Middle School News
Below are upcoming events that the Office of Admissions is hosting. If you are unable to attend one of the events, you may schedule a tour at www.theoakridgeschool.org/campusvisit or by calling 817-451-4994.
Oakridge school buses will feature a new look during the 2019-2020 school year, as they carry students to campus and around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex for academic, arts, and athletic events.
The new wrap, designed in partnership with Gorilla Wraps, prominently features cheering fans under a blue gradient. The photo was taken during a high school football game. The Oakridge School crest is on both the driver and passenger sides of the bus, while the top displays the school's website address, theoakridgeschool.org. The Oakridge "O" along with the school's distinctive white fence appears on the rear of the vehicle.
"We are very excited to kick off the 2019-2020 school year in our newly wrapped bus," said Director of Facilities David Languell. "Providing transportation is something that differentiates us from many other private and independent schools in DFW, and the enhanced design ensures our Owls can ride in style — something that supports a winning mentality at Oakridge."
Transportation is available to the following cities:
- Cedar Hill/DeSoto/Duncanville/Grand Prairie
The Oakridge School has again been named the best private school in Arlington by Arlington Today readers. The magazine’s 2019 Readers’ Choice All Star winners were announced August 1. This marks the third straight year that Oakridge has been recognized with the honor.
Voters made their selections earlier this year at ArlingtonToday.com in more than 160 categories. The full list of 2019 winners may be found here.
The Oakridge School has been recognized as a 2019 Best School by Niche, the largest ranking and review website of K-12 schools in the U.S.
Oakridge ranked No. 296 (top 13 percent) of 2,213 Best Private K-12 Schools in America. Oakridge ranked No. 19 (top 10 percent) of 177 Best Private K-12 Schools in Texas, and No. 14 (top 3.6 percent) of 382 Best Private High Schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Oakridge is the only school that earned an A+ rating in the city of Arlington.
"These rankings reflect our faculty and staff members' rigorous approach and unwavering commitment to both educating and equipping young people to succeed in college and life," said Head of School Jon Kellam. "As we continue to celebrate 40 years of service, our vision is clear and we remain steadfast in our mission of inspiring students to seek their full potential in academics, the arts, and athletics in a challenging and nurturing environment that cultivates social responsibility, mutual respect, and personal integrity."
Niche based the ranking on factors like SAT/ACT scores, student-teacher ratio, the quality of colleges considered by students, and reviews from students and parents. Niche's methodology also includes having its team of data scientists analyze data from the U.S. Department of Education. Visit https://www.niche.com/k12/rankings/ for the full list of 2019 rankings, methodologies, and data sources.
Established in 1979, The Oakridge School is a coeducational, college preparatory school for students in preschool through grade 12. The school draws a diverse student body from 36 area cities and 15 countries to a dynamic learning environment on a 100-acre campus in Arlington. Visit www.theoakridgeschool.org for more information about our diverse and vibrant campus or to schedule a campus visit.
Oakridge's Middle School swimmers competed in Metroplex MS Champs during the third weekend of January, and it was a huge success!
Bryce Key set two new Metroplex championship meet records, and placed 1st in both of his individuals, 100 FR and the 100 IM.
Boys 200 freestyle relay placed 5th overall (Bryce Key, Eli Redding, Vikram Kollipara, Eshan Singhal)
Gyanna Simmons -- dropped 4 seconds in her 50 freestyle
Avani Basrai -- dropped 3 seconds in her 50 freestyle
Vikram Kollipara -- dropped 1 second in 50 freestyle, placing 11 overall
Eli Redding -- shaved off some time in 50 freestyle, placing 16 overall
Emerson Redding -- placed 11th over all in the 100 IM
Eshan Singhal - dropped almost a second in his 100 IM to place 13 overall
Congratulations to the Blue Girls' soccer team on your win Tuesday, Jan. 22 against Greenhill. The lone goal was scored by Fiona Bagley, unassisted. The Players of the Game were Fiona and Karrington Barnett.
Congratulations to 7th grader Eshan Signal for his performance Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Springtown Qualifying Math Meet. Eshan placed 1st in calculator, 5th in math, 2nd in number sense, and 6th in science. Eshan advances to the state Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) Math Meet, which will be held in April in San Antonio.