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ADVER TISEMENT The Oakridge School at a Glance School Type: Independent, college preparatory school for age 3 through grade 12 Founded: 1979; first graduating class – 1985; alumni -1,133 Accreditation: Accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS); member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS); recognized by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Enrollment: 878 The Oakridge School Small Enough to Know You, Large Enough to Serve You Established in 1979, The Oakridge School is the premier private school in Arlington. Oakridge enrolls 878 bright, college-bound students from 30 cities and 9 foreign countries. From pre-school through upper school, students are immersed in a challenging and nurturing environment and inspired to reach their full potential in the 3 A’s—Academics, the Arts, and Athletics. An Oakridge education prepares children to succeed in college and beyond. Recent improvements and advancements on the 90-acre campus ensure that Oakridge continues to strike a strategic balance between a traditional college preparatory education and a progressive 21st Century education that leverages the technological advancements of recent years. Student: teacher ratio = 10:1 Average Class Size: t 6QQFS4DIPPM&#1b; t .JEEMF4DIPPM&#1b; t -PXFS4DIPPM&#1b; t &BSMZ$IJMEIPPE$FOUFS&#1b;
 “Since 1979, The Oakridge School has been a superb choice for families seeking educational excellence. Oakridge prepares its students for success in college and in life.” Academics The generosity of an Oakridge family has enabled the school to establish the Betty Garvin Garton Early Childhood Center, named for Betty Garton, Head of the Early Childhood Center. “Setting the foundation to ensure a love of learning and secure a positive self-concept helps pave the way for a successful educational experience,” said Mrs. Garton. “The new Center has given our children the opportunity to flourish.” An expanded playground and student art gallery help integrate academics, arts, and athletics from the earliest years at The Oakridge School. In the lower, middle and upper schools, as well as the two-story library, students enjoy access to iPads and laptop computers to make the most of the fully wireless campus. “We are always investigating best practices for the utilization of technology in the learning environment,” said Headmaster Jon Kellam. “As part of our Long Range Plan, we are currently evaluating the possibility of becoming a 1-to-1 campus, which would equip each student with a personal computing device.” Dr. Robert Cluck, Mayor, City of Arlington “Oakridge gave me the confidence to chase my dreams. I have carried the lessons I learned at Oakridge into my personal and professional life.” Brent Bauer, M.D. (‘94) Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon

The Oakridge School

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