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
While our students are enjoying the final weeks of summer at home. Oxford is excited to welcome Vista Life Innovations to experience and enjoy the resources of our campus. This Westbrook, CT organization will be hosting their summer session here at Oxford Academy, utilizing our residential dorms, dining hall, and student center for group gatherings. It is a pleasure to lend our space to this wonderful organization.
Thank you Vista Development Staff!
The Oxford boys took full advantage of our close proximity to the Long Island Sound. Students were led by the faculty to enjoy a fantastic, five - week term. Mr Sahl and the guys enjoyed a fun-filled summer, fishing for stripers. Mr. Christie organized the Oxford Sailing Lessons to expose our students to the adventures of the sea. Finally, Mr. Gonzalez's marine biology class joined forces with Project Oceanology for aquatic life discovery.
In continuation of this summer's "adventure theme", the Devil's Hopyard in East Haddam, hosted last week's field trip. Mr. Sahl, Liam M, Max R, Victor L. and Spencer S. climbed Chapman Falls, explored caves, crossed rivers, watched wildlife, and navigated their way up (and down) some steep terrain!
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!
Last week, Mr. Westbrook, was happy to lend a hand to the local elementary school by designing and constructing two Buddy Benches. 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.