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

International Festival Fun

Five Oaks Academy hosted it’s 15th International Festival on Friday, May 4, 2018. This annual event began with student performances from each level. In the spirit of the International Festival, students dress in traditional costumes and clothing from countries around the world. After the student performances, families enjoyed an international food tasting and fun festival activities. We […]

May 08, 2018

FOA’s Middle School Debate Teams Triumph in SCISA State Debate Match

We are very proud of our two FOA Middle School debate teams who competed in the 2018 SCISA state debate tournament held at Florence Christian Academy on March 21!  Out of the 15 teams competing, Zoe and Savannah came in first place and Ranjan and Saxon placed fourth.  We are extremely excited to celebrate their […]

March 23, 2018

FOA Launches Global S.T.E.A.M. Program and is Awarded S.T.E.A.M Grant

Five Oaks Academy is honored and excited to announce we are the recipients of a 2018 grant “Growing in SC: The Future of STEAM is Here” provided by S²TEM Centers SC in conjunction with the South Carolina Coalition for Mathematics and Science ( The sixth-grade students will benefit from this grant as it paid for their participation in the Level […]

March 19, 2018

Mission Accomplished!

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our parents, students, and teachers for their efforts repairing,  mulching, cleaning, organizing, planting and beautifying our school on Community Day!! We truly appreciate everyone coming together to accomplish so many much-needed jobs around our campus and in the classrooms. This day is always such a wonderful day of […]

March 18, 2018