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 5-12. Devoted since its inception to fundamental Quaker values, Oakwood Friends School puts this belief into practice by focusing on the individual learner, and cultivating a vibrantly diverse community.
As Oakwood Friends School enters its 220th year of coeducational Quaker learning, we are excited to welcome back returning families and to greet many new ones. Orientation week is rapidly approaching and the campus is abuzz with activity in preparation. The Griffing Gardens surrounding Peter’s Porch have taken root and a bluestone stairway welcomes the community into the fully renovated entrance of Lane Theater. The finishing touches are complete in the new music classrooms and faculty have spent the summer reflecting on curricula, furthering their studies and running educational workshops both locally and internationally. With this foundational work in place Oakwood Friends School is excited to begin the fall journey.Read More