New format to give interactive presentation of school
Oakwood Friends School will host a newly designed information session on Wednesday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m. Visitors should meet at the Turner Math and Science Building on the Oakwood Friends School campus, 22 Spackenkill Road, Poughkeepsie.
The 2.5-hour program will begin with an informal meet-and-greet with Head of School Peter F. Baily, Assistant Head for Academics and Student Life Anna Bertucci, and various faculty. After the introduction, visitors and current students will participate in two abbreviated classes, which for the April event will draw from art history, science and English.
Student guides will then take families on a tour to see the school in session. At the conclusion of the program, admissions staff will be available to informally discuss the admission and financial aid process.
The April 24 event will be the sole spring session. The new information sessions will only be offered three times a year.
Oakwood Friends School, founded in 1796, is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day and boarding school serving grades 6-12. Guided by Quaker values, Oakwood Friends educates and strengthens young people for lives of conscience, compassion and accomplishment. It fosters a community of students and staff in an atmosphere of mutual respect and enrichment, sensitive to the world and its needs.
Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance. For further information, call 845-462-4200, ext. 245.