In front of her family, peers, and faculty at Oakcrest School, Gabby Byrne ’22 signed to play lacrosse at Christopher Newport University. Gabby will join the CNU Lacrosse team this coming year as a defense/midfield player.
Oakcrest School is pleased to congratulate Amelia Cho ‘24 on her first-place win at the First Annual Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Girls State Invitational Golf Tournament held on May 11, 2022 at Meadowbrook Country Club in Richmond, Virginia.
In its initiative to incorporate the work of local artists to promote an appreciation for the role of wonder and delight in beauty, Oakcrest School commissioned local Virginia painter Sue Braswell to produce a painting of “The Morning Ferry” for the office of the Head of School, Dr. Mary T. Ortiz. The oil painting depicts a ferry taking people to Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine in the morning hours.
Michele (Casey ‘99) Bueno was recently elected as President of the Oakcrest School Board of Directors. She is the first alumna to serve as President of the Board and the second alumna to serve on the Board of Directors.
As the winter sports season comes to a close, Oakcrest School’s Varsity Basketball team is celebrating a historic season. From playing in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division II State Championships to racking up impressive individual athletic accomplishments, the Chargers made this a year to remember.
Oakcrest will host its 7th Annual O’Donovan Humanities Lecture on Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 pm. This year’s event will feature father-daughter scholars Victor Lee Austin and Emily Austin speaking on “Ancient and Modern Grief: Presence and Absence.”
With Oakcrest’s production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins only a couple weeks away, it’s easy to imagine the hours of singing, dancing, and acting rehearsals needed to prepare for this beloved musical. What might not be as obvious is the incredible amount of work that goes into the ambitious technical side of the show.
On Thursday, February 3, Varsity Basketball senior Elisabeth Dunch made history by becoming the first Oakcrest athlete to hit 1,000 career points. Elisabeth reached this historic milestone during the Chargers’ game against St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School.
Oakcrest has opened registration for its 2022 Summer Programs. This year the school is offering 19 different in-person programs for girls in rising third through twelfth grade. Available between June 13 and August 12, 2022, the programs will be run by Oakcrest faculty members on its 23-acre campus.
This summer, a group of eleven Oakcrest students will embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Along with Dean of Students Meghan Hadley ‘06, these students will head out on a nine-day backpacking adventure with Camp Wojtyla in the Rocky Mountains.
Oakcrest is pleased to announce this year’s Upper School show, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. Performances will take place on February 18 and 19 at the Ernst Community Theater in Annandale, Virginia.
The Arlington Catholic Herald has published an article and a video on Henry Wingate, the artist who painted Oakcrest's new Holy Family painting, highlighting the painting as well. Read the story and watch the video.
On Friday, October 8, Oakcrest School students, faculty, and staff participated in All-School Service Day, an annual Fall Spirit Week tradition. The entire school spent the morning volunteering around the Northern Virginia/Washington, DC region.
When asked how Oakcrest formed her, Alessandra Christiani ‘11 says that above all else, Oakcrest taught her how to think critically and deeply. She calls this “the most useful skill in my life, both in work and in my personal life.”
Lily James’s journey to becoming a Division I track athlete started during her days as an Oakcrest Charger. “Running has always been a huge part of my life since I started on the Oakcrest track team in sixth grade,” Lily ‘19, who runs for the University of Virginia, explains. “It's been a blessing to continue to grow as an athlete in college.”
Keira ‘25 became an Oakie in seventh grade. “I chose Oakcrest, because I wanted an education that both promoted and increased confidence in myself and focused on the educational aspect of school,” she says.
Since graduating from Oakcrest in 2015, Giorgina Agostini has embarked on an exciting journey to pursue her passion for public policy and advocacy. It’s a journey that has taken her everywhere from The College of William and Mary to Spain, and now to the halls of our nation’s Capitol, where she will be working on the Republican staff of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, a bipartisan caucus in the House of Representatives that is in charge of "promoting, defending and advocating for international human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other relevant human rights instruments."