We were blessed to find the wonderful people at Oakland school last year. When we found out our child had a learning disability and was reading below grade level we were not sure how best to help him over the summer. After researching other programs in the area, we were happy to find Oakland School and their summer camp program. The camp at Oakland provides a loving nurturing environment that focuses on academic skills, especially increasing reading levels to help prevent the “summer slump” our son had in previous years. We also love that academics isn’t the only theme at Oakland’s camp. There is also a focus on outdoor skills such as horseback riding, swimming, and archery, providing a true camp experience. Our son made friends that have continued in the school year and is excited for his next summer at Oakland.
Nicole and Steve A.
The summer camp at Oakland school is a rare find! My son started summer camp struggling with reading and in just 23 days we saw significant jump that surpassed two years of tutoring. The program is well thought out and balanced to include lots of fun activities such as horseback riding and sports, in addition to academics. That is where we learned the Oakland Way! We highly recommend it!
Summer Camp Parents
As an alumni parent and grandparent, I can say that Oakland School saved our son and grandson. Both boys could not keep up even in top-rated public schools with LD resources. They shut down and became belligerent, sad children at school. Oakland School gave them the confidence and tools to become successful students in high school and life-long learners with a joy in reading.
Day School Parent
This was the very first fall Oliver has returned to school with a smile and confidence to his step. Knowing he kept up with academics during the summer helped alleviate the anxiety that used to rule his school mornings. Worried camp is boring or too much school? Oliver assures everyone that the “school” part of camp was “no big deal.” He came home full of stories of horses, swimming, and popsicles!
Oakland Alumni Parent and Oakland Boarding School Alumni Grandparent
Day School Parent