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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

Thandi Tutu-Gxashe Shares Her Story With FOA Students

Five Oaks Academy was honored to welcome Thandi Tutu-Gxashe, CEO of Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign “Tutudesk Campaign 2020”, on Monday, November 26. Ms. Tutu-Gxashe is the daughter of Desmond Tutu, a highly influential leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. She has lived, worked and been educated in the […]

November 28, 2018

Mindfulness-Based Strength Development Workshop

Please join us for Montessori Parents in Action (MPIA)  this Friday, November 16 from 8:30am-10: 00 am at Five Oaks Academy for a workshop on “Mindfulness-Based Strength Development”. Renee Anderson and Chandra White of Wellsmart Solutions will be at FOA to discuss how to strengthen the foundation of family and ensure your child’s positive, successful growth by developing mindfulness-based […]

November 10, 2018

Make your Mark; Empowering Young People with the Skills They Need to be Successful in the 21st Century

Five Oaks Academy invites you to “Make Your Mark”, a Synergy event, featuring international consultant, trainer, and author, Jonathan Wolff, in an exploration of the life skills needed for success in today’s world and tomorrow’s. This event will be held on Wednesday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Five Forks Library Meeting Room. The students of today […]

October 10, 2018

FOA’s Fall Community Day a Big Success

FOA held the first Community Day of the school year on Friday, September 21. As a small school, it is hard to get everything done around campus and in the classroom. Our community members of students, parents, and faculty members came together and GOT IT DONE!!!  It was such a wonderful day of hard work, sweat, […]

September 27, 2018

FOA Celebrates Diversity During an International Tea

Every year at our International Tea we celebrate the unique cultural differences and backgrounds we have at Five Oaks Academy (FOA). Our community is very diverse with approximately 30 different countries and areas of the world represented within our student body and their families. On Friday, September 7, we gathered together to share our heritage and the stories of how we ended up […]

September 17, 2018

FOA Student’s Research Project Comes to Life

 Africa and Asia were the two continents that the Lower Elementry program focused on during their cultural and historical studies last year. For the final project of the year, Lower Elementary students were asked to pick one African or Asian country to research, create a visual to share, and finally present to the other students. FOA student, Alex McCall, knew […]

September 13, 2018

Polish Educators Embrace U.S. Colleagues and Create Long-Lasting Bond

The distance between Warsaw, Poland, and Simpsonville, SC, is more than 4,800 miles, and the cultural differences between Poland and the United States can be vast, but for a group of Montessori administrators and educators who participated in a recent exchange program, their newfound bonds have made those miles and seeming differences feel insignificant. It […]

June 13, 2018

Duke TIP Scholars 2017 – 2018

Congratulations to this year’s Five Oaks Academy Duke TIP Scholars! We are so excited about the opportunities this achievement affords you! It is FOA’s mission to propel each student to their full potential, both academically and social/emotionally, and we are so proud of this accomplishment!       The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke […]

June 10, 2018

FOA’s Eighth Grade Students Take Class Trip to Washington, D.C.

This year our eighth-grade Middle School students chose Washington, D.C. as their destination for their annual graduate trip.  This trip is decided, researched, and planned entirely by the students with support, advice, and guidance given from teachers when necessary. The students researched then booked the transportation (this year by train), hotel accommodations, and other activities.  They voted […]

June 08, 2018