Ending on a High Note

Ending on a High Note

It is hard to believe that this newsletter will be the last of the semester, and that our students are just a few weeks away from their final exams. As they prepare for finals, ODA students are also finding time and space to reflect on their roles as leaders of our school and members of our community; …

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Students Raise Their Voice

Though they may not yet be old enough to vote, our students still find important opportunities for their voice in politics. They are well aware of the social issues that await their generation; but rather than see themselves as victims of the challenges that await, our students push themselves to engage in potential solutions– to deeply understand …

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Fidelity to Our Vision

Since we opened in 2017, it has been critical that we not sacrifice the integrity of our model. Harkness tables, small group instruction, independent learning time, Oxford tutorials, and field experience are critical to our vision, but they are also unfamiliar to most people when they first enter our building. Holding our vision has required us to …

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Experiencing Oxford

During the past month, our community had two separate opportunities to deeply engage with the Oxford experience. First, 15 members of the Oxford Day Academy community — including students, staff, parents, and board members — spent a week abroad on the University of Oxford campus. The purpose of this trip was to deepen all stakeholders’ …

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An Exceptional Summer

At Oxford Day Academy, summers are not a break from learning– they are an opportunity to extend and deepen the learning experiences that are key to our approach. Read below to hear about the summer work of three of our students: Sarai, who attended an advanced emergency medicine training at Stanford University; Kerry, who became …

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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 the incredible talent and work ethic of our students, staff, and governing board. As proud …

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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 when our students and families are driving our charge. To that end, our parents meet …

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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 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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