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Welcome from Our Head of School

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the The Oaks.

The Oaks School is an independent school in the heart of Hollywood. Founded in 1986, we are a thriving K-6 progressive school.

Our philosophy is founded on the belief that we create the best learning opportunities when children are able to share in the responsibility of their own education, and when they feel safe to take risks, make mistakes, and master skills. Curriculum at The Oaks educates the whole child. Through project-based learning, students are encouraged to explore, challenge, and interpret the world around them.

At The Oaks School, our idea of progressive education is based on three important beliefs. First, we believe that children learn best when their ideas are taken seriously and when they are encouraged to be themselves. We also see that the purpose of education is to provide children with the tools and skills to work for a more just and equitable society. Finally we believe that the best education is organized around questions, issues, and problems that require critical thinking, connect the various subjects, and foster collaboration and connection.

Our faculty and staff are a diverse group of individuals brought together by a love of learning and a commitment to progressive education and social justice. This results in an exciting educational environment where, surrounded by an inspiring and supportive community, children can lay the foundation to both a successful school journey and a fulfilling life.

I look forward to seeing you on campus where you can experience this wonderful school firsthand.


Ted Hamory

Head of School

“ Our students come to us full of curiosity, creative energy and an eagerness to learn. Our role as educators is to nurture these traits and empower these youngsters to be the best possible versions of themselves.” - Ted Hamory, Head of School

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