At Oakwood we focus on each child as an individual who is accepted and valued. We offer continuity and consistency of curriculum designed to develop the whole child. The elementary curriculum is made up of a foundation program for grades 1 - 3, and an intermediate program for grades 4 and 5. In addition to the basic subjects of Language Arts, Mathematics and Social Studies, all grades take Science, Spanish, Art, Physical Education, Music and Drama, all taught by specialist teachers.
A systematic program is used for reading instruction, balancing phonics and authentic literature with explicit skills instruction. Grammar, vocabulary and penmanship are all a focus. Decoding and encoding skills, comprehension strategies and a broad range of writing and language skills are thoroughly taught. Individualization is carried out through flexible grouping based on needs observed during teaching. A multi-sensory approach is used whenever possible to accommodate all types of learners. Children at all levels are actively involved in thinking skills, problem-solving strategies and real life applications enabling them to develop a thorough understanding of mathematics.
The elementary years provide a strong foundation for future academic and social growth. We are dedicated to providing an environment in which students explore and research ideas, develop higher level thinking skills, and become independent, self-directed, joyful learners.