Oxford Academy is a long established educational institution, chartered by the State of New York in 1794, as a private school. Located in the geographic heart of Chenango County, today the Academy is a public school where students from the Oxford/McDonough area currently attend. The district is made of all or parts of seven townships and encompasses 116 square miles. Two campuses make up the district, one campus on either side of the Chenango River which runs through the center of the Village of Oxford. Please visit the Oxford Academy website.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Oxford Academy and Central School District is to develop Honest, Tolerant, Well Adjusted, Creative Human Beings who make intelligent choices and positive contributions to society.
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The West Campus
Oxford Academy Primary School (pre-K - grade 4)
Located at: 50 South Washington, Oxford, NY
Principal: Dawn A. Hover (607) 843-2025 ext: 3301
Since the Capital Project, it houses 300 students in 21, UPK - grade 4, regular education classrooms and 1 special education self-contained classroom, and many new computers. A multi-purpose room is used for "Morning Program" and daily early morning assembly, special projects, and Primary School/High School shared lessons. The students also enjoy a new play structure during their playground time. There is a courtyard available for students and teachers to use for reading/special events. Every need is tended to by the highly skilled staff. In addition to their classroom teachers, as needed, the students receive support from academic intervention services teachers, an occupational/physical therapist, a teaching assistant, and teacher aides.
Oxford Academy High School (grades 9 - 12)
Located at: 50 South Washington, Oxford, NY
Principal: Janet Laytham (607) 843-2025 ext: 1128
This beautiful, modern High School was constructed in 2003. Grand and spacious, this new facility houses a fully automated, well staffed media center; 3 multi-media computer labs & a mobile wireless computer lab; an expanded technology suite complete with darkroom and TV studio; expanded facilities for Fine Arts; kitchen; cafeteria/volleyball court; 600-seat air-conditioned auditorium; 700-seat double station gymnasium & weight room; new telephone, fire alarm, and digital air control systems, as well as classrooms and offices. It also has Varsity/JV athletic fields for extensive and varied athletic programs such as baseball, softball and tennis. Facilities were also expanded to accommodate the full range of music ensembles of the Music Department's award-winning choral and instrumental music programs.
The East Campus
Oxford Academy Middle School (grades 5 - 8)
Located at: 12 Fort Hill Park, Oxford, NY
Principal: Katie Hansen (607) 843-2025 ext: 2522
The Middle School is actually Oxford Academy's seventh building, built in 1930, and expanded in 1953. The colonial structure, with its classical six column entrance, stained glass window, and historic bell tower, welcomes visitors, and is still the sentimental favorite of many Oxford residents. The school creates an environment where children feel safe and cared for by the dedicated and experienced staff. Pre-teens receive not only a strong academic program but also social integration skills. This building received major renovations in 1993-94 and significant renovations during the Capital Project in the summers of 2002 and 2003. It is home to the Bus Garage.
Oxford Academy District Office
P.O. Box 192, 12 Fort Hill Park, Oxford, NY 13830
Oxford HeadStart- 44 North Washington
Avenue, Oxford, NY 13830. (607) 843-9990.
HeadStart is perhaps best known as a Federally funded and locally operated, center-based pre-school program for children ages three to school-age. The Head Start program is serious about involving parents in their program. Head Start serves children age 0-5 and their families, and every family can be assured that their input is important. Parents in every component of Head Start elect representatives to the Policy Council. The council also includes some community members, and staff members are often there as advisers.
Head Start is required by their federal regulations to be governed by a parent committee, which sets policies, determines program options, hires staff and hears the reports of the other Head Start committees. It is a very important job for a parent and carries a great deal of responsibility.
Families with children who are ages 3-5 are encouraged to call for more information about the Head Start program. Call 843-9990 to arrange for an application.
The Pumpkin Shell Nursery School-
Located at the United Church of Oxford- Fort Hill Park, Oxford, NY 13830. (607) 843-9830. Hours: 8:05am - 11:00 weekday mornings. Owner: A Parent Cooperative. Providing family and child centered developmental learning, where young children can build emotional, social and intellectual skills. At The Pumpkin Shell, parents are an integral part of their child's first formal educational experience.