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A Teacher’s Perspective


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 love, leadership, and passion our educators bring to their craft; it is clear that they …

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My School Is Special Because…

Have you ever wondered what makes your school a special place to be? We ask ourselves this question each and every day at Oxford Day Academy, and our answer is always the same: our school is extraordinary because of the incredible students, parents, community partners, and staff who bring it to life each day. Their energy, love, …

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A Trip to Harvard

Last week, eight ninth-grade ODA students travelled to Boston for a three-day tour of Harvard University. During this time, students stayed in the Harvard dorms and dined in the Harvard dining halls, while also completing tours of the business school, law school, medical school, and undergraduate campuses. All eight students also sat in on an international economics class (at the …

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Un viaje a Harvard

Un Viaje a Harvard La semana pasada, ocho estudiantes de ODA de noveno grado viajaron a Boston para realizar una gira de tres días por la Universidad de Harvard. Durante este tiempo, los estudiantes se quedaron en los dormitorios de Harvard y cenaron en los comedores de Harvard, mientras que también completaron recorridos por la …

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A Week in the Field

Oxford Day Academy knows that students benefit from real-world learning experiences that are integrated with academic content. This week began with all students attending Camp LEAD, a three-day leadership retreat. After 20 years of operations in Southern California, this program selected ODA as the first partner for their expansion to Northern California. Our students had this …

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Our First Final Exams

Oxford Day Academy students experienced their first finals week this December. In keeping with the traditions of the University of Oxford, all  took their exams in official ODA wear — in our case, a bright blue tie. Also in keeping with the university experience, students were required to complete rigorous, cumulative exams that tested not only their content …

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Excellence Begins Now

Oxford Day Academy scholars are serious about their education. Though still in ninth grade, they are already hungry for opportunities that will connect them to life after high school. Last month, all 50 students completed a clinical anatomy mini-course before attending a training at Stanford Medical School. There, they learned the basics of suturing as well as the components …

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Profile of ODA Pilot Work

NOV 2016. The ODA team has been hard at work testing and refining its instructional model. Read more about the pilot work we’re doing with students around the Bay Area to prepare for our launch in fall 2017.

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