Located on the gorgeous CT Shoreline, Oxford Academy is the original one-to-one top secondary, all boys, college preparatory independent boarding school.

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Individualized Academic Program



Planning a student’s curriculum begins during the admission process. Through one-to-one interviews with the Head of School, Dean of Studies, and Dean of Students, we explore the young man’s perspective on education through his learning profile, experiences, interests, and goals for the future. Parental input, along with a review of records and testing, helps the Dean of Studies determine overall academic needs. Based on this information, as well as initial testing, a program of coursework is planned that matches the student’s learning goals.

The next stage begins as each teacher reviews the student's profile and then assesses his knowledge and skills in the subject. Together, teacher and student set the direction of the course. Oxford teachers are experienced at working with students of varying backgrounds and needs, and student input is integral to this process.

Oxford teachers want to be sure that each student leaves Oxford with the thinking, organizational, and communication skills necessary for the challenges in his future. Each student will need to communicate effectively through the written and spoken word, to use technology to find and demonstrate knowledge, to evaluate sources of information, to think critically, and to solve problems. He will also need to be able to organize his time and materials, and to retain, demonstrate, and use new learning. These fundamental skills are built in to each course at Oxford. Students who feel they need more support may opt to take our Study Skills course.

The Oxford Method