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
The Sacred Waters outside Standing Rock, Peking University, dormitory bathrooms, the Republic of Georgia, mitre saws, and approximately 70,000 bees spoke in unison within the Oakwood community this summer. Seemingly disparate activities, projects, adventures, modes of research and professional development opportunities resonated with a common theme this summer; one of engagement, energy, curiosity, and a sense that our faculty and staff are ‘all in’. And as we pause (just for a second) at the start of this academic year, it is appropriate to look back on the summer work which informs our curriculum, inspires our teaching and gives perspective to our work.
Starting at midnight on Tuesday November 27th, Oakwood will once again be taking part in a 24 hour online fundraiser for #GivingTuesday. #NYGivesDay is a 24-hour online challenge to celebrate nonprofits across the state of New York. Nonprofits from across the Empire State will work together to raise awareness, collect donations, and build a stronger sense of philanthropy throughout their local communities.
Together with ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network), a network dedicated to working in the Hudson Valley to fight the racist criminal justice system, Oakwood invites you to take part in advancing institutional change for racial equity through our Dutchess County Undoing Racism Workshop.
Before coming to Oakwood, I would have never considered myself much of an athlete, let alone finding such a passion for running. My first experience habitually running was during running club the spring term of my freshman year. From this experience, I decided to give cross country a chance. Now as a senior, this is my third year running cross country.