Oakcrest School
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?" 

How the C&O Canal brought about the United States Constitution

How the C&O Canal brought about the United States Constitution

November 12, 2020

History teacher Ginny Boles delves into how the C&O Canal was a catalyst for bringing about the United States Constitution. 

Coffee with the Head of School: November 6, 2020

Coffee with the Head of School: November 6, 2020

November 6, 2020

Dr. Mary T. Ortiz offers some thoughts on "raising heirloom flowers" and the Oakcrest mission, as well as positive COVID lessons she has learned that can help in the education of young women.

Coffee with the Head of School: October 2, 2020

Coffee with the Head of School: October 2, 2020

October 13, 2020

Mary T. Ortiz reflects on the value and impact of mentoring young women. 

Coffee with the Head of School: September 11, 2020

Coffee with the Head of School: September 11, 2020

September 16, 2020

Head of School Mary T. Ortiz shares some reflections on the upcoming school year with parents in the first Coffee with the Head of the 2020 fall semester.

An Inconvenience Rightly Considered Series: Everyday Practical Skills in Five Easy Lessons

An Inconvenience Rightly Considered Series: Everyday Practical Skills in Five Easy Lessons

June 23, 2020

An Inconvenience Rightly Considered is a series produced by the Parent Partnership team to inspire and to provide practical advice for parents during quarantine. In this fifth and final episode, Director of Parent Support Terri Collins and Director of Mentoring Kate Hadley talk about the most important practical life skills to teach your children before they enter adulthood.

An Inconvenience Rightly Considered Series: 10 Tips for the Best Social Skills You Can Teach Your Child Before She Goes Off to College

An Inconvenience Rightly Considered Series: 10 Tips for the Best Social Skills You Can Teach Your Child Before She Goes Off to College

June 18, 2020

An Inconvenience Rightly Considered is a series produced by the Parent Partnership team to inspire and to provide practical advice for parents during quarantine. Director of Parent Support Terri Collins and Director of Mentoring Kate Hadley are back, this time with a discussion on important social skills that will serve your child well as she becomes an adult. 

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