Reframing the Foundation for Student Success

Since their founding, independent schools have often focused on character, community, civic engagement, athletics, and other subjects that inform not only a student’s academic journey, but their role in the world.

In fact, The Oakridge School, which was founded in 1979, as part of its mission seeks to inspire 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.

According to a new article in the summer 2019 online edition of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) magazine, Independent School, the work outside the core of academics is often why parents and students choose independent schools—and why schools today have an opportunity to truly demonstrate the extended value of an independent school education.

When it comes to reframing the foundation for student success, explore how independent schools are considering students' mental, emotional, and physical health and well-being at Then share your thoughts with us here at Notes from the Nest. We want to know why you've chosen to provide your child with an independent school education or why you might be considering one now.

If you're not a current Oakridge family and would like more information about our campus, scheduling a visit, affording an independent school education, bus service, or admission or community engagement events, visit

Posted by Mrs. Bridget Lewis on Monday June, 24, 2019


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