Oakwood Friends School

Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

High School in United States

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  • % of international students


  • Average Class Size


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  • ESL Offered


  • AP Courses


  • 1 hour from NYC.
  • Nearest International Airport: SWF 

Why students ♥ Oakwood Friends School

Oakwood Friends School is a great high school in the United States and provides a challenging college-preparatory curriculum with AP courses matched with traditional Quaker values: tolerance, equality, and respect for the individual. In the picturesque Hudson Valley, Oakwood Friends shares its town location and faculty with top-ranked liberal arts university Vassar College. The school offers small classes, individual attention, an academic support center, college counseling/placement, community service, and a great sports program. 


AP Courses
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature
  • French Language
  • Spanish Language
Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Spanish
  • American Sign Language
ESL/Support Programs
  • ESL: Beginning
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Learning Differences Support



Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country Running, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball.


Clubs & Organizations


Animal Rights Club, Chess Club, Community Service, Diversity Club, Dorm Proctors, Drama Club, Environmental Club,  Food Council, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Newspaper.


College Acceptance


Vassar College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Rochester Institute of Technology, Boston University, Drexel University, Indiana University, Ithaca College, Lehigh University,  Middlebury College, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University, St. John’s  College, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Skidmore College, SUNY, University of Arizona, University of California Los Angeles, Irvine.

Housing and Dorms

The school offers on-campus housing in a welcoming environment. Teachers and their families also live on campus providing 24h care for the students.

Two students per room, each dorm has one kitchen, two lounges, TVs, and a computer. 

Host family

All host families are located within less than 1 hour from school campus.