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There are so many reasons for enrolling at Oxford: some of our young men have not been successful in the traditional classroom environment, some wish to accelerate their programs, while others are looking to make up for lost time. International students come for our English as a Second Language (ESL) program and individualized instruction in all subjects. At Oxford Academy, the student’s success is directly connected to his willingness to work hard and assume responsibility for his education.
Oxford Academy can have an extraordinary impact on a young man’s life. It can turn him around and put him on the path to a better education and a better life. It is here that many young men discover their true potential. We welcome you to visit us at one of our informational tours to have a richer and more meaningful understanding of Oxford's mission.
1393 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, Connecticut, USA
Director of Admission:
Admissions Phone:860-399-6247 ext.180Fax:860-399-5555
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Summary: The Oxford Academy is unique in more ways than its hallmark of one-to-one instruction. Equally important is the structured schedule of class time interspersed with study time. The academic day is organized so that each student has one hour between every class. By completing homework directly after it is assigned, the student practices newly learned concepts and effective time management.
Department Director: Marti White
Average Class Size: 1
Full Time Teachers: 23
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 45.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1/1
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Number of AP Courses Offered: 4
Summary: Our Goals for All Students
1. To increase confidence and motivation through successful academic experiences.
2. To improve study habits, strategies and time management.
3. To identify and remediate gaps or deficits in core subjects and skills.
4. To prepare students for college-level expectations.
5. To foster personal responsibility and positive decision-making.
Department Director: Matt LaSota
Number of Dorms: 2
Average Students Per Dorm: 24
No. of Boys Dorms: 2
Dress Code: Other
Summary: Positive peer interaction, cultural understanding, honesty, and respect for one another are integral to Oxford’s close-knit community atmosphere. Consistent and clear parameters promote accountability and personal responsibility, allowing Oxford students to focus on the goals of improving their academic and social skills.
Free time may be spent socializing in the Walter and Joy Mitchell Student Center where students can play ping-pong, pool, or air hockey, relax in the Senior Lounge, watch movies and events on the big screen television, and enjoy video gaming stations. A short walk from the school will take students to nearby shops, restaurants, and beaches. Always available for use are the school’s three tennis courts, the gymnasium and soccer field. Clubs and other activities are organized each year according to student interests.
Oxford’s Activities Director organizes trips to concerts, sporting events, and places of interest, as well as regular outings to the movies and local malls. Outdoor activities include skiing and snowboarding in Vermont, and kayaking and fishing on Long Island Sound. After fulfilling their commitments on Saturdays, students are permitted to travel home or visit friends and families.
Clubs and Organizations
Summary: The primary goal of the Oxford Academy athletic program is to give every student the opportunity to focus on and improve his mental and physical fitness. Throughout the three seasons, students may join one of the varsity teams (soccer, basketball, tennis).
Arts Department Director: Jill Vaughn
Athletics Department Director: Geoff Cartier
Summary: Oxford Academy’s College Counseling Office works closely with students and families, as they navigate their way through the process of the college search and admission process.
• Offers advise about post secondary educational options that best fit a students individual interests and needs
• Provides education regarding the procedures of admission
• Supports and encourages students as they complete applications
Department Director: Martha Neale
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 95.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Fabien Cousteau (Class of 1986)
Moises de la Renta (Class of 2003)
We were fortunate in making some very special friends at Oxford, who were extremely supportive in achieving what we feel is a great victory.
-Mr. and Mrs. Richard Salsburg, Class of 2009, parents of Josh
We would like to thank you and the faculty for helping Kyle regain his confidence and restore his thirst for learning.
-Mr. and Mrs. Harry Greeley, Class of 2009, parents of Kyle
Summary: Oxford’s five-week summer term can be geared towards 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. Our current offerings include College Search, Study Skills, English as a Second Language, Marine Biology, Sailing Lessons, and Cogmed Working Memory Training.
Offered to young men who have completed their junior year, this program is designed to cover all aspects of the college admissions process. Within the structure of Oxford’s one-to-one program, students research colleges, complete the Common App, prepare a personal essay, and visit colleges.
Registration Deadline: N/A
Financial Aid Available:
Intermediate to Advanced ESL students may choose one or two English classes, with an additional conversation class depending on enrollment. Math, science and social studies courses are offered, geared toward the student's level of proficiency and interest. TOEFL and SAT/ACT prep are optional.
Students gain the skills to be active learners, to improve reading comprehension, and to organize and retain information for tests or written work. Upon completion, one-half credit is awarded.
The Oxford Academy offers a unique and compelling way to teach young men a traditional curriculum in a non-traditional setting. That is to say, in a one to one setting - which can benefit a variety of mild learning differences and help those with ADD or ADHD or alternatively allow the intellectually motivated student to accelerate his learning.
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