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

A Message from the Executive Director

As we close this year, I want to thank you for making the 2018-2019 academic year such a memorable year at Five Oaks Academy. Your commitment to excellence and to the partnership between parent and school/student has brought forth continued growth. In May we earned our STEAM accreditation and received the following comments from SCISA’s […]

June 10, 2019

Italian Honey Bees Find a Home at FOA

We are excited to announce that we now have a honey bee hive that houses Italian honey bees! We have cultural diversity everywhere here at FOA even in our honey bees!  Our hive of Italian honeybees (Apis mellifera) includes approximately 10,000 bees, including nurse bees, forager bees, guard bees, drone bees, and a newly mated queen bee. Our hive is located […]

May 28, 2019

STEM in the Montessori Environment

Dr. Maria Montessori developed a STEM curriculum over 100 years ago knowing that the best way for students to retain information is through a hands-on inquiry approach to learning. Dr. Montessori went against traditional education norms by insisting that, even at age 3, students needed to focus their attention on the natural world of sciences. Today […]

March 04, 2019

Rosetta Stone Names FOA’s Lead Spanish Teacher Their “Teacher of the Month”

We are so proud of our Lead Spanish Program Directress, Ms. Lety, for being named Rosetta Stone’s Teacher of the Month for February 2019! Ms. Lety joined Five Oaks Academy in 2006. She teaches Spanish in the Lower Elementary and Middle School programs. In addition to teaching Spanish twice a week to the students in these […]

February 22, 2019

Mindful Parenting for the ADHD FAmily

Families with an ADHD child understand that it is ever-present in their daily lives as they attempt to prepare their child for their future. Many times ADHD affects the whole family. Parents grapple with how to handle their ADHD child and the persistent and, often, difficult behaviors displayed by their child such as a lack of impulse control, […]

January 29, 2019

FOA’s Afterschool Teachers Raise Money for A Child’s Haven

Five Oaks Academy is extremely proud of our Afterschool Teachers, Kate Black and Kirstyn Turner, who are this year’s student body Co-Presidents for Mauldin High School! They are leading the school’s Spirit Week events and fundraisers that will benefit A Child’s Haven. Check out the MHS Spirit Week 2019 page to see all of the great work they […]

January 15, 2019

“How to Raise an Adult” Montessori Parents in Action (MPIA) Parent Workshop

In this seemingly competitive world that at times may feel like an achievement arms race, it is tempting to do everything in your power to make sure your child succeeds. Many parents jump in to solve problems for their children, schedule every waking hour of the day,  over supervise daily activities and academic work, and […]

January 14, 2019

Life After Montessori: An Alumni Parent Workshop

Please join us on Thursday, January 17 at 6:00 pm for one of our favorite events of the year! We are thrilled to welcome back Five Oaks Academy Alumni and invite them to participate in a panel discussion about their transition to high school and beyond. If you would like to attend, kindly respond by […]

January 11, 2019

Discover and Develop Your Child’s Unique Strengths

We all want our children to be successful but what exactly does that mean and how do we guide our children towards success? Humans generally feel successful when they know they excel at something. Certified Gallup Strengths Coaches Chandra White and Renee Anderson from WellSmart Solutions recently spoke to the FOA community on the topic […]

November 30, 2018