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Oxford's Mission

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

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Student-Teacher Partnership
Personal efficacy is essential to the development of self-confidence and motivation. Students who feel they are partners in their education will learn to connect individual behavior with academic outcomes.
Independent Study
Proctored study halls following each one-to-one class provide structure throughout the academic day.
Customized Curriculum
Students learn best when materials, content, and pace of instruction are appropriately challenging. Thoughtfully designed coursework, with regular assessment, increases motivation and ensures that success is attainable.
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The English Department spent the spring gathering and curating a collection of adventure stories. Although the works have significant representation from explorers, mountaineers, and mariners we also selected some less traditional stories of adventure. These works are introduced by a short essay on adventure by Tom Morris that we expect all students to read. This essay examines what "adventure" means to all of us and highlights ideas we hope students find in the other works they select for summer reading.
Since students have a lot of choice in their reading this summer we're looking forward to getting together in September to discuss what we read, share insights, and explore the diversity of this collection.

The summer read assignment (explained in greater detail) is available two ways:
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Graduation is a special time in a student's life and this weekend, Oxford created lasting memories for our graduates and their families. Beginning on Friday, family and friends expressed their gratitude to the faculty and staff during a lovely cocktail reception. Saturday morning's academic convocation was filled with tears of joy as Mr, Cocchiola, spoke compassionately, about each students journey to graduation. Special awards were presented in honor of outstanding athletic and academic achievement and sentimental words of encouragement came from the Alumnus, Lachlan Markay of Fox News, student speaker Trent Bauroth, and faculty addressee Mr. Lindquist.

Huge thank you to Trustee, Richard Brainerd and everyone who made the commencement exceptional!

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Last week, Mr. Westbrook, was was happy to lend a hand to the local elementary school by designing and constructing two Buddy Benchs. These structures are designated seating areas for students to seek out camaraderie from their peers. Daisy Ingraham Elementary School was so pleased with the donations, they assembled the entire school to thank Mr. Westbrook along with Mr. Cocchiola and his family for their generosity.

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On May, 26 our varsity tennis players were honored for their great spirit of sportsmanship and teamwork at our Spring Sports Banquet. Coach Taylor Sahl brought each player up to be recognized before singling out Ronald M. for earning the Unsung Hero Award, Quinn R. for being the team's Most Improved Player, and Livingston F. as the squad's MVP. Logan B. earned the IM Award, and five more varsity athletes became Iron Men for playing all three varsity sports: Austin I., Piterson F., Livingston F., Ronald M., and Noah T. We are proud of our guys and their contribution to the Athletic Department.

Congratulations to Mr. Tyler Christie who was also honored as this year's recipient of the Walter Mitchell Award.

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Mancala is a "count and capture" board game that originated in Africa, after research Peter G. was allowed to incorporate the activity into his individualized, History and Math classes. This quickly seized the attention of a group of students. Peter then, provided the guidelines to his peers and umpired an elimination tournament until it was time to announce the winner.

Big thanks to Mrs. Sorensen for acknowledging her students passion and integrating it into his education.

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On May 19, Mr. Hayden, Mr. Maragliano along with students Dean and Noah hosted a group of 40 elementary students on campus, providing a fun, educational resource of pond and watershed ecology. It was exciting to see our students speak in great depth about the subject, generating enthusiasm from our visitors, in a discussion about what they have observed. Well done boys!

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On Wednesday, we had a great local version of International Bike/Walk to School Day in Westbrook. Oxford helped chaperone a group of 40-50 elementary school students from the center of town to their school. It was a fun and active way to start a gorgeous spring day on the shoreline. WTNH News Channel 8 met us there and developed an short news story on the event.

Watch coverage on WTNH News Channel 8!

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Last Thursday, Oxford students and teachers pulled together to give back to the community. For the past few years, Oxford Nation a student run philanthropic club, has sponsored a school wide bowling event that is both a source of community building and a means of generating funds for various worthy causes both locally and globally. A big thank you to all the parents, faculty and students who helped make this a fun and enriching event!

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