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.
Please join us in congratulating and welcoming our new Director of Admissions, Helen Waldron to The Oxford Academy!
Helen is an extremely well-respected educator and educational therapist with roughly 27 years of experience helping school aged children become successful learners. She has an extensive background in boarding schools, admissions, curriculum development and faculty coaching. Helen holds a Masters Degree in Special Education and Bachelors in Psychology which coincides with her longstanding passion for working with students of varying abilities and their families. We know that she will be a fantastic addition to our community.
Oxford Nation a student-run philanthropic club sponsored its annual school-wide bowling event that was both a rich source of community building and means to generate more than $1,000 for three worthy causes. A big thank you to all the parents, faculty and students who helped make this a fun and enriching event!
Mr. LaSota and six of our seniors celebrated their upcoming graduation with a trip to "The Happiest Place on Earth". The students took a break from classes to visit Walt Disney World and the Animal Kingdom to create long- lasting memories before moving on to college. It was a fun experience for our boys.
On Wednesday, Head of School, Phil Cocchiola, Zach Hayden, Martha Neale, Marti White, Tora Massey, and Faith Asselin took the train to bean-town to connect with alumni and friends. The former graduates mingled with classmates and friends sharing stories and memories of their time while at Oxford. All thirteen attendees discussed what's been happening on campus and enjoyed only the best food and beverage from Boston's infamous Bell In Hand Tavern.
Thank you all for joining us and making this a great event!
Last week, twenty-eight students joined eight faculty members for their annual interdisciplinary trip to Provincetown to experience the history and beauty of Cape Cod. The group explored the tidal flats, enjoyed an afternoon of whale watching, and visited the historic Pilgrim Monument and brought great photos of their journey.
Thank you, Mr. Sahl for organizing an incredible trip!
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!