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! Spring is here, and our students continue to learn, work, and engage in the classroom, on the sports fields, and in the community. 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!
Students from Oakwood Friends School and the Spackenkill community came together to create a collaborative Black Lives Matter mural designed by Spackenkill senior, Mary Haddad. Using a creative paint-by-number design style, this inclusive project involved students from both communities at the middle and high school levels. Never having met before, the students collaborated on this project that took over 320 hours in two and a half months in the hopes of combining their efforts to make an impact in the fight to stop racism.
Growing at Oakwood
Recently during Collection, student voices expressed support for members of the Asian American and Pacific Island (AAPI) communities. During Meeting for Worship, queries were read, prompting each of us to reflect on recent acts of violence targeting the AAPI community, our own beliefs, biases, and how we can better support and understand.