An Independent School in Littleton, MA serving Students Ages 15 Months–Grade 8

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Always Oak Meadow

Every day Oak Meadow is demonstrating that in school, just like in life, restrictions don’t have to impede progress; they can propel it. Together, whether in our classrooms or learning at home, we are all lifted up by the joy and purpose of discovery.

COVID-19 and School Reopening

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What Makes an Oak Meadow Student Stand Out?

Our students share recognizable habits that support their individuality while also distinguishing them collectively…

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What Makes an Oak Meadow Classroom Hum?

There is something almost paradoxical in an Oak Meadow classroom—a quiet intensity that is relaxed yet on task…

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What Does it Mean to be Successful at Oak Meadow?

We know that the individual accomplishments that make a student thrive in school are the very same skills and habits of mind that prepare them for their unknown futures…

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What Do You Want Your School Community to Look Like?

The essential questions that inform every parent’s assessment of a school community…

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In the Spotlight at Oak Meadow

Head of School Blog

Read the latest from our Head of School, Jay Scheurle. In Smaller is better — especially now Jay discusses the impact of learning in a smaller school.

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What Makes an Oak Meadow Student Stand Out?

Courage. Confidence. Curiosity. Compassion. Oak Meadow students share recognizable habits of mind that support their individuality while also distinguishing them collectively. They are the ones having meaningful conversations with people they’ve just met—people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, identities. They are the ones who wonder about their surroundings and aren’t afraid to ask questions and, though they readily demonstrate an ability to find answers independently, they also enthusiastically enlist the participation of others.

They have a profound sense of self and a sense of purpose—an understanding that they are part of a larger community that depends on their contributions. They embrace the responsibility that comes with that understanding—to improve not just themselves but also their world. They are confident yet humble, knowing they have the capacity, knowledge, and skills to always keep learning—and to be able to apply their skills in any new situation.

What Makes an Oak Meadow Classroom Hum?

There is something almost paradoxical in an Oak Meadow classroom—a quiet intensity that is relaxed yet on task. Students are choosing their own activities while being thoughtfully and almost imperceptibly guided by teachers who are in tune with each child’s interests and developmental readiness. As expertly trained practitioners, teachers always have a plan—helping each child learn independently and also collaboratively while achieving mastery of essential content.

There is no teacher at the front of the room telling students what to learn. Rather, teachers design classroom spaces carefully and ask probative questions in order to channel students’ natural curiosity. Through intentional preparation of materials and activities, teachers ensure that students intuitively fulfill each lesson’s goals. Students are immersed in an environment that is fertile ground for constructing new knowledge and making connections along the way. A learning path that is informed by the interests of each student is a path that begs to be taken. And the constant hum? That’s the sound of a plan coming together—happy kids, engaged minds, and daily personal growth.

What Does it Mean to be Successful at Oak Meadow?

At Oak Meadow, we know that the individual accomplishments that make a student thrive in school are the very same skills and habits of mind that prepare them for their unknown futures (whether the next day, the next school, or the next job). Success is a process here and often follows a very wiggly path. As a result, there are many benchmarks along the way that signal progress.

What Do You Want Your School Community to Look Like?

Will my child belong? Will my family belong? Are these not the essential questions that inform every parent’s assessment of a school community? Of course you want the answers to be ‘yes.’ But is that enough? You expect a school to raise the academic bar for your child; shouldn’t it raise the community bar as well?

We know that if students are to be prepared for a world they can’t imagine, our school must be a microcosm of the communities we hope they will create. We model the grace, courtesy, and kindness that should be the cornerstone of every social unit around the globe. With cultural sensitivity, we welcome students and families of all kinds, from all backgrounds and know deep down that we are all equally deserving of the advantages our community affords. We value each student not only as a learner but as an individual and appreciate the strength of our diverse population.

These are the foundational principles of our community and the expectations we have for all who join us.