Last month, our Dean of Studies, Will Hornblower, embarked on a trip to India to attend the annual Krishnamurti Schools Teaching Conference in Chennai. Here’s what he found there.

As part of their recent social studies project, learning about the Chumash people of this area, our third grade students made acorn pancakes with former Oak Grove Director, teacher, and current Board member Karen Hesli.

Watch the full Annual Fundraising Tea event including a musical performance and speakers, all reflecting on our theme for the year.

During her Lizard Talk, Emily shared her professional journey in medicine with our high school students and faculty.

Each year, a guiding theme for the year is chosen. This theme provides opportunities, throughout the year, for our entire school community to reflect on a specific topic of discussion.

Oak Grove’s committee for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) met in early October to welcome new members and shape our hopes for this school year.

At Oak Grove, we acknowledged World Peace Day with a week-long exploration into the notion of peace. Throughout campus, we celebrated Peace Week within the classroom curriculum, through the construction of a collaborative art installation titled “Our Garden of Responsibility.”

The Stanford psychologist, Carol Dweck said: “If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” How can we extend this philosophy to our larger learning community of teachers, coaches, and staff members?

Our Fall camping trips are designed to bring the High School (9th-12th) and the Middle School (6th-8th grade) together early in the year to orient and integrate new and returning students and teachers.

For our first Lizard Talks series of the year, we welcomed Geetha Waters. Geetha, parent of Oak Grove School alum Jayson Waters ’10, is an educator and writer, who facilitates programs at the Krishnamurti Study Centre in Summer Hill, Australia.