Oakcrest School
O’Donovan Humanities Lecture: Beauty, Piety and Fun in Medieval Literature

O’Donovan Humanities Lecture: Beauty, Piety and Fun in Medieval Literature

March 29, 2021

Dr. Evelyn Birge Vitz, Professor Emerita of French Literature, Thought and Culture at NYU, takes listeners on an exciting journey through seven of her favorite works of medieval literature. She explores some of the fascinating history and themes in these great and appealing Catholic works from the Middle Ages. 

Coffee with the Head of School: Finishing the School Year Well

Coffee with the Head of School: Finishing the School Year Well

March 29, 2021

Head of School Dr. Mary T. Ortiz considers ways that families can finish the school year well, highlighting the important role of parent leadership along the way. 

The Importance of Mentoring

The Importance of Mentoring

March 15, 2021

Oakcrest Director of Mentoring Jeannie Herrick talks about the importance of mentoring young women. 

The Oakcrest Difference: How Dads Can Contribute to Oakcrest’s Current and Future Success

The Oakcrest Difference: How Dads Can Contribute to Oakcrest’s Current and Future Success

March 4, 2021

Head of School Mary T. Ortiz, Director of Parent Support Terri Collins and Director of Institutional Advancement and Oakcrest dad Michael Barvick discuss the importance of fathers to the Oakcrest mission. They offer insights and advice on how fathers can support, encourage and guide their daughters during these middle and high school years. 

Academic Advising at Oakcrest

Academic Advising at Oakcrest

March 1, 2021

Oakcrest's Director of Academic Advising and Head Librarian Catherine Courtney describes how Oakcrest works with students and parents to provide the best educational experience possible and prepare them for college.  

Coffee with the Head of School: February 2021

Coffee with the Head of School: February 2021

March 1, 2021

Head of School Dr. Mary T. Ortiz looks ahead to the summer and discusses how it can be a fruitful time for students and their families.

Oakcrest’s College Counseling Vision

Oakcrest’s College Counseling Vision

January 7, 2021

Director of College Counseling Miranda Johnson dives into Oakcrest's College Counseling mission and describes how we assist students throughout the college application process. 

Coffee with the Head of School: December 4, 2020

Coffee with the Head of School: December 4, 2020

December 4, 2020

Head of School Mary T. Ortiz offers some thoughts on making the best use of our time and gifts, especially during this season of Advent and Christmas. 

Dr. Leonard Sax: Evidence-Based Parenting: Raising Daughters in the 21st Century

Dr. Leonard Sax: Evidence-Based Parenting: Raising Daughters in the 21st Century

November 23, 2020

Psychologist and family physician Dr. Leonard Sax discusses best parenting practices for raising daughters in the 21st century, especially with regards to social media and phone use. 

But It’s Not the Real World: Answers to Common Questions about an All-Girls Education

But It’s Not the Real World: Answers to Common Questions about an All-Girls Education

November 23, 2020

Psychologist and family physician Dr. Leonard Sax draws upon his 26 years of clinical experience, as well as his visits to more than 400 schools over the past 17 years, to provide evidence-based answers to some of the most common questions about all-girls education, beginning with "The real world is coed; school should prepare kids for the real world; so shouldn't school also be coed?" 

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