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The Epic Journey of Learning During The 2020 COVID Pandemic


The Epic Journey of Learning During The 2020 COVID Pandemic

Introduction Dear Oxford Day Academy Community, It has been a few months since our last newsletter.  The 2020 pandemic has brought with it challenges and opportunities.  Through it all; however, the learning continues and our students and staff have a lot to share with you.  Given these events, we have decided to transition to a …

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Online Education? We’ve Got This!

Most conversations around schools in the COVID age start from a place of deficit– it’s a narrative that assumes we should strive only to survive. That is not our school’s reality: to the contrary, our model is designed from the ground up to help students unlock their power as they navigate uncertain terrain. The Oxford …

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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 tirelessly to get every member of the ODA community online. From distributing laptops and wifi …

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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 activities, and rigorous academics, ODA juniors continually push themselves towards their fullest potential. Read below …

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ODA Charter Unanimously Renewed!

On the heels of another restful Thanksgiving break, our school community has special reason to give thanks. Earlier this month, the San Mateo County Office of Education board voted unanimously (7-0) to renew the Oxford Day Academy charter for another five years. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue learning and growing as a school. We are …

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Comings and Goings from the UK

As we grow in fidelity to our academic model, so to have we deepened our ties with our UK partners. This month, these relationships have created two poignant comings and goings at our school. First, we were excited to welcome home one of our Juniors, Jay, for a break from her two-year study abroad with our sister boarding …

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Meet the Author: Caylin Moore

ODA students spend much of their time exploring the world around them; equally important is discerning their place within it. As a part of that growth, ODA has begun a Friday lecture series that allows students to explore their place in the world beyond traditional academics. This covers everything from organizational skills, to college and career exploration, …

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The Oxford Global Consortium

In 2018, a group of 15 ODA students, staff, parents, and board members travelled to the University of Oxford for a weeklong tutorial training and immersion experience. This trip afforded our school community a deeper understanding of our instructional method along with an awareness of how and why this method pushes deep student learning. In August 2019, …

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A New Year, with Big Goals

As we begin our third school year, our entire school community will come together around three shared yearlong goals. In particular, ODA students, families, board, and staff will spend the 2019-20 school year focused on three yearlong goals: Increase fidelity to the ODA instructional model Deepen our culture of academic rigor Use data to inform practice This …

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International Exchange: Christ’s Hospital

Last month, eight of our students travelled to the United Kingdom to experience a week-in-the-life at Christ’s Hospital, one of the world’s oldest and most esteemed boarding schools. Founded in 1552, and located in the countryside just beyond London, the school develops students from all around the globe for a life of deep intellectual thought and meaningful …

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