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 paint a collaborative Black Lives Matter mural created by high school senior Mary Haddad. Using a unique 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
As we reflect back on the killing of George Floyd one year ago -- and so many others with him since -- we are reminded of the very real impact that systemic racism has on many members of our community every single day. While we have seen many steps in the right direction this past year with holding people in power accountable for their actions, we still have so far to go to reach a place of true justice and equity in our country and in our world.