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105 John Wilson Way
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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(408) 782-7177
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April 28, 2015
This school suffers from a bit of EDD - Educational Deficit Disorder. Our children were waaaay behind after moving to a new school. The close to $20K tuition per year is a bad value in the marketplace. The class sizes are really small, too small. It is still a "country" school, even though they have removed this from the name. Our oldest child had a horrible experience of being bullied and singled out. Our concerns were dismissed by the administration and never addressed. In our view, Oakwood lacks the sophistication we wanted for our children in the most important ways - fair treatment, up-to-par curriculum, pedigreed teachers and basic technology. We left for another private school where these expectations are exceeding our hopes and we are SO HAPPY (for half the price)!!! You don't always get what you pay for and we learned the hard way.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2015
My Boys have gone to this school for 6 years. It has been a good "day care service" WE have to supplement the expensive tuition with tutors and teachers for experienced teaching. The biggest Joke was when we hit Middle School and got the list of Electives. FINGER KNITTING, PILL BOX HAT MAKING - not programming, robotics, or even arts.......REALLY?

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2015
Oakwood has had a small graduating class until the last year. They regularly have students accepted to Stanford as well as other highly competitive colleges. This gives the school great credibility; their numbers have quickly grown to nearly fifty per class. They've got it all--academics, athletics, arts, and an extremely caring teachers and faculty.

- submitted by a teacher
January 12, 2015
My daughter used to go to Oakwood. We had no concerns at the time. But after she moved up North for high school, we started to realize how much behind she was academically (She was an A student at Oakwood). I felt embarrassed and never shared this experience with people before. But now I'm over with it, and wish this review to help parents like me. Yes, Oakwood has great extracurricular activities. But too much! Plus, all those extracurriculars happen during regular school hour(nothing during afterschool). That left not much time for academics! Somedays, the kids will spend so much class time practicing Drama (they spent a lot of time for Drama, Art class, and PE) then they only spent 5 minutes in math. That is not right! The problem is, the school does not want to address parent concerns. If your child have a issue about the school( not happy etc.) they will response very fast, but if parents want to express some concerns, you can hardly find anyone at school to complain to. The owner is never there (maybe intentional), the principal tries to run around it. To me, I think it's easier to do extracurricular than academics. And easier to please kids than parents.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2014
My child came here last year and loves it! My child has a 504 and the teachers are really understandable. The arts departments is amazing with so many to choose from my child is doing better compared to public schools. I think Oakwood is the best place to go to fit your child.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2014
Oakwood High has been such an awesome experience for our family! From day 1, the staff, teachers, and other students were very accepting of our son. The teachers are very well educated and want to see the students succeed. Contrary to some of the other reviews, we found that they encouraged and challenged our son, and prepared him for college. He participated in sports as well as drama, and excelled not because we were influential parents but because of his efforts, talents and good attitude. The community of students, their families, and staff are quite diverse, yet very accepting of one another. We attended most of the school events, and always felt at home. My wife and I are both educators. Having lived in the community for many years, we were familiar with the other private and public schools in the area. For our son, Oakwood was a great experience. I would encourage you to check it out for yourself at an Open House and Shadow Day.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Oakwood has been an amazing place for my son for almost 13 years now. We came in Kindergarten, and he will graduate in May. The educators here are sensitive to each child's needs, while striving to help them learn to their best ability. Oakwood has challenged my son in healthy ways, ways that have resulted in incredible growth, while also being such a comfortable environment.. He's spoken often over the last few weeks about how much he's going to miss Oakwood! The faculty works hard to maintain consistent and supportive communication, and the parents are actively involved, making Oakwood a wonderful community. From the first moments on campus at an Open House so many years ago, we knew this was an incredible place. It has only become more so through our years here.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
Both of my children love it at Oakwood. We have been here for many years and I am amazed with how much they are learning. Both of my kids were shy when they started here, but have come out of their shells and and are thriving! The campus is beautiful and the teachers really care about the students. We are looking forward to many exciting years to come.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
My son attends Oakwood and I couldn't say enough about this school. He loves it and he has benefited from it. We feel that he is cared for and being taught by qualified, skilled and exceptional teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2013
Oakwood has been such a GREAT place for my 2nd grade daughter, we started in the Early Enrichment program, Fall of 2008 and we are now in the Elementary program. Every year I am amazed on how and what she is leaning. What I love best is that the teachers and staff know my child and are there to listen to her needs. Because of the caring staff it makes her strive to do her BEST.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2013
Oakwood is very disappointing. You don't realize it straight away when you get caught up with all the hype about how great they are. The teachers are of average ability. The curriculum is also just average. The children are not prepared enough for applications to other top Private High schools or top Colleges. Management's priority is not to enrich or excel your child to a challenging level. The amount you pay in school fees is not justifiable, especially in elementary. In Middle school and High school the child is just smothered with homework. The teachers are always vague and not motivated to inspire your child to reach their greatest. Forget about a good position on a sports team or the lead in a play, unless you are a teacher's child or an important parent! I feel the principals are not focused enough to deal with todays crucial issues. The parents are rude and unresponsive. Their children have entitlement issues. If you want your child to coast along, this is the school. If you want higher achievements and good leadership skills, there are other private schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2013
I graduated Oakwood from the inaugural High School class of 2009. Yes it was a very new school and a different experience than what many of my friends had at other schools, but no experience was as beneficial as my experience at Oakwood. As a student, we were able to get an incredible education and great 1 on 1 teaching specific for our needs. I scored high on the ACT, SAT and on every AP exam that I took in high school. My fellow students did as well. Not only did I get a great education, but I was prepared for life. I learned how to study, learned how to lead, learned how to interact with others on a friendly and also professional basis. I could not be more pleased with my experience at Oakwood. And now that I attend a major university in the US, I can see that I am better prepared for the rigorous studies at the university level and also for my career afterwards.

- submitted by a community member
October 27, 2012
My daughters thrive at Oakwood School. I have been extremely happy with the multi-faceted, hands on learning which happens from preschool through first grade! My first grader experiences ten specialty classes a week and thoroughly enjoys the choir class offered conveniently on campus right after school. We also love the amazing high school performances and attend them as a family. Both of my children are huge fans of Ms. Poppy and Ms. Kathy who make each child in their class feel special. I was impressed as well by the fact that my child was already reading at the end of Kindergarten. When you sign up for Oakwood you not only sign up for an educational experience for your child, but also a community. I appreciate, as a parent, that the founder of the school is personally accessible and is approachable. Being an educator myself, I warmly endorse Oakwood School as a place where my four and six year old thrive today and I look forward to all they will experience tomorrow!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2012
Oakwood is an amazing school that makes learning a fun an exciting experience. The faculty and staff is top notch. The leadership at the school is outstanding. I love the fact that the school has a connection to and a concern for each and every student. The students respect each other and the staff and faculty. The campus is prestine and very modern with the best equipment and technology. I cannot say enough about this amazing school. Any child would be so lucky to attend Oakwood !!!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2011
The small class sizes and individualized attention you recieve is outstanding, but if you are looking into sports, music, or classes more geared to the childs interests you will have a hard time getting through the high school. I love all the teachers and friends I have at Oakwood, but I don't get as many choices for classes and unless I take courses at Harker or Bellermine over the summer, Oakwood does not accept outside classes for your transcript. Just kleep in mind that theater is a huge deal at Oakwood and if your child is quiet or timid, he or she will probably not fit in with the rest of the Oakwood highschoolers. Hope this makes your decision a bit easier!!

- submitted by a community member
December 01, 2009
Oakwood is a magical school. I have never experienced this level of parent involvment and caring, committed teachers, at any other school. My oldest is now in college, so I've seen lots of schools. The small class sizes are important, but it's the extra effort from the teachers that make each lesson an active learning experience. We're staying, hopefully through high school!

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2009
My three children have graduated from Oakwood eighth grade. I could not be happier with their overall school experience. They learned, explored, and grew into wonderful teenagers that excelled academically, socially, and athletically at a very competitive private high school. Oakwood gave them all of the tools to be successful!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2009
My kids have been at Oakwood for 5 years and each year I have seen the school go further downhill. The education is spotty at best and definitely not up to par with other private schools in the area. I have removed my kids and they are now attending other private schools.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2008
I graduated from Oakwood after being there since kindergarten. Overall I had a good experience, but I definitely had some bad teachers. The electives are great, but some of the academic classes need help. I had to take algebra again after taking it during eighth grade and not being able to understand my teacher. The school doesn't try and form to the students needs and it's just too bad if you're unhappy or having problems.

- submitted by a student
October 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2007
I'm still a current student here! I absolutely love this school! An amazing variety of staff, great academics, beautiful learning environment, and most of all the best place for any child to ' grow'. I have been here since the school opened, almost 10 years ago, and I couldn't think of a better place to go :D Please look into this school- it's beyond words if you ask me!

- submitted by a student
April 24, 2007
This school has its priorities straight. Excellent teachers, small class size, individual attention, varied and rich curriculum. There is a strong emphasis on the sciences, art, music, and sports. They reach out to their students and the parents and are met with enthusiasm and strong family support and involvement. Every member of the staff we've encountered is fiendly, engaged, and truly cares about our son and his academic, social, and ethical development.

- submitted by a parent

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Oakwood School
105 John Wilson Way, Morgan Hill, CA  95037
(408) 782-7177
Last modified Oakwood School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Oakwood School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top