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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Students from Oakwood Friends School and the Spackenkill community came together to paint a collaborative Black Lives Matter mural created by high school senior Mary Haddad.  Using a unique paint-by-number design style, this inclusive project involved students from both communities at the middle and high school levels. Never having met before, the students collaborated on this project that took over 320 hours in two and a half months in the hopes of combining their efforts to make an impact in the fight to stop racism.

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Academic Reflection, One Teacher's Perspective

Posted by: Karen Nichols on Wednesday, July 21, 2021


We Widened our Worlds... Anyway!

By: Karen Nichols, Math/Science Chair, Humanities Faculty

As COVID-19 forced unnatural “social distancing” upon our community, I identified a primary goal for the year. During this time of utmost constriction, I would encourage Oakwood students to transcend artificial barriers like masks and Zoom to expand their worlds: they would against the odds know the world better and to know it with purpose.


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