October 14, 2013
"THE BEST SUMMER EVER"-these wonderful words were spoken by our son after attending camp at Oakland School. The individualized program was exactly what he needed to excell. He has always worked on grade level. However, with the skills and confidence gained at Oakland, he is now thriving! With the help of audio books introduced at Oakland (Kindles in the classrooms), he completed his first novel this summer and, now, actually WANTS to read! He has always loved Math, but is quick to tell everyone that Math is SUPER FUN at Oakland! One of the greatest academic areas of growth we noticed as parents was in written language. He completed a composition course during the summer that not only focused on sentene structure, grammar, research, formatting, editing, and keyboarding but it incorporated our son's interests, enthusiasm and learning style which allowed him to accept new challenges, built confidence and ensured success. We are beyond pleased with the academics at Oakland and equally as pleased with the camp classes. Sports, swimming, art, nature and horseback riding made the experience feel like camp and learning feel like fun! We are counting down the days until next summer!
- submitted by a parent