Oxbridge Academy is an independent, coeducational day school for grades 7-12 located on a beautiful 54-acre campus in West Palm Beach. In an environment founded on a culture of kindness, Oxbridge delivers an exceptional educational experience by teaching what is worth learning; emphasizing course rigor; fostering personal discovery; integrating academics, the arts, and athletics; and focusing on character building. The result: students who are caring, confident, and compassionate critical thinkers and global citizens prepared to tackle 21st-century problems—and annual graduating classes with 100 percent acceptance to four-year colleges and universities.
Philanthropist William I. Koch founded Oxbridge in 2011 with the goal of bringing together like-minded families who place a high value on fostering a love of learning and providing a world-class education to academically qualified children regardless of their financial need. Mr. Koch established a unique school environment where social class and cliques are irrelevant, and compassion and cooperation are the traits that matter. The best teachers—some of them leaders in their fields— inspire Oxbridge students who also benefit from state-of-the-art technology and an emphasis on hands-on learning over note-taking and memorization.
Health, wellness, and proper nutrition are built into the school day. All students have access to the school’s first-rate health clinic and staff; PE and sports injuries and rehab can be addressed here. Oxbridge also employs a fulltime psychologist. The school chef is celebrated by students and staff alike for preparing nutritious, tasty meals to power them through the day.
Oxbridge has an average class size of 14 with a 9:1 student-faculty ratio. Seventy-seven percent of the faculty has advanced degrees, including 13 percent with doctorates. Oxbridge is also proud of its unique, signature programs: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Aviation, Independent Research, and Cambridge Scholars, a two-week study abroad program at the prestigious school in England.
The school’s Model United Nations and debate teams and its music and art students rank annually among the best in the state. The number of extracurricular options grows each year because students are encouraged to bring to the administration new ideas for programs and clubs. Oxbridge also encourages and emphasizes community service, both locally and sometimes well beyond the local community. In 2019, a dozen Oxbridge students had the eye-opening experience of traveling to the Dominican Republic to help deliver hearing aids to hundreds of hearing-impaired residents.
Oxbridge is also proud of its 22 varsity and seven junior varsity athletic teams, which include sailing, equestrian, and girls flag football as well as basketball, volleyball, soccer, and lacrosse, among others. Since 2011, Oxbridge athletic teams have won five individual and team state championships, 37 district titles, and 10 regional championships. Fifteen percent of Oxbridge graduates have received scholarships to continue competing at the collegiate level. One recent graduate is playing lacrosse for Princeton; another is playing baseball for Johns Hopkins; and a third alumnus is on the soccer team at Villanova University. Athletes in the Class of 2021 will be playing college sports as well, joining the sailing team at Tulane and the softball team at Holy Cross, among others.
In conjunction with its 10th anniversary, Oxbridge is adding seventh and eighth grades beginning in August 2021. Adding a middle school expands Oxbridge’s commitment to providing a world-class education to younger students from all walks of life who have a love of learning. Earlier entrance will allow them to benefit sooner from the school’s focus on character development and culture of kindness, enabling them to make a seamless transition to the high school. The Oxbridge Advantage is waiting for you.
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