Student Life

Student Life at Oxrose Academy is nourished through:

School Structures and Activities
    • regular weekly "Tutor Times" that provide students and teachers a semi-formal environment outside of class to work on academics and visit, as well;
    • the small student body and frequent shared classes that allow students to develop intellectually and spiritually together;
    • school-wide activities, such as our annual Lenten Limerick Contest, this year's School of Athens/Schola of Heaven costume contest, raffles, and more;
    • special events like the Art Guild Gallery Night, Book Clubs, and Parent/Teacher meetings;
    • a class schedule that is heavy midweek and light on Mondays and Fridays to allow flexibility and encourage participation in co-ops or other local activities;
    • Spiritual Formation classes which focus on shared spiritual life and provide an opportunity for enriching friendships;
Summer Rendezvous
    • a full blown, summer camp experience exclusively for Oxrose Families; the first is this summer in the Ozarks;
    • everything from Campfire Compline to ropes courses, pit fired pork to poetry beneath the stars;
    • friendships that start online are given a chance to grow, while younger kids and parents get chance to gather with instructors and many kindred spirits for a Christ-centered week of fun and re-creation;
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House System
    • virtue and skill building challenges and badges
    • programming that fosters leadership, teamwork, and achievement by gathering the students into teams;
    • service and academic components that are integrated with the program to encourage excellence;
    • Houses compete annually for the House Cup (plus bragging rights and team awards).
All of these activities are meant to serve two goals:
    • first, to enrich family culture and parish engagement, by guiding the students into action in their families and communities, and
    • second, to foster relationships in the academy that are as whole and fully human as possible, without encouraging students to "live online" or allowing them to fall into the many ills of social media participation.  It is a challenging balance to keep, but necessary to ensure that our academy, though virtual, is an authentic society, with a real esprit de corps.
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