On March 14 at 7:00 pm,Oakcrest School’s Sixth Annual O’Donovan Humanities Lecture will feature Dr. Evelyn Birge Vitz, Professor Emerita of French Literature, Thought and Culture at New York University. Dr. Vitz will speak about “Beauty, Piety and Fun in Medieval Literature.” The event is free and open to the public.
Oakcrest Parent Support is once again offering the Art of Living for Women, a workshop on the art of creating a home that fosters human flourishing. This year’s event, titled “Longing for Home,” will take place on campus on January 25 from 8:45 am - 12:30 pm and focuses on creating order and beauty in the home.
Oakcrest is excited to announce that it will hold a multi-sports summer camp from June 15-19, 2020. This week-long camp of sports fun for girls in rising grades 3 through 8 will offer soccer, lacrosse, volleyball and softball.
On Monday, December 16, Middle and Upper School students competed in Oakcrest’s annual Shakespeare Monologue Competition. In the Middle School division, Ashleigh Yaghmour (‘25) took second place and Charlotte O’Beirne (‘24) won first. From the Upper School, Catalina Scheider Galiñanes ('21) won second place and Ava Quaale (‘21) placed first.
The sound of carols filled the air at Oakcrest’s Annual Christmas Concert on Friday, December 13. The Christmas Instrumental Concert and Choral Concert provide a chance for the school’s music department to highlight the hard work of its many talented musicians.
Oakcrest’s Concert Chorus has been selected to help launch a new project through Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, with the goal of promoting America’s rich cultural heritage of American folk music among young people.
Oakcrest will send sixteen students and three faculty members to the Virginia Junior Classical League (VJCL) Convention on November 24-25. The convention, which takes place in Richmond, hosts hundreds of Latin students from all over the state of Virginia who participate in competitions and activities. This is Oakcrest’s sixth year attending.
Oakcrest’s winter sports season is off to a strong start, with over 100 students competing on a winter sports team. This year Oakcrest has five basketball teams—Varsity, JV, Middle School Green, Middle School White and Middle School Gold—as well as two swim teams—Varsity and Middle School.
On Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 pm, Oakcrest School will hold an event for parents entitled “The Path to Academic Success.” Faculty will share Oakcrest’s vision of academic success, and parents will leave with a renewed vision of their role in their daughter’s academic flourishing. The panel is part of Oakcrest’s Adventures in Parenting series.
This year, Oakcrest inaugurated the 7th Grade Club, an opportunity for Class of 2025 to meet regularly and discuss ways to grow in friendship and have fun together. The club is led this semester by Blanca Fernandez, who is from Seville, Spain and is serving as an Oakcrest intern.
On Saturday, October 26, Oakcrest’s Debate Team held a mock debate tournament at school. Eight debate team members spent the day preparing cases and debating each other in order to train for the Washington-Arlington Catholic Forensic League Lincoln Douglas Debate.
What if you could take a graduate level course in parenting? Receive in-depth insights and discuss real-life family scenarios with both your peers and experts? Oakcrest Parent Support offers just such an opportunity with its annual Family Enrichment course.
On November 21, Oakcrest will welcome author and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to campus. Mrs. Pharr Davis will conduct leadership workshops tailored for each grade level, using stories from her experiences on the trail to talk to students about overcoming challenges through resiliency, adaptability, and teamwork.
Oakcrest’s Athletics is continuing a strong fall season. The Cross Country teams made impressive showings at the DCXC Meet in Washington, DC on September 28. The Middle School team placed 7 out of 17 teams.
Sarah Robertson joined the Oakcrest community this year as Assistant Athletic Director and also as Head Softball Coach. She has jumped right into the life of the school, making valuable contributions to the athletics program.