The Oxford Academy’s mission is to create a supportive learning community for young men built on the values of trust, respect and integrity. At the heart of the Oxford Method is the belief that students, in partnership with their teachers, will find success through increased self-awareness and strategic effort. In a boarding environment with a holistic approach, Oxford’s individualized education balances one-to-one and collaborative learning experiences that challenge each young man to reach his potential.
As Term IV comes to a close so does this year's maple sugaring season. Despite the unusually cold temperatures the Science Department has been busy in the sugar shack transforming sap into pure maple syrup. The final product was evaporated, boiled down, filtered twice, then bottled - and the outcome is absolutely delicious! Great job by the Science Department and all the students who were involved!
Back by popular demand was the Iron Chef Oxford Competition. On March 23, teachers and students teamed up again to create an original dish using four of the following ingredients: a whole coconut, cornstarch, a pomelo, coffee beans, and pork chops. Teams were given 30 minutes to prepare their meal and an opportunity to describe to the panel of judges why their masterpiece was the most flavorful, aromatic, visually pleasing, and unique dish. It was another round of scrumptious fun for the entire group.
Congratulations to Mrs. Monroy, Stephen, and Quinn for their victory.
This weekend, Light on Westbrook- Photography Exhibition fundraiser was a huge success! With 96 submissions and the largest turnout in six years, everyone enjoyed a fantastic night of art and fun.
Thank you to all who came to support The Westbrook Summer Meal Program!
Last week, Oxford honored the senior class at the 100 nights until graduation celebration. The soon - to -be graduates were roasted by Mr. LaSota then awarded personalized gifts by Mrs. Neale. Finally they were officially inducted into the Alumni Association by Board of Trustee, Joe Dattilo '93. A special thanks to Mr. and Mrs Allen for joining us and presenting the annual J. Bradley Allen '13 Leadership Award, to this year's recipient, Quinn R.
Congratulations class of 2017, we are proud of you for all of your hard work!
It took 41 students and 32 members of the faculty and staff 1 afternoon to declare the winner of the Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament on Thursday. Two players each matched up to battle in a series of best out of three contests, to reveal a representative from both the faculty and students teams. Mr. LaSota triumphed over the faculty but he was ultimately taken down by Livingston class of '18 in the finale. Congratulations!
It was a great afternoon of fun for the entire school!
The basketball team sure is on a roll! It was rough in the beginning of the season with two consecutive losses. However, in true Oxford fashion, the Oxen pulled it together this week to defeat ACES and Fishers Island. We are proud of our team and their level of resiliency.
Congrats on another victory this week Coach Lindquist, Coach
Term II concluded with our school wide Kindness Projects. This is a philanthropic initiative for each advisory group, made up of teachers and students, to provide good deeds outside of the Oxford community. Those projects included donating collected non-perishable goods to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen, cleaning up litter in town, presenting gifts to underprivileged families at the Westbrook Youth and Family Services, and much more. We are so proud of our students for going above and beyond to show kindness in our community at large!
Looking forward to Term III Core Value: Integrity