A holistic approach: boarding and academics the best combination for your child

Boarding School – why it is best for your child

Oakwood believes that education supported with lifestyle development makes for the ideal learning model. Our boarding creates a continuum for developing minds. Tutoring, boarding and lodging, clothing, medication and monitoring of routine are all taken care of by the school.

 

From our experience, we have observed that achieving emotional stability, having healthy eating habits and sleep routines help to accomplish academic goals and adapt in a community to live a wholesome life in today’s challenging world. After school- time is used for remedial classes, sports and play activities and extracurricular activities such as dramatics and elocution. Annual shows by the school allow parents to witness their child’s development during the year . Boarding school controls the exposure of children to needless information that a young developing mind can do without and also provides activities and nutrition to create a healthy lifestyle. Children are free to go home to their families on holidays listed by the school, to spend quality time at home with no pressures of homework and school.

 

We work on the premise that each child is born with a unique potential and it is upto the school to unlock it. Boarding also enables parents to live a guilt free work life, knowing that their child is being nurtured in a homely, stress-free environment, away from home.

ACADEMICS – How we teach

Each child is surrounded by nurturing master teachers who use resource based, eclectic instructional methods to teach rational academic skills and subject content. From primary to middle school, Oakwood teachers know how to remediate areas of weakness, build on inherent strengths and help each student to discover his or her own learning style.

OAKWOOD SCHOOL follows the public school pattern of education and activities with emphasis on English Language, both written and spoken, Mathematics, SST, Hindi and General Knowledge. We also teach basic Computer Skills. The number of students in each class is kept sufficiently small to provide greater personal attention to the students. A student teacher ratio of 1:10 is maintained. No student is allowed to speak in any other language but english with co- students and staff. English being a Language not commonly used in `many homes, special stress is laid on teaching the language.

Hindi, being our National Language as well as mother tongue in most North Indian Homes, is taught in a simple manner to provide knowledge and understanding by regular reading and writing along with grammar.Sundays and Holidays are Hindi days when Hindi movies and entertainment programmer are organized in the school.

At Oakwood, we do not include formal religious instruction; all religious festivals are celebrated with equal zeal and the children are taught to love and respect all religions equally. We believe in the strength of the individual and the faith imposed on development.

THE PRIMARY PROGRAMME (Nursery to Class I)

Developing strong foundational skills in reading and mathematics is at the heart of the primary programme. Our teachers teach small groups of children which allows for individual attention.

THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Class II to Class V)

Our teachers understand the development continuum and use our scope and sequence of skills to guide students in the basics to develop writing skills and math instructions. The children are also introduced to the sciences and secondary languages.

THE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Class VI to Class VIII)

Our middle school programme focuses on preparing our students for a variety of high school options, while continuing to remediate and reinforce each student’s foundational skills in all areas of strategic learning. We also work with parents to help them find the best possible fit for their child after they graduate from Oakwood.

THE OAKWOOD WAY

  • Staff to student ratio 1:10
  • Small class size, between 10 and 20 students per class
  • Social skills and moral value lessons in all classes
  • Language, mathematics, social study and science-incorporated study skills and hands on activities
  • The curriculum includes adaptive physical education instructions, enriching classes in art and music, dramatics and an annual display with 100% student participation with no external help
  • Child-centred curriculum – our focus is on understanding the course, not just covering it
  • Doctors visit twice a week and doctors on call
  • Nutritious and timely meals
  • No corporal punishment
  • Patient and loving care

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN OAKWOODIAN

6.00 am

Wake up time, followed by ablutions, making beds and changing into sports kit under supervision of matrons and ayahs

6.30 am

Proceed for light waking up exercises under supervision of sports teacher

7.00 am

Return to dorm, bathe and get dressed for school day under supervision of matrons and ayahs

7.45 am

Breakfast in school dining hall under supervision of matrons

8.45 am

Morning assembly and moral value education with teachers

9.00 am – 11.00 am

Classes

11.00 am – 11.15 am

Snacks and milk break under supervision of teachers

11.15 am – 1.15 pm

Classes

1.15 pm – 2.00 pm

Wash up and lunch under supervision of teachers

2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Classes

3.45 pm – 4.00 pm

Evening milk and snacks under supervision of teachers

4.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Change into sports kit under supervision of matrons and ayahs

4.15 pm – 5.30 pm

Organised games under supervision of sports teachers

5.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Remedial classes under supervision of teachers

6.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Extracurricular activities under supervision of teachers

7.30 pm – 8.15 pm

Dinner under supervision of matrons

8.15 pm – 9.00 pm

Interaction time and preparing for bed

9.00 pm

Lights out