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Charged with Grandeur: How Music Theory Unlocks the Harmony of God’s Creation

Charged with Grandeur: How Music Theory Unlocks the Harmony of God’s Creation

December 15, 2019

If you're interested in how composers use the physics of sound to create the music you love, and why they write music the way they do, this podcast by Instrumental Music Director Alix Baldwin is for you!

The Path to Academic Success

The Path to Academic Success

December 6, 2019

This year's Adventures in Parenting event featured five faculty who shared Oakcrest's vision of academic success. Topics covered include Oakcrest's vision of a liberal arts education; fostering the joy of learning; order and prioritizing; and grades and assessments. 

The Human Person: Rational, Free, Relational

The Human Person: Rational, Free, Relational

November 21, 2019

Dr. Edwina Maksym examines human rationality and how it sets us apart from the rest of creation in this second episode of a 7-part series on what it means to be human. 

What Does It Mean to Be Human? An Introduction

What Does It Mean to Be Human? An Introduction

November 21, 2019

The first in a series of classes and discussion with Theology teacher Dr. Edwina Maksym. She presents a positive exploration of the human person, emotions, freedom, relationality, and more. 

Making It Happen Together: Affording an Oakcrest Education

Making It Happen Together: Affording an Oakcrest Education

November 20, 2019

Oakcrest is committed to providing access to this excellent program of education and formation to as many young women as possible. To that end, we have consistently provided generous levels of tuition assistance to families whose financial circumstances make it difficult for them to pay full tuition.

Our CFO, Matt Buonocore, makes the case!  With over 25 years of experience serving private schools in Northern Virginia, Matt shares that parents can and should consider this major investment - an Oakcrest education.

As CFO, Matt is responsible for overseeing all financial, human resource, facility, technology, risk management, transportation, construction, safety and other administrative operations for Oakcrest. He brings more than 25 years of experience to the school, with an expertise in managing both financial and operational activities for non-profit organizations. Matt previously served as the Director of Administration for 2 large private schools located in Northern Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant.

 

Logic & Rhetoric 101

Logic & Rhetoric 101

October 20, 2019

Dean of Faculty and Curriculum, Elizabeth Black, gives Oakcrest parents their very own mini-class in Logic & Rhetoric, an essential class in our liberal arts curriculum. 

A Father’s Role in Dating

A Father’s Role in Dating

October 11, 2019

Oakcrest alumna parent Michael Moynihan (Theresa, '18) shares his perspective on the awesome task of raising daughters and sons who embrace God's plan for human love and marriage. He includes thoughts about the complementary roles of both fathers and mothers. Your daughter can benefit tremendously from her father's strength and confidence. You can help raise her so that she judges any man who would aspire to date her by the standard of the gentleman she knows her father to be.

Confident Parent Leadership

Confident Parent Leadership

September 20, 2019

Parent partnership is foundational to the mission and philosophy of Oakcrest School. We are committed to supporting parents as the primary educators of their daughters. By offering inspiring speakers, classes, and spiritual help to our parents and their friends we assist parents in their noble mission of forming their daughters to be passionate, confident, empathetic and service-oriented leaders. Director of Parent Support Terri Collins dives into the philosophy behind Oakcrest's Parent Support Program, and describes the many exciting opportunities the school offers for parents.

Inspiring Faculty:  A Hallmark of an Oakcrest Education

Inspiring Faculty: A Hallmark of an Oakcrest Education

March 21, 2019

Science teacher Angela Fortunato, English and classical languages teacher Elizabeth Black, history teacher Ginny Boles and Theology teacher Holly Salls share how they tell the human story in each of their subject areas. They offer reflections on the many ways that a liberal arts education can tell the story of the human person and help students realize their own place in the narrative of human history. Discussion moderated by Paula Rondon-Burgos, Latin teacher.

The Second Greatest Story Ever Told: The Life of Cicero, Roman Statesman, Politician, and Friend

The Second Greatest Story Ever Told: The Life of Cicero, Roman Statesman, Politician, and Friend

March 21, 2019

In an address given for Oakcrest's Fifth Annual O'Donovan Humanities Lecture, Oakcrest Classical languages teacher Paula Rondon-Burgos discusses the life of Marcus Tullius Cicero, a first-century B.C. Roman statesman. He provides a much-needed mirror for our times, one which reflects back the truth of the human person, both in its inherent fallibility and in its capacity for greatness. Introduction given by Mary T. Ortiz, Head of School.