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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

Tutu Desk Campaign Update

Thandi Tutu-Gxashe, CEO of Desmond Tutu’s Tutudesk Campaign “Tutudesk Campaign 2020,” visited Five Oaks Academy in the Fall of 2018. She spoke to our students about the shortage of over 90 million desks in sub-Saharan Africa and her Campaign’s mission to provide 20 million Tutudesks to 20 million children by 2020. Thandi Tutu-Gxashe is the […]

October 26, 2020

Día de Los Muertos Celebrations at Five Oaks Academy

Maria Montessori was a strong advocate for peace education. At Five Oaks Academy, students build their cultural competency by learning about the many cultural traditions around the world and appreciating their differences. Promoting diversity and understanding of other cultures teaches the Five Oaks Academy Spanish Program’s core value of offering the children a real-world impression […]

October 21, 2020

Community Day Success!

Thank you to all of the Five Oaks Academy parents, alumni, and community members who came out to help during our Fall 2020 Community Day! Together we accomplished so much and had a lot of fun along the way! A special thank you to FOA parent Hilary Bean, of Hilary Bean Photography, for taking these […]

October 19, 2020

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