Life at The Oaks School
The Oaks believes that education is a collaborative effort between parents, teachers, and children, requiring open, clear communication between home and school, and a strong sense of community. Learning in context of community means individual expression and differences are honored through dialogue and respect.
Every Friday at 8:45 am, the whole school meets in the Chapel for an assembly. These are usually run by each class in turn. At the end of each assembly, two 6th graders light a candle and give us the “Thought for the Week.” On special occasions, assemblies are held in the Sanctuary.
This is usually held on the first or second weekend in October. This is a time when all the parents and students spend a weekend camping at a nearby site, currently held at The Sage Hill campground in the Santa Ynez Valley. It is a wonderful way for families, faculty and staff to get to know each other by the campfire, during potluck dinners, while singing or storytelling, hiking, swimming, or picnicing.
Art Fair and Grandfriends’ Day
Usually held on the last day before spring break, grandparents and friends and parents are invited to join students for some playful and creative crafting. Students also exhibit their best artwork in a more formal setting, and adults join in the courtyard for a special reception.