Founded in 1796, Oakwood Friends School is New York State's oldest co-educational boarding and day school. It is an independent, college preparatory school serving grades 6-12.


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Growing at Oakwood

Winter 2018

Posted by: Chad Cianfrani, Head of School on Thursday, January 11, 2018

One of my great joys is having my daily ‘to-do’ list tossed out the window when an alum unexpectedly stops by campus. I am continually, and pleasantly, surprised to see a student  I remember as a 6th grader, return to campus as a sophomore in college or a few years into a new career.

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Oakwood News

Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley are the authors of "Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen." They visited Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie Monday, Oct. 23, during the school’s community meeting.

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Student Interviews

Published Monday, November 13, 2017

Photography has always been a passion of mine. I would say that my father got me into photography - he always used to let me use his camera when I was younger.

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