Mission & Philosophy

Oak Meadow provides a flexible, progressive education for independent learners

Based on rigorous academic standards: Our curriculum aligns with accepted national academic standards, while maintaining our commitment to providing an innovative, experiential, child-centered education.

Involves the whole child: An Oak Meadow education engages and integrates every aspect of the child. Our compassionate approach encourages critical thinking and intellectual development through hands-on activities, interdisciplinary projects, and thoughtful reading and writing practice.

Respects the natural development of children: Our curriculum introduces subjects and skills in a carefully considered sequence to support and nurture the natural development of children. We strive to keep the wonder and excitement of childhood alive and to spark each individual’s passion for learning.

Adapts to unique styles and needs: Because children learn differently, our curriculum is written to accommodate a variety of visual, auditory, and physical styles. We offer options to fit each child’s interests, talents, styles, and needs so that they may learn easily, successfully, and enjoyably.

Promotes caring, supportive relationships: Children  are intelligent, creative beings eager to ask questions and express new ideas. Our curriculum encourages families to create a network of learning relationships—friends, family members, community resources, other homeschooling families, Oak Meadow teachers and educational counselors—to nourish and support the young learner.