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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

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