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Polish Educators Embrace U.S. Colleagues and Create Long-Lasting Bond

The distance between Warsaw, Poland, and Simpsonville, SC, is more than 4,800 miles, and the cultural differences between Poland and the United States can be vast, but for a group of Montessori administrators and educators who participated in a recent exchange program, their newfound bonds have made those miles and seeming differences feel insignificant. It […]

June 13, 2018

International Festival Fun

Five Oaks Academy hosted it’s 15th International Festival on Friday, May 4, 2018. This annual event began with student performances from each level. In the spirit of the International Festival, students dress in traditional costumes and clothing from countries around the world. After the student performances, families enjoyed an international food tasting and fun festival activities. We […]

May 08, 2018

FOA’s Middle School Debate Teams Triumph in SCISA State Debate Match

We are very proud of our two FOA Middle School debate teams who competed in the 2018 SCISA state debate tournament held at Florence Christian Academy on March 21!  Out of the 15 teams competing, Zoe and Savannah came in first place and Ranjan and Saxon placed fourth.  We are extremely excited to celebrate their […]

March 23, 2018

FOA Launches Global S.T.E.A.M. Program and is Awarded S.T.E.A.M Grant

Five Oaks Academy is honored and excited to announce we are the recipients of a 2018 grant “Growing in SC: The Future of STEAM is Here” provided by S²TEM Centers SC in conjunction with the South Carolina Coalition for Mathematics and Science (www.sccoalition.org). The sixth-grade students will benefit from this grant as it paid for their participation in the Level […]

March 19, 2018

Mission Accomplished!

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our parents, students, and teachers for their efforts repairing,  mulching, cleaning, organizing, planting and beautifying our school on Community Day!! We truly appreciate everyone coming together to accomplish so many much-needed jobs around our campus and in the classrooms. This day is always such a wonderful day of […]

March 18, 2018

FOA Celebrates Montessori Education Week

Over 100 years ago, Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator, began a revolution by calling for a transformation in education using science as a means to developing new educational methods. Dr. Montessori’s innovative approach to observing children through the lens of a scientist resulted in her developing a method of education, the Montessori […]

March 09, 2018

FOA Students Shine at SCISA State Spelling Bee

After qualifying at SCISA’s Regional Spelling Bee on January 24, Reece. F, Zoe P. and Ranjan J. headed to the statewide spelling bee competition on February 21. We are proud Reece F. for becoming the 2018 SCISA State Spelling Bee 4th Grade Champion! We are also proud of Zoe P. for becoming the 2018 SCISA State Spelling Bee 8th Grade Runner-Up […]

March 01, 2018

FOA Middle School Team Wins the 2018 SCISA Regional Quiz Bowl

Congratulations to the Five Oaks Academy Middle School Quiz Bowl Team for winning the 2018 SCISA Regional Middle School Quiz Bowl on February 7. This victory qualifies them to compete in the 2018 SCISA State Quiz Bowl that will be held later this month. We are so proud of your hard work and effort!  

February 16, 2018

The Handwriting Process in the Primary Classroom

In the Primary Montessori classroom, children learn the sounds of the alphabet using the sandpaper letters. Beginning around age 3 each child is introduced to a few letters sounds at a time until they have mastered a good portion of the alphabet. Using the sandpaper letters, they trace the letter as it would be written […]

January 30, 2018

FOA Students Participate in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the students from FOA’s Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Middle School classrooms who participated in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee on January 24, 2018. They all did an outstanding job!! The participants are: LE: Gabriela and Ethan UE: Maddie, Reece, Mac, and Chance MS: Zoe and Ranjan Good Luck to Zoe, Ranjan, and Reece! […]

January 27, 2018