I currently have 2 children studying at Oak Meadow.
Collaborative classroom environments, meaningful connections with teachers, effective tools in the curriculum to promote self reflection and empathy are some of the reasons I chose oak meadow for my children.
The nature program and outdoor spaces allow my children to embrace and interact with the diverse natural world around them, develop a love for nature and play.
With dedicated teachers, administration and a caring community, Oak Meadow is committed to both my children and family's personal growth and well being. Thank you, Oak meadow!
They have a very thoughtful approach that begins giving students homework at around 3rd to 4th grade to reinforce skills and develop independent time management. By middle school, they are more than able, but also supported, in managing an increased load that leaves them well prepared to excel and achieve to their potential in high school.
Teachers and administrators at this school provide a positive environment that stimulates and challenges students to discover and understand academic disciplines, the arts, and also social skills. They are thoughtfully guided in a way that helps them to feel empowered and excited by what they learn, and also have the opportunity to apply and develop their knowledge through many projects and presentations. Also, while they are guided by academic goals and not any particular standardized test, on the occasions when students do take standardized tests, they consistently rank among the best of their public and private peers, both nationally and locally. This school does a great job of helping students develop and be confident in the academic, social, and critical thinking skills that they will need to accomplish and contribute to their potential, whatever that may be. I feel lucky to have found it to have been able to send my children here for school. They graduate more that ready for what awaits them, and eager to contribute and thrive.
Classroom environments and collaborative work at this school are an opportunity to develop positive social understanding and dynamics, and this is a priority of the school. Teachers clearly work proactively work to develop this. In my experience, they also have strong administrative support to work out any concerns or questions that may arise.
While no school can be right for absolutely everybody, this school teaches in a way that truly offers enhanced oppportunities for an extremely broad range of learners, be they particularly gifted or have learning differences that would challenge them in a 'traditional' classroom. I have met many families and students in both of these categories, and the areas in between, who have been amazed at how their children were able to thrive at Oak Meadow as compared to other schools.
I have never seen any evidence of this, which is unfortunate. Would suggest that students with learning issues avoid this school. Middle school is very demanding with little support and an abundance of academic responsibilities.