Each year OES enrolls approximately 100 new students. We typically have 18 openings in Pre-K, 30 openings in Kindergarten, 13 openings in grade 6, 20-25 openings in grade 9, and 2-5 openings for boarding students in grades 10-12. Openings in other grades are dependent upon re-enrollment of current students. Below are responses to many of the frequently asked questions.
- How many students are at OES?
- How old does a child need to be to apply to OES?
- Does OES have programs for international students? Do you issue I-20's?
- Do you have after-school programs for students?
- Does OES have team sports?
- Do you have a bus system?
- Does OES serve lunch?
- Do you have programs for students with learning differences or special needs?
- Does OES offer any programs for students with behavioral problems?
- Does OES offer any scholarships?
- How does OES compare to other schools?
Yes. Team sports at OES operate on a no-cut policy. Beginning in grade 6, there is a team for every level of experience and skill—competitive varsity teams for experienced players as well as teams for beginners trying a sport for the first time. See the list below for sports offered at OES.
Lower School students can participate in sports-related classes through the Extension Program.
Sports Offered in grades 6-12: Basketball, cross country, fencing, golf (grades 9-12 only) , lacrosse, skiing (grades 9-12 only), soccer, tennis, track, and volleyball (girls only).
Yes. We have a bus system that picks up and drops off students at centralized neighborhood locations. The fee for this service is based upon the location and the number of students at the drop off point. Read more
Yes. OES serves lunch to all students each school day, including our half-day Pre-Kindergarten students. The cost of lunch is included in tuition. Lunch usually includes salad, soup, sandwich, international, vegetarian and regular hot lunch options. Because we are a boarding school, we also offer breakfast and dinner daily! Day students may join the boarding community for these meals at an extra cost. View Menu
OES does not have separate programs for special needs students, but the individualized attention and small class size can be beneficial to many students who have minor learning differences. Read more about Academic Support.
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Quick Facts about OES
870: total students (Pre-K-Grade 12)
60: boarding student from the US and many other countries
16: average class size
7 to 1: student-to-faculty ratio
59: wooded acres with two wetland areas, ropes course, nature trails, greenhouse, gardens, and multiple indoor and outdoor athletic facilities
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20: percent of our students pay reduced tuition