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Oakwood School
11600 Magnolia Blvd    
North Hollywood, California  91601  
   
Private/Independent School
Coed Day k 12 789 students
 

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Employer Description
 
Oakwood School was founded in 1951 by parents who wanted to provide their children with an educational experience that was rich in the arts, sciences, and humanities and challenging to their creative, intellectual, and physical capacities. They wanted a learning community which would foster independence of thought, intellectual integrity, sensitivity to the needs of others, and prepare students for participation in a democratic society.
Oakwood remains committed to the founders’ goals. We believe that a school environment should foster individual growth and an active communal life, should hold intellectual attainment in high regard, and should encourage young people to exercise increasing autonomy and responsibility—for one another, for the environment, and for the larger world. 

We believe that a school best prepares children for the future by focusing on the quality of their experiences in the present. We believe that teachers and learners should inspire one another, and that school must be rewarding in its own right. And we believe that young people’s feelings and thoughts should be accorded respect and dignity.
 
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Diversity Mission Statement
 

OAKWOOD SCHOOL PLEDGES OUR PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE BY INTENTIONALLY FOSTERING A DIVERSE, EQUITABLE, AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY.

List of 6 items.

  • With purpose, Oakwood celebrates and affirms diversity,

    of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, faith, family structure, socioeconomic background, age, and ability.
  • We also recognize the continued need for growth as an institution,

    so that Oakwood—its board, faculty, staff, administration, student body, and families—may better represent the diversity of Los Angeles while better supporting equitable and inclusive practices and policies for all.
  • This ongoing commitment includes denouncing all forms of White supremacy,

    systemic racism, patriarchal oppression, and class discrimination while empowering our community to do the same.
  • We uphold the importance of intersectionality in our approach,

    and we hold space for prioritizing pressing and timely issues so we can engage with an ever-changing world.
  • Within this questioning and consideration of school and society,

    we acknowledge temporary discomfort as a possible reaction, and endorse the examination of our interpersonal and internalized biases as its most effective cure.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to creating an educational experience,

    within a school community and learning environment that balances the intellectual, emotional, and social growth of children, allowing us all to learn how to honor the dignity and experience of every human being.