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Italian Honey Bees are Back at FOA

The bees are back at FOA! We have two hives of Italian honey bees that are located on our nature trail. Our first two attempts prior to COVID ended in the queens swarming the hive and with an infestation of European Hornets that devastated the hives. We are excited to say that our two new […]

June 29, 2022

International Festival

A sense of joy and happiness was in the air at our International Festival held on Friday, May 6. This was the first major festival we have hosted on campus since the pandemic started, and it felt wonderful to see everyone and socialize. We have over 30 countries represented in the Five Oaks community, and […]

May 20, 2022

Community Day Projects and Accomplishments

A special thank you to all of the volunteers who showed up and worked SO hard during our Spring Community Day! We accomplished so much and had a blast doing it! Our many volunteers: replaced all stairs in the Main House (many of which were broken), laid a stone walkway next to P2 to help with […]

April 28, 2022

Annual Student Art and STEAM Show

The STEAM and Art Show is always a highlight of the school year, offering a chance to celebrate the students’ creativity and exploration. Families were able to visit and tour the exhibition alongside their children on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Colorful paintings pinned up along the breezeway are always a hallmark of the experience, while Middle […]

April 20, 2022

MPIA: “The Middle School Experience”

On Friday, February 5, 2021, Five Oaks Academy’s Executive Director, Kathleen Trewhella-Grant, hosted a Montessori Parents in Action (MPIA) workshop. “The Middle School Experience” was presented by the Middle School Co-Lead Program Directresses, Caroline Leonard, and Sami Schroeder. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there was a limit to how many parents were allowed to attend in […]

February 10, 2021

2021 FOA Alumni Virtual Workshop

On January 24, 2021, Five Oaks Academy hosted its first ever Virtual Alumni Workshop. We were so fortunate to have five stellar graduates back on our campus to talk about their experiences after FOA. Thank you to graduates Ranjan Jindal, Grace Ireland, Zoe Park, Nathan Hopkins, and Lily VanPelt for their time and for sharing […]

January 25, 2021

Five Oaks Academy Faculty and Staff Training Day

Happy New Year and Welcome Back to Five Oaks Academy! FOA Employees returned to work with a full day of preparation and training on Jan. 4, 2021. The day started with a staff meeting followed by a few hours of emergency medical and active shooter training with Proactive Response Group. Faculty and Staff learned how […]

January 05, 2021

Five Oaks Academy Receives the W. Keller Kissam School of Honor Award

The Five Oaks Academy’s faculty, students, and parents were ecstatic to learn that the Academy had received the W. Keller Kissam School of Honor Award for 2020. This honor, given by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA), was established to recognize the member schools who have demonstrated extraordinary academic service to their school community […]

December 11, 2020

FOA Alumni Makes the St. Joseph’s JV Football Team as Their First Female Kicker

Girl power is alive and kicking with former Five Oaks Academy student Lily VanPelt. Lily is a Sophomore at St. Joseph’s Catholic School and has made their JV football team as their kicker! When she was in the FOA Middle School, she wrote a narrative essay on her goal for being the first female kicker […]

November 16, 2020

Connecting Community Through Giving Back 

In true 2020 style, our holiday celebration will look a little bit different this year. Although we cannot all gather to hear our students sing songs that bring in the holiday season, we can pull together and make a difference in our community by supporting local charities who have been hit hard by the pandemic. Collection […]

November 04, 2020