La Tropicana Sets New School Record!

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, the OES community came together to raise over $615,000 at our 33rd annual auction, La Tropicana. It was was our highest-grossing auction in OES’s history! Whether you celebrated with us in person or were one of our many virtual bidders, we are incredibly grateful for your generous support.

As of spring break, annual giving at OES exceeds $1,455,000. These gifts, made up of OES Fund contributions and Auction support, are critical to advancing OES’s mission to prepare students to realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities. Your contributions support students from the classroom to the playing fields and enable teachers to hone their craft through professional development. This year’s Special Appeal paddle raise will help fund our Flexible Tuition (financial aid) program, continuing our commitment to educate toward our larger purpose.

The OES Auction is only possible because of the volunteers—parents, faculty, and staff—who donate their time and talents to create an unforgettable evening. Thank you to Chair Sandra Cost, Co-Chair Jaime Sales, and the scores of volunteers who helped make La Tropicana truly a night to remember. Check out the photos!



Your partnership strengthens OES as we cultivate our students’ capacity for exploration, creativity, connection, and power for good so that they, in turn, may transform our world. Thank you all!

Be There - OES Auction 2019

It All Matters - Ruth Narode '13

About the Auction

The OES Auction is held every spring. Proceeds help support  the Aardvarks Advocate Skills and Knowledge (AASK) program, employee professional growth and development, and other important projects that enhance our campus and the learning experience for all our students.

Gala Image 2019


Easel Party tickets are still available!

Tennis Round-Robin on Sept. 9 

Bubbles, Beignets, and Bouquets on Oct. 5

Cocktails and Cubanos on Oct. 19

Third Annual Bunco Party on Nov. 15

Lower School Gingerbread House Party on Dec. 6

Valentine's Day Party on Feb. 14


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