Head of School Welcome

Welcome to The Oakridge School. Established in 1979, Oakridge celebrates its 40th year in 2018-2019.

The Oakridge School serves students and families from 36 cities and 15 countries. With 772 bright, college-bound students enrolled in fifteen grade levels, Oakridge offers a full menu of curricular and extracurricular opportunities in a dynamic, student-centered environment. A parent has described Oakridge as, “a wonderful school that is small enough to know you, yet large enough to serve you.”

This is an exciting time in the history of our school. While our primary focus remains on student success in a college preparatory setting, we continue to make other significant strides as well. Technology has become increasingly important at Oakridge, and we are particularly proud of our 1:1 program in grades 4-12, the Oakridge Classroom Environment, and the creation of several flexible classrooms – where lessons focus on creativity, communication, and collaboration. Our partnership with Lausanne Learning Institute in Memphis continues into 2018-2019 when we will host the third annual LLI Southwest, a comprehensive national conference for teacher development. Students are the beneficiaries, as they are taught by innovative guest faculty as well as some teachers from among our talented corps of educators at Oakridge.

Our campus provides students a beautiful setting for learning and exploration. Over the last few years, we renovated the Early Childhood Center and built a new Kindergarten facility, the Quinn Family Kindergarten Center. We have also remodeled spaces in all divisions to better serve the needs of today’s learners. Finally, the Oakridge Athletic Complex, our 50-acre outdoor “classroom,” is continuing to evolve. Student-athletes are currently utilizing new practice fields, tennis courts, a field hockey field, a state-of-the art track and field venue, and a football/soccer stadium. 

As you browse our site, I know you will enjoy learning more about our students, our faculty, and, of course, our 3 A’s – academics, arts, and athletics. To gain a deeper understanding of our culture, come visit us. This is a great time to be an Oakridge Owl!

Best Regards,

Jon Kellam
Head of School





The Oakridge School is accredited by the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS). ISAS, a member of the NAIS Commission on Accreditation that has voluntarily submitted to a rigorous and impartial review of its accreditation program and demonstrated its adherence to the Commission’s Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation Practices. ISAS is commended by NAIS for the quality of the Association’s accreditation program for its Member Schools.


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