OES is a Pre-K–12 college preparatory independent school that serves 870 students. Since 1869, OES has helped students develop solid academic skills, sound character, strong leadership abilities, and an appreciation for the value of hard work and giving back to the community.
At OES, academics are a blend of traditional, research-based, cross-disciplinary, and experiential coursework. The way we teach is based on the idea that students learn best through experiences that fascinate them, while creating environments and experiences that open them up to the world around them.
Our boarding program is comprised of approximately 60 students from across the nation and around the world, each offering their unique culture and perspectives. Dorm parents offer guidance and support for all aspects of students’ lives. Our small size allows for the formation of lifelong friendships among peers.
Rigorous academics, an outstanding faculty, and inclusive community all contribute to the development of the whole person. Our mission is to prepare students for higher education and lifelong learning by inspiring intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that they may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.
Hear what boarders have to say about their experience at OES: