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A Letter of Support from our Curriculum Council

Discovery Education’s “Dissent, Equity, and Inspiring Change” Channel (all Elementary and Middle School Five Oaks students who have an FOA email address can access by signing into Discovery through Google):  https://bit.ly/DEInspiringChange “Talking Race with Young Children,” an National Public Radio and Sesame Street Podcast:  https://bit.ly/NPRTalkingRacewithChildren  
Information for parents about age-appropriate discussions:  https://bit.ly/AHAParentingChildren Parent resource:  https://www.teachingtolerance.org Children’s book […]

June 11, 2020

Internationally Known Artist, Eva Oliver-McGill, Explores Her Creative Process with FOA’s Upper Elementary and Middle School Students

Creativity is woven through the entire experience at Five Oaks Academy. It begins on a sprawling 11-acre campus with a hiking trail that runs alongside a bustling creek. It then winds its way into classrooms filled with hands-on materials and a process-based learning experience that engages each student. As a S.T.E.A.M accredited school, skills such […]

April 07, 2020

Five Oaks Academy’s Middle School Receives 2020 Best of Simpsonville Award

SIMPSONVILLE March 23, 2020 — Five Oaks Academy, Inc. has been selected for the 2020 Best of Simpsonville Award in the Middle School category by the Simpsonville Award Program. Each year, the Simpsonville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local […]

April 03, 2020

MPIA Focusing on “The Adolescent Brain: The Emotional Years”

Please join the PTO on Tuesday, January 14 at 8:30 am for an informative MPIA focusing on the Adolescent Brain featuring special guest Dr. Caitlyn McLear with Synergy Psych, LLC! Dr. McLear looks forward to sharing her expertise in the adolescent brain that will give great insight into these self-conscious and emotional years. She will also discuss the effects of Social […]

January 06, 2020

MPIA Featuring Guest Artist Eva Magill-Oliver

We are excited to welcome local artist, Eva Magill-Oliver, to our Montessori Parents in Action (MPIA) on Tuesday, December 3 for a special guest artist event. Eva gets her inspiration from the natural world. She creates delicate, meditative collages, drawings, and paintings that reflect and explore different elements in nature and organic environments. Eva’s earthy, […]

November 25, 2019

Exploring Global Citizenship in the 21st Century

Five Oaks Academy has partnered with other educational institutions as well as the Greenville business community for a special community-wide educational event, “Global Citizenship: Preparing Students for Success in the 21st Century” featuring Dr. Derrick Gay. Dr. Derrick Gay, an internationally recognized consultant to organizations both domestic and abroad, will address the importance of this generation’s […]

October 08, 2019

Primary Parent Workshop Exploring Sensorial and Practical Life

The Five Oaks Academy Primary Teachers will hold an educational workshop exploring the Montessori Practical Life and Sensorial areas of the classroom on Thursday, September 12 from 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. They will demonstrate works from both areas as well as discuss Dr. Monotessori’s philosophy in regards to these areas of the classroom. If you are […]

September 06, 2019

Pets in the Classroom and on Campus

“The child who has felt a strong love for his surroundings and for all living creatures, who has discovered joy and enthusiasm in work, gives us reason to hope that humanity can develop in a new direction.” Maria Montessori  At Five Oaks Academy, we support Dr. Montessori’s vision of creating a relationship with animals and […]

September 03, 2019

First MPIA (Montessori Parents in Action) Meeting Next Week

Please join us for our first MPIA of the school year next Tuesday, August 27. Dr. Caitlin McLear, Ph.D of Synergy Psych will be explaining how to look for warning signs of academic, social, and/or emotional distress and when to seek intervention. There will be a Q & A session following her presentation. We welcome anyone from […]

August 23, 2019

The Montessori Elementary Experience

We would like to invite the parents of our elementary level children to join us for a night exploring the “Montessori Elementary Experience” on Tuesday, August 20 from 6:00-7:00 pm!  We will be covering the following topics that will help parents understand the logistics of the elementary classrooms as well as the social and emotional […]

August 15, 2019