Meaningful Art and Academics
While Oxbow is known as one of the best art programs in the United States for teens, it is also well known for innovative academics. At Oxbow we use every modality in the classroom. By providing multiple points of entry for each project students regardless of their individual strengths can access the curriculum and perform at their academic and artistic best.
The Oxbow curriculum has five main components:
- Accredited honors level academic courses including English, Environmental Science, US History, and Math,
- Elective Language Tutorials and additional Math courses,
- Physical Education through activities like kayaking, gardening, hiking, and biking,
- Studio arts including painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, design and new media (photography, film, video, animation, sound, digital art) and
- Visiting artist’s residencies.
* Students interested in courses other than the core Oxbow offerings should contact the Admissions Office to request more information.
|Honors Studio Art||2||Studio Art, Painting, Sculpture, New Media, Printmaking|
|Honors English||1||English, American Literature, Advanced Composition, Language Arts|
|Honors Environmental Science||1||Environmental Science, Food Systems, Regenerative Agriculture, Agro-Ecology, Ecology|
|Oxbow Math||1||Math, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus|
|Honors US History||1||US History, Civics, Government, Economics, Philosophy|
|Physical Education||1||Physical Education|
|Language Tutoring in: Spanish, French, German or Chinese||1||Foreign Language|
|Algebra II||1||Algebra II|
|AP Calculus||1||AP Calculus|
Throughout the semester extracurricular activities, field trips, guest lectures, and visiting artist residencies enrich the curriculum.
The semester concludes with a public art exhibition, with each student making a formal presentation about the research and critical thinking that informed their Final Project.