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Oakridge provides a nice safe environment,with nice people,nice extra curricular activities,and a nice challenging curriculum.



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Oakridge School provides a nurturing environment that offers students many unique leadership opportunities. The school offers engaging material for students at all levels, and has a multitude of extracurricular to build well-rounded students.




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The best educational value for our children. Truly, a college prep school, not just a private school. Oakridge is special among private schools in the Dallas Fort Worth area, partially because of its racial, gender and social diversity of the student body and faculty. But one of the most important distinguishing factors for us is that Oakridge tracks the progress of its students in post graduation college performance and adjusts its curriculum to address future student needs.



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Most of the teachers seem to lack social skills and or qualification. It is not a good way to spend $22,000. An unrealistic amount of homework is given, especially with all the extracurricular activities that most students have. Try to avoid sending your child here.



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Steadily going down hill. They will let anyone in now, so don't worry about getting in. Zero transparency and they do not care what you think as a parent. Very far behind with technology and science. Spend your hard earned money elsewhere than the headmaster's pockets. He's highly overpaid. The board has many members whose children no longer attend or did not even graduate from there…..but it's misleading. Tells you all you need to know.


Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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Oakridge has some of the very best teachers in the world. As anywhere, there are a few that are lacking in comparison but very few.

Amount of homework: Agree


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It is important for students to learn balance and they work on that. My child had an issue in 7th grade and the administration was quick to act and help.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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The character education program that my child received while in the middle school was simply amazing. They had year studies of the Ultimate Gift, Energy Bus, Chicken Soup for the Soul and more.




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The Oakridge School is an amazing school community where students are the focus. The Learn 21 program paired with passionate teachers is incredible. If you want a life changing experience for your children, choose Oakridge.



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Before I began writing this review I scrolled down and read all the other comments below going back to 2009 I believe. I can honestly say things have deteriorated over the last couple of years. The ECC and Lower School do have pretty good programs I do agree with the review regarding the Everyday Math Program. That is not a reflection of the teachers though, that's a reflect of administration. The middle school for my first child was fine. I felt he had good quality instruction. Middle school athletics was a joke though. Middle school for my youngest was a NIGHTMARE! The Middle school has a serious problem with bullying and do little to nothing to stop it. If your child needs any kind of accommodations good luck! I had issues with one English teacher who chose to not do them. It was at that time that we pulled our youngest and left our oldest. By then my oldest was in the High School. Freshman year was a total joke. Geometry, English and Spanish teachers HORRIBLE! My son got nothing out of Geometry and showed on his ACT/SAT. Sophmore year was better, Chemistry instruction was lacking but that instructor has since been replaced.

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