Each year OES enrolls approximately 100 new students. We typically have 18 openings for Pre-Kindergarten, 30 openings for Kindergarten, 13 openings in 6th grade, 20-25 openings in 9th grade, 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 6th grade, 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, Volleyball (girls only)
Yes. OES serves lunch to all students each school day, including our half-day Pre-Kindergarten students. The cost of lunch is included in the 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.
OES offers need-based financial aid only. We encourage anyone who feels they may not be able to afford OES to apply for financial aid. More information may be found on the Tuition and Financial Aid page.
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Quick Facts about OES
868: total students (PK-Grade 12)
56: boarding student from the US and many other countries
16: average class size
76: percent of OES faculty have advanced degrees
7 to 1: student-to-faculty ratio
59: wooded acres with two wetland areas, a ropes course, nature trails, a greenhouse, gardens, and multiple indoor and outdoor athletic facilities
16: percent of our students receive financial aid