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Founded in 1796, Oakwood Friends School is New York State's oldest co-educational boarding and day school. It is an independent, college preparatory school serving grades 5-12.

Welcome to Oakwood! Summer is here, and our campus is abuzz with student camps, theater renovations, upgrades to our sports fields and courts, and faculty engagement inside and outside the classroom.  We invite you to join one of our virtual open houses.  Talk with our Head of School, academic directors, and faculty. Learn about Oakwood’s academic and extra-curricular offerings, and our plans heading into Fall 2021 term. We look forward to connecting! 

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Oakwood commemorated its 100th year on its Poughkeepsie campus with a celebration September 24 – 26, 2021.  The weekend events began on Friday with the Annual Carolyn “Dash” Davis Gleiter '51 Lecture on Social Justice presented by former Oakwood history teacher Michael J. Steinberg, Director of the Civil Rights Litigation Initiative at Michigan Law School. Saturday’s events included the Alumni Association Annual Meeting, receptions, art projects and testimonial videotaping for returning alumni and visitors.

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Growing at Oakwood


Posted by: Julie Okoniewski on Friday, August 27, 2021

While two tropical storms converged on the campus this August, we welcomed a New York City Friends School soccer team into our dorms and fields and  prepared the rest of campus for the arrival of our students from around the Hudson Valley and around the globe. With close to four inches of rain in a few hours, our four-season greenhouse, located where tennis courts once stood fifty years ago, temporarily transformed into a shallow sun-filled pool.

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