16 Reasons to Choose a Private School over a Public School

(Comparing Public School to Oak Hill Academy – The Best Private School in Monmouth County) Teachers in independent schools are more than disseminators of knowledge. They are integral parts of their schools and are experts in their fields allowing them to always construct the learning environment to heighten student interest.  Teachers are not sidetracked by […]

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Oak Hill Academy Students Learn By Exploring

“How can we eliminate plastics from our environment?”  “What are the characteristics of planet Earth which make it unique?”  “What features might you change if you were starting a new super planet?”  “How does the Internet work and how can it help people in society?”           These and many more thought provoking questions have been […]

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Investigating minds want to discover new things

If you give a child the chance to inquire, explore, and collaborate, amazing things happen in the classroom. The fourth grade has spent an hour each week doing just that. Our first Investigation project was “Where do big ideas come from?”. First, we inquired about our everyday lives looking for problems that would lead us […]

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6th grade reading journeys

At the beginning of the school year, the sixth graders wrote their reading autobiographies, chronicling their reading lives from as far back as they could remember to current time. They included favorite stories that Mom and Dad read to them during their toddler years, the first chapter book they read on their own…as well as […]

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BLENDED LEARNING WITH SHAKESPEARE

Mrs. Tirella’s seventh grade Literature classes did an investigative study of William Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre.  Using a Station Rotation model with Blended Learning on the computer, our class researched ten facts about Shakespeare’s life and ten facts about the Globe.  They also became “groundlings for a day” and read a selection about visiting […]

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World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day was founded in 2010 as an opportunity for people all around the globe to celebrate the joy of reading aloud and advocate for literacy as a fundamental human right that belongs to everyone. This year, grades 1-4 celebrated this event together on Wednesday, February 5.  Students met in the Commons and […]

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Mathematics of Nutrition

The sixth grade Math Workshop classes at Oak Hill Academy, a New Jersey Independent School, have been studying the mathematics of nutrition.      Each student brought in an empty cereal box with the exact cost written on the box.  They collected much data about their cereals, including the brand, the weight of their box, the cost of […]

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Power Standards Come to Oak Hill Academy

What does this mean? It has been more than 10 years since the Core Standards have hit the national scene. Educators across our country have tried to manage the hundreds of required standards in each subject area to no avail.  There exists many wonderful pedagogical goals; however, there were just too many of them.  Therefore, the […]

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