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.

Welcome to Oakwood! Summer is here, and our campus is abuzz with student camps, theater renovations, upgrades to our sports fields and courts, and faculty engagement inside and outside the classroom.  We invite you to join one of our virtual open houses.  Talk with our Head of School, academic directors, and faculty. Learn about Oakwood’s academic and extra-curricular offerings, and our plans heading into Fall 2021 term. We look forward to connecting! 

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"Reserve Your Seat" in The Spencer Family Theater with a custom seat plaque and support Oakwood through your purchase! On the occasion of Oakwood's 100th Anniversary in Poughkeepsie, our theater in the historic Lane Building has been renovated to meet the needs of our school community in 2021 and into the future, funded by generous alumni, parents, and members of the Board of Managers. 

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Growing at Oakwood


Posted by: Julie Okoniewski on Friday, August 27, 2021

While two tropical storms converged on the campus this August, we welcomed a New York City Friends School soccer team into our dorms and fields and  prepared the rest of campus for the arrival of our students from around the Hudson Valley and around the globe. With close to four inches of rain in a few hours, our four-season greenhouse, located where tennis courts once stood fifty years ago, temporarily transformed into a shallow sun-filled pool.

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