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
Early this February I walked into our Meeting Room for morning Collection filled with anticipation, excitement and a little anxiety. With the seventh-grade class as my guide, I focused on the experience at hand… my day as a middle schooler. The last time I was in this position the Carter and Reagan administrations were in transition and the Trapper Keeper was an organizational must. As our Middle School Director texted a photograph of the daily schedule to my iPhone, I quickly realized many aspects of the middle school experience have changed over the last forty years.
Beth Porter ’87, Oakwood alumna and current board member, is a speaker at The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos in Switzerland. Beth will take part in the 2nd Annual TransHuman Code Meeting of the Minds Roundtable focusing on “Humans as the Fulcrum to the Internet of Everything".
Students in Humanities Chair Stephen Miller's Postcolonial Studies and Critical Race Theory class had a drop in professor this week. Amitava Kumar, Professor of English on the Helen D Lockwood Chair at Vassar College was kind enough to stop by and engage our students during class.
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.