Plan to join us for the Fall Open House and STEM-Quest on November 5.

Why Oak Meadow?

Oak Meadow is a place of creative, active learning for children from their earliest years through adolescence. We hold a deep respect for each child’s innate curiosity.

Our teachers are committed to developing intrinsically motivated students, original thinkers, and confident, compassionate citizens of the world.

At Oak Meadow School, we…

  • value active learning
  • develop intrinsically motivated learners
  • produce graduates who are confident self-advocates

Integrated curriculum, hands-on learning, and nature-based studies are at
the heart of an Oak Meadow education.

The Benefits of an Oak Meadow Education

We believe in nurturing and sustaining each child’s natural curiosity and developing sophisticated thinkers and wise individuals. Read on to see how these concepts are developed at each stage of the Oak Meadow experience.

By the end of Beginners, each student will have...

  • developed a sense of respect for other people and their environment
  • developed necessary skills to have more social interactions with others
  • been given the tools to express empathy towards others
  • developed the ability to use language appropriately to express needs and emotions
  • developed the skills to dress independently and use the toilet independently
  • developed a 1-to-1 correspondence
  • begun to develop and strengthen fine motor skills for later academic writing

By the end of Children's House, each student will have...

  • Developed a deep-seated sense of independence
  • Developed leadership skills from mentoring younger students.
  • Developed the ability to ask for help when needed
  • Been given the time and space to reflect on their mistakes and use them as learning tools
  • Learned how to handle conflict in a constructive manner
  • Gained social and intellectual confidence
  • Been exposed to a language-rich environment, fostering a love of reading
  • Developed strong number sense through work with the hundred board, golden beads, and skip-counting chains
  • Explored patterns and relationships with the binomial and trinomial cubes, setting the stage for future algebraic work
  • Created and labeled numerous maps of each continent
  • Created original pieces of art in a variety of media
  • Learned to read and write musical rhythms
  • Created a “three sister” garden (corn, squash, and beans) and will have planted, harvested, dried, and cooked with “the sisters”

By the end of Lower Elementary, each student will have...

  • Developed a sense of self and independence
  • Mentored a younger student in both an academic and social setting
  • Developed the ability to ask for help from a teacher or peer when needed
  • Reflected on his or her learning strengths and weaknesses and set personal learning goals
  • Applied social skills strategies to solve peer conflict
  • Given a speech in front of his/her peers as well as the Oak Meadow parent community
  • Demonstrated patience, understanding, and empathy towards others
  • Used place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic
  • Represented and solved problems involving multiplication and division
  • Used test tubes and beads to explore the concepts behind long division
  • Created an experiment that demonstrated how the universe works for others to learn from
  • Been immersed in a language-rich environment
  • Learned to play recorder and read melodies and rhythms
  • Created an original piece of art in a variety of media
  • Created a “three sister” garden (corn, squash, and beans) and will have planted, harvested, dried, and cooked with “the sisters”
  • Participated in community-oriented service projects

By the end of Upper Elementary, each student will have...

  • Become a confident self-advocate
  • Reflected on his or her learning strengths and weaknesses and set personal learning goals
  • Mentored a younger student in both an academic and social setting
  • Given a speech in front of his/her classmates
  • Written and delivered a “This I Believe” graduation speech
  • Participated in writing a classroom constitution
  • Used math manipulatives to explore advanced algebraic and geometric concepts
  • Used teamwork to solve challenging math problems
  • Written a persuasive piece on a topic of personal importance
  • Developed a comprehensive Science Fair project on a topic of personal importance and presented the results to the entire school community
  • Researched a topic of choice to create a hands-on project and research paper for presentation
  • Performed in and helped to write an original musical
  • Performed improvisational theater
  • Learned to play the flute, trumpet, saxophone or baritone horn
  • Created original pieces of art in a variety of media
  • Participated in multiple community-oriented service projects

By graduation from Middle School, each student will have...

  • Become a confident self-advocate
  • Reflected on his or her learning strengths and weaknesses and set personal learning goals
  • Led multiple parent/teacher conferences
  • Given multiple speeches in front of his/her classmates
  • Applied the concrete principles of a binomial cube learned in Children’s House to abstract binomial multiplication
  • Used teamwork to solve a challenging math problem
  • Completed Transition Algebra, Algebra I Honors, or Geometry
  • Written a well-researched informative piece evaluating the lasting impact ancient civilizations, especially Greece and Rome, had on our own society
  • Developed a comprehensive Science Fair project on a topic of personal importance and presented the results to the entire school community
  • Practiced holding conversations in Spanish
  • Written and presented multiple speeches in Spanish
  • Developed the skills to place into Spanish II or Spanish Honors in high school
  • Simulated being an air traffic controller and landed planes safely given specific measurements
  • Performed on stage in a play or musical
  • Learned to conduct classical music
  • Composed contemporary electronic music
  • Performed improvisational theater
  • Created original pieces of art in a variety of media
  • Cooked breakfast over an open fire
  • Created a business plan and run a business
  • Participated in multiple community-oriented service projects

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