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Why OPA?

Mission
We believe that all students are unique and gifted individuals.
 
We are committed to working collaboratively to develop life-long learners in a safe and caring educational environment where students are challenged, scholarship is expected, and differences are valued.
 
Vision
Oxford Preparatory Academy’s (OPA) vision is to create a center for higher learning where students from transitional kindergarten to eighth grade are prepared to pursue university level academic studies, as well as gain skills to be successful in the global community of the 21st century. Our students do not just meet, but exceed grade level expectations and become critical thinkers as they engage with dynamic teaching that makes them self-motivated, competent, and lifelong learners.
We Fulfill Our Mission By:
 
  • Emphasizing high academic standards, respect, patriotism, and courtesy
  • Providing a structured environment conducive to learning
  • Expecting active parent participation and support of school policies and programs
  • Implementing the Theory of Multiple Intelligences as part of instruction
  • Offering on-going teacher and parent training
  • Maintaining consistent communication between home, school, and community
  • Engaging in community service-based (Service Learning) activities embedded throughout grade level standards instruction
  • Ensuring all students are performing at grade level, based on State Standards
  • Including World Language as part of the curriculum at all grade levels
  • Providing innovative, engaging learning experiences, including STEAM, eSports, coding, music, art, clubs, and enrichment
  • Supporting students' social and emotional needs with school-based mental health services and SEL curriculum
  • Caring, highly qualified, dedicated instructional and support staff
OPA provides rigorous, standards-based educational opportunities for all students in grades TK - 8, in a welcoming, inclusive environment. At OPA, instruction occurs through the use of Multiple Intelligences in order to ensure that all students are challenged and engaged in activities that best demonstrate each student's unique abilities and learning styles.  
Students at OPA achieve academic excellence, as measures by state and local assessments. OPA students consistently outperform students in surrounding schools in both ELA and Mathematics. OPA students are well prepared and successful in public, charter, or private high schools.