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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Summer Session

Oxford’s five-week summer term can be geared toward many different needs. Students already enrolled may use summer term to make up time or accelerate. New students may enroll in summer term to get a head start to the regular year or for remedial work. We offer all standard academic classes, as well as a few courses special to our summer program.

Special Course Options

Summer College Search

Oxford Academy’s Summer College Search Program is offered to young men who have completed their junior year. Directed by Oxford’s college counselor, the program is designed to cover all aspects of the college admissions process. Within the structure of Oxford’s one-to-one academic and residential program, students have the opportunity to research colleges, complete the Common Application, prepare a personal essay, and visit colleges and universities in driving distance.

English as a Second Language

Oxford's 5-week summer term is an excellent way for international students to be introduced to American culture while improving their English skills in the one-to-one classroom. Intermediate to Advanced ESL students may choose one or two individualized English classes, with an additional conversation class depending on enrollment. Mathematics, science and social studies courses are offered at the ESL level, with courses geared toward each student's level of proficiency and interest. TOEFL and SAT/ACT prep are optional programs.

Marine Biology

A unique feature of our summer term is the half-credit Marine Biology Course. Unlike most classes at Oxford, Marine Biology is taught in a small group of approximately six students. This hands on course meets for one hour daily and takes advantage of the school's proximity to the Long Island Sound, taking trips to Mystic Aquarium and Project Oceanology out of Avery Point, CT.

Social Studies Seminar

The History Department's Summer Seminar focuses on pressing Current Event issues and essential historical and political moments of the late 20th & early 21st century not normally covered in traditional High School History courses.

Study Skills

The Oxford Study Skills course is designed to ensure that a student has the appropriate tools to learn. Students proceed through seven areas that teach students the skills to be active learners, to improve reading comprehension, and to organize and retain information for tests or written work.

Sailing Lessons

Offered through Pilot’s Point Marina in Westbrook, interested students can learn to sail on a Colgate 26 sailboat. The lessons teach basic sailing and navigation, racing techniques, and tactics including spinnaker work. Three days a week, the 2-2.5 hour instruction will prepare the individual for large boat sailing, cruising or racing. The lessons are open to all, regardless of ability.
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