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.


Growing at Oakwood

Excerpts from Graduation Remarks

Posted by: Chad Cianfrani, Head of School on Sunday, July 1, 2018

On June 8th students from around the country and around the world gathered under a beautiful Copper Beech tree on the Oakwood Friends School campus marking our 220th year of Friends education. As is tradition, each of the 36 graduates shared words of gratitude, words of hope and words of optimism. The students spoke powerfully about what they have gained academically, socially and spiritually. Through their words, spoken at times in multiple different languages, they expressed deep gratitude for the opportunities a Quaker Education affords.

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Oakwood News

Stephen Miller, Oakwood's Humanities Chair and teacher of philosophy, will be presenting at The 24th World Congress of Philosophy celebrated at the University of Peking, China from  August 13th to the 20th. 

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Oakwood's Music Director Ted Messerschmidt will be travelling abroad this summer to present at two international conferences. 

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Student Interviews

Published Thursday, June 14, 2018

What made you decide to start a newspaper in the Middle School?
We have a great number of creative kids in the Middle School after school program and I thought, why not put everyone’s creative talent to a productive purpose?

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