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 ( The sixth-grade students will benefit from this grant as it paid for their participation in the Level […]

March 19, 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

FOA Battle of the Books Teams Shine at the SCISA Regional Competition

Five Oaks Academy’s Middle School and Upper Elementary Battle of the Books teams represented our school well at the South Carolina Independent School Association’s (SCISA’s) Regional Battle of the Books competition on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Newberry College. Middle School placed 5th out of 27 teams and will be advancing to the State competition held later this […]

November 15, 2017

Former FOA Teacher Publishes Her First Book

We are excited to announce that Caroline Sellars, former assistant in the Lower Elementary 2 classroom, has followed through on her dream of becoming a published author! Her first book has been published and is for sale on Amazon! Middle School will be hosting our former Five Oaks faculty member on Tuesday, December 12th as a guest speaker and for a […]

November 15, 2017

Failure Could Be the Best Gift You Give to Your Child

Failure is NOT a bad word! It could be the best gift you give to your child! What?!? Join the PTO for Montessori Parents in Action (MPIA) this Friday, November 10 from 8:30-10:00 for an open discussion on the book The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed  with specific focus […]

November 07, 2017