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.


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Growing at Oakwood

A Sustainable Future

Posted by: Chad Cianfrani, Head of School on Thursday, August 22, 2019

As a young child, I distinctly remember my father following me around the house turning lights off. By the age of seven, I could rattle off utility cost per kWh and the estimated lifecycle of the various incandescent bulbs illuminating our home. Whether it was getting produce from a modest home garden, heating our living room with a wood-burning stove, or having the entire house dark except the room currently occupied; there seemed to be an intersection between what is sustainable, what is good for the environment, and what yields measurable cost savings.

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Oakwood News

Oakwood's Humanities Chair Stephen Miller and Professor Wendy Turgeon, Ph.D. from St. Joseph's College received a Small Grant award from the American Philosophical Association (APA). 

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Student Interviews

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2018

I've been involved with Oakwood Model UN for a total of three years, and have attended five conferences. I joined because I'm very interested in global affairs and working with others to try and resolve problems that seem to be bigger than myself.

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