LEADERS OF TODAY
CHAMPIONS OF TOMORROW

Oxford Day Academy transforms the traditional public high school model by engaging and developing intelligent, compassionate young leaders with the character, ability, and passion they need to create positive change in the world.

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WE ARE ODA, A 21ST CENTURY SERVICE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Co-created with young people and their families, Oxford Day Academy is a public charter high school for the Sequoia Union High School District of San Mateo County, California. 

At the core of our model, students are responsible for identifying and addressing the issues they care most about. Teachers use Oxford-style tutorials to help students connect this service focus with academic content, bringing student agency and personalization to new levels through five key design elements.

Ending Year One, Beginning Year Two

This past May, Oxford Day Academy received WASC accreditation, a milestone that ensures our graduates’ hard work will be recognized by colleges and universities across the country. Earning accreditation before we completed our very first year is a testament to…

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Community Leadership

Above all else, Oxford Day Academy is defined by its focus on multicultural social leadership. We believe that the diverse voices of our community must be represented at every level of our work, and that we are at our strongest…

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A Teacher’s Perspective

In our last newsletter, we shared the view points of different stakeholders at ODA about what makes our school special. Now it’s time to go deep into the experiences and beliefs of our entire instructional team. We are so grateful for the…

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A NEW WAY OF APPROACHING HIGH SCHOOL & LEARNING

College readiness

We are committed to excellence in teaching and prepare our students academically and for global citizenship.

Student-teacher ratio 15:1

Our community of dedicated faculty, staff, parents, and volunteers provide the support for every student to grow and thrive.

Next generation learning

We promote an environment of intellectual freedom where students learn to navigate a world of knowledge with curiosity and critical thinking.

Multicultural social leadership

Students learn to embrace the many facets of their identity to become more complete, authentic leaders in their community.

Student technology 1:1

We empower all students to be not only consumers but creators of technology, able to understand and shape the exciting world around them.

Design thinking service projects

Students practice self-direction and build empathy, creativity, and passion through real-world experiences.

Real-World Learning Opportunities

Service projects and community activities connect scholars to life beyond high school

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Giving Back Locally

ODA's field experience team fixing up parks in the community

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Hands-On Career Exposure

Our learners diving into surgical knot training at Stanford Medical School