ODA Charter Unanimously Renewed!

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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C.R.A.M.

One of our core values, Kujichagulia, reflects our commitment to self-determination: Oxford Day Academy students must learn to be the solvers of their own problems, and the leaders of their own lives. Through this lens, our school community pushes students not just to achieve academic excellence, but to also design, implement, and adjust solutions to any …

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An education without walls

All to often, high school curriculum focuses on what students ought to learn without placing equal emphasis on why they ought to do so. At Oxford Day Academy, students spend up to half of their time off campus, discovering the ways in which their academic knowledge will intersect the other facets of their intellectual, personal and …

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Harvard, Facebook, Formal, Oh My!

As our students grow as thinkers and learners, so do their opportunities for meaningful engagement in the world around them. During the month of February, Oxford Day Academy students had at least one major off-site event every week. Read below for reflections from students on three such examples, including: Our first ever formal dance, which …

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Preparing for the SAT

Our students spend their days learning how to think deeply and critically, and they know this will set them up for success in college and in life. Equal part to that success, our students must be equipped to navigate the admissions process in order to attend the college that is best for them. For this reason, …

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