Educating young men one-to-one since 1906

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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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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Spring Parent's Weekend began with a reception and parent/teacher conference to discuss the boys and their progress this year. The following day, Mrs. Zimmerman did a presentation on mindfulness- an effort to "know thyself", Mr. Pachniuk discussed an upcoming voyage to Italy, and Mr. Cocchiola reviewed the Final Pieces Capital Campaign! The weekend concluded with a large, luncheon specialty prepared by our own, Chef Dave.

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The Oxford community was thrilled to welcome a group of nine Educational Consultants to campus on May 3. This group travelled from various parts of the country to visit schools along the Shoreline, over the course of three days. They were educated about the Oxford unique Academic and Residential Life, followed by an unsupervised discussion with a panel of students regarding their individual "Oxford Experiences". Finally, the consultants were greeted by members of the community while student leaders facilitated a tour through our beautiful campus. Thank you everyone who participated in making this a fulfilling day!

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The Oxford Academy community is taking full advantage our Spring 2016 Reading Challenge!. Students, faculty and staff will read selections from each of the five categories outlined by Mrs. Gilman, school Librarian. The entries are due in the beginning of May, awesome prizes and chosen winners will be announced on May 5th.

Good Luck to everyone and thanks for your participation!

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