We are excited to collaborate with the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies

based in New College, University of Oxford, to deepen our practice in the Oxford Tutorial system.

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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.

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.


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.

Learning through Tutorials

Tutorials allow students to connect real-world experiences with academic knowledge.

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The Tutorial Method

ODA's students learn by discussing their knowledge with teachers in tutorials

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Hands-On Career Exposure

Our learners diving into surgical knot training at Stanford Medical School

Online Education? We’ve Got This!

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ODA Goes Online

In response to COVID-19, ODA has joined other schools across the Bay Area in closing our physical campus. Recognizing this necessity, we also believe learning is too important for a ‘wait-and-see’ approach, so ODA students and staff have worked quickly and…

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Student Spotlight: Meet Kimberly

School is back in session, and our students are hard at work: thinking, learning, challenging, and growing. This is especially true for our juniors, who are busy ramping up for college applications and life after graduation. In the flurry of SAT prep, extracurricular…

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