The Oxford Academy was founded to educate young men with good potential
who do not always do well in a classroom situation but who can achieve
acceptable and sometimes extraordinary academic success when given
individualized attention. All teaching is one-to-one.
A curriculum at the Oxford Academy is planned for each student
taking into account his academic needs. The curriculum consists
of courses in the five traditional academic subject areas with an
The faculty at Oxford Academy consists of two part-time and 19
full-time members. Six hold a master's degree. For faculty the average
length of stay is four to five years.
Forty-four students is the maximum that can be accommodated. The
fees of $44,370 include tuition and boarding. There are additional
charges for books and supplies and a lab fee of $75 for each science
course taken. Students come from eight states and seven foreign
countries. Younger students, after one or two years, go back to
traditional schools; most older students go on to college.
The school is in operation from September to June, and for a summer
session in June and July. The class day is from 08:00 to 15:00,
Monday to Friday, with testing on Saturday mornings. A sports program
is held each day from 15:30 to 16:30.
Facilities at Oxford Academy include Knight Hall, the academic
building which houses the study center/library, offices for the
Headmaster and each teacher, science laboratories, two dormitories
(each equipped to house 21 students and three faculty members),
a gymnasium, four historic houses for resident faculty and their
families, and one also has space for Admissions, Reception area
and business offices, and a recreation building. There are three
tennis courts and two playing fields.
To gain admission to Oxford Academy a boy must be of average to
superior intelligence and have the desire to work hard to improve
his scholastic progress. He must be of sound mind and of good behavior.
Copies of previous schools' transcripts must be submitted, along
with the results of any testing. An interview is required for full
admission (not for the summer school).