Five Oaks Academy Celebrates 20 Years of Continuous Innovation

Looking back, no one could have predicted what Five Oaks Academy, a Montessori School opened in the fall of 2003 on a quiet road in Simpsonville, SC, would become. Not its founder and owner, Laura Baur. Not its founding Executive Director, Kathleen Trewhella-Grant. And certainly not the five teachers and a couple of dozen parents […]

November 15, 2023

Fall 2023 – Under The Canopy Digital Newsletter

Click the link below to enjoy the Fall 2023 edition of Five Oaks Academy’s Digital Newsletter, Under the Canopy. Fall 2023 – Under The Canopy Digital Newsletter

September 15, 2023

MPIA – Stress: Transitions Workshop

Join us Friday, September 8, 2023 from 8:30am – 9:30am for Montessori Parents in Action (MPIA). Dr. Caitlin McLear (VIVE Greenville) and the Five Oaks Academy Core Curriculum Council Teachers will present “Stress: Transitions Workshop”. Visit our Linktree to register to attend:  

August 24, 2023

Back to School

Welcome (or welcome back) to Five Oaks Academy for the 2023-2024 Academic Year! Please note some important dates coming up: New to School/Class Orientation Days are August 10 and 11. All Students return on August 14. Also on August 14, there will be a Back to School Social and PTO Meeting from 8:45am – 10:00am. […]

August 08, 2023

Save the Date! Discovery Island Splash Party

All FOA Students and their families are invited to attend this fun back-to-school event!  Admission is free to families and is being sponsored by FOA and the FOA PTO!  Make plans to join us on August 3 at Discovery Island Water Park in Simpsonville!              

June 27, 2023

Five Oaks Academy and SCISA News

This year the students at Five Oaks have had the opportunity to participate in several South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) activities. We had 5 students go to the Spelling Bee, representing 3rd – 8th grades. Upper Elementary and Middle School each provided a team to compete in the Battle of the Books competition. Lastly, […]

June 24, 2023

SC Governor’s School of the Arts and Humanities Odyssey Summer Camp

Congratulations to our Five Oaks Academy Middle School students chosen to attend the 2023 South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities Summer Program. SCGSAH Arts Odyssey Summer Program is a highly competitive one-week arts-immersive overnight summer program for students in 6-8 grades who want to explore Creative Writing, Drama, Music, or Visual Arts. While […]

June 20, 2023

Save the Date! FOA Harvest Hustle 5K and Fun Run

Save the Date for our first-ever FOA Harvest Hustle 5K and Fun Run on October 29, 2023!  More details coming soon! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Ms. Catherine Haskell at    

June 14, 2023

National Spanish Exam Awards

Congratulations to FOA Eighth Grade Students, Coleson Davenport, and Sophia Malave, for earning bronze medals in the National Spanish Exam Awards.  Earning bronze medals means they both placed above 75% of the national average (Sophia obtained this in the bilingual category).  The National Spanish Exam (NSE) is an online, standardized assessment competition for Grades 6 […]

June 06, 2023

A Message from the Executive Director

Dear FOA Family, The end of each school year is always a busy and stimulating time and this year’s end has been exceptionally full.  We passed our new S.C. Independent School Association (SCISA) accreditation process for Academics, Montessori, and STEAM on April 24th and our academy has kept an exciting pace ever since then.  Our first […]

June 02, 2023