Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

School History

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Executive Functioning Weakness/Anxiety/ADHD/Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
48 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
The Oxford Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
1 students
Number of AP Courses
8 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Human Geography, AP Statistics
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Khaki pants, white or blue button-down shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Need-Based Financial Aid Available
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Additional fees for an international trip.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Helen H. Waldron
Admissions Associate
Jessica Forrest



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Book Club, Chess Club, Community Service Club, Mindfulness, Newspaper Club, Ox Outdoors, Oxford Nation, Photo Club, Sustain Environmental Club, Sustainability Club, The Career Paths Program

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Airsoft Intramural, Ski/Snowboard Club

School Notes

  • Located on the Connecticut Shoreline, Oxford is the original one-to-one top secondary, all boys, college preparatory independent boarding school. Established in1906, we offer a class made up of one teacher, one student and a customized course of study.We created the Oxford Method inspired by Oxford and Cambridge University holistic model, including our signature classes. That means students drive learning in a direct partnership with their teachers. This is the most individualized learning available anywhere!
  • At the core of our close-knit community are opportunities for our students to pursue their passions in our newly renovated dorms, innovation lab, and athletic center. Oxford's campus also extends to the local community where students enjoy walks to the beach, participating in the local performance theatre, or grabbing a bite to eat with friends. Weekend trips include concerts, sporting events, and museums.
  • While most students come from the United States, 30 percent of our population are international representing 23 countries over the past several years. Our culturally diverse community empowers international students have adequate opportunity to practice English skills, and all students benefit from the cross-cultural exchange. Oxford Academy`s faculty of committed educators and its dedicated staff form a supportive and caring community with one goal: the success of each student.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Lachlan Markay - Political Report, Axios Former reporter, Daily Beast
    • Michael Armand Hammer - Owner, Hammer Galleries, Hammer Productions & Philanthropist
    • Robert Allbritton - Founder, Capitol News Company and Politico
    • Julian Ungano - Award-winning filmmaker, photographer, creative director
    • Takuro Nishimura - President of Nittaku Real Estate
    • Fabien Cousteau - Aquanaut, Ocean Conservationist, Documentary Filmmaker. Ted Talk titled “What I learned from spending 31 days underwater”.
    • Rob Howland - Designer, Programmer, and Producer Founder of Three Flip Studios, a video game production company
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Oxford Academy cost?
The Oxford Academy's tuition is approximately $82,000 for private students and $12,000 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Oxford Academy?
The acceptance rate of The Oxford Academy is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 69%.
Who are famous alumni from The Oxford Academy?
The Oxford Academy famous alumni include: Lachlan Markay, Michael Armand Hammer, Robert Allbritton, Julian Ungano, Takuro Nishimura, Fabien Cousteau and Rob Howland.
Does The Oxford Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, The Oxford Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Oxford Academy offer?
The Oxford Academy offers 8 interscholastic sports: Archery, Basketball, Golf, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee and Weightlifting.
What is The Oxford Academy's ranking?
The Oxford Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for The Oxford Academy?
The application deadline for The Oxford Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is The Oxford Academy located?
The Oxford Academy is located in the Westbrook Center neighborhood of Westbrook, CT.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
The Oxford Academy is an excellent place for young men to prepare for the next step in their academic careers. I graduated from the school and was well prepared for college and beyond. I would recommend Oxford to any student who needs a customized educational program. While there, I was able to concentrate on a science-heavy curriculum, taking both physics and AP biology my senior year, which laid the ground work for a successful under- and post-graduate career. The faculty are truly caring and clearly demonstrate a genuine commitment and interest in the well being and education of students at Oxford. It is a special place and accomplishes great things for the young men who attend.
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Oxford Academy was the perfect choice for our son. Oxford is a hidden gem that offers a nurturing, family environment for young men. The one-on-one instruction allows students to move at a pace that is appropriate for them. If they need more time on a concept that can be accommodated and if they are moving at an accelerated pace that will be supported too with options for honors and AP classes and the ability to move to the next level at the subsequent term. It is hard to imagine any student not benefiting from individualized instruction. Not only is it academically ideal but the emotional and social benefits are unparalleled. Teachers encourage the boys and offer them the support and tools to find success. Whether a student is looking for a smaller school environment or has had some level of anxiety or needs a different pace of instruction Oxford can meet their needs. Living on campus and learning to be a part of the community is a huge benefit that allows the students to grow and mature. Teachers are not only there to provide academic instruction but are role models as well. Many live on campus and interact with the boys on a daily basis teaching them life skills and how to be an honorable, contributing member of society. There are numerous activities to keep the boys engaged including sports, clubs, field trips, international trips, weekend trips to local events, movies, etc. My son has thrived over the last three years at Oxford and is secure in the knowledge that his teachers and administrators care about him and are there to help him achieve his goals. Soon he will be graduating from Oxford and heading to college. We will all miss the Oxford family and will be forever grateful for the opportunity and support they provided.
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Oxford was an amazing experience for me. It was an integral part of my life because without it I probably wouldn't be as mature and confident as I am today. It helped me reach my potential as a student and as a person and leader. The teachers there are some of the best people I have ever met and are always there to help with whatever situation.
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Oxford Academy has been an amazing school for our son. He is thriving academically and personally, and is looking forward to graduating from high school and attending a competitive college. The one-on-one instruction, and opportunities available outside the classroom, have allowed him to gain confidence in his academic abilities as well as his athletic, artistic, and leadership skills. The quality of teaching is exceptional, as well as the academic advising and the college counseling. I can't recommend Oxford highly enough!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 48 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $82,000
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 1 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Connecticut is $23,410 for elementary schools and $41,787 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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