On Friday, June 4, faculty, staff, students, and families will gather for a historic moment in Chargers history as Oakcrest School officially breaks ground for the construction of its new Athletic Center.
Oakcrest held the final round of the eighth annual Most Courageous American Competition this Thursday. This year’s finalists were George Washington, presented by the seventh grade, and Mike Murphy, supported by the eighth grade.
On May 4, in front of Oakcrest faculty, students, and coaches, senior Ellen Stark officially signed to play lacrosse next year with Randolph-Macon College, an NCAA Division III school. Ellen will play in the position of goalie for the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets.
Oakcrest is celebrating the members of its senior class, who have been admitted into universities around the country, including Columbia University, the United States Coast Guard Academy, Cornell University, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, and Georgia Institute of Technology.
If the school officials in Fairfax County, Virginia, need any tips on how to reopen for full-time in-person learning, they need look no further than the Catholic schools in their own neighborhood, including Oakcrest. Read story
Oakcrest junior Rachel Fischer recently completed her Girl Scout Gold Award project by building a website promoting healthy eating. Entitled Healthy Eating for a Healthy Life, Rachel’s site features recipes and video tutorials for healthy, easy-to-make meals and baked goods.
Oakcrest's Annual O’Donovan Humanities Lecture will be held on Saturday, March 13 at 7:00 pm and feature a talk on “Beauty, Piety and Fun in Medieval Literature,” by Dr. Evelyn Birge Vitz, Professor Emerita of French Literature, Thought and Culture at NYU.
The pandemic has created plenty of challenges and changed many plans, but it has also brought unexpected opportunities. For alumna Maddie Mislock (‘20), it opened the door to rewarding mission work out West.
Oakcrest is pleased to offer a STEM Camp for girls in groups of rising 3rd-5th and 6th-8th grade this summer. Running from June 14-18, the program will allow campers to explore STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) topics through fun and engaging interactive activities that will take place outdoors on Oakcrest’s school campus as well as in its state-of-the-art science labs.
When Mary Welch Higgins graduated from Oakcrest in 1981, she knew that she wanted to pursue her passion for art. Today, she combines this love of beauty and creativity with an entrepreneurial spirit as she starts her own art advisory firm.
Theresa (Currano) Talavera graduated from Oakcrest in 1993, and she has remained rooted in the Oakcrest community ever since. From teaching at Oakcrest to serving on the Gala Committee to being an Oakie parent, Theresa loves maintaining a deep connection with her alma mater.
Freshman Amelia Cho (‘24) is a talented student-athlete who recently earned a place in the prestigious Drive, Chip and Putt Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club which took place before the Masters Tournament on April 4, 2021.
While attending a summer program for high school students at the University of Dallas, Sarah (Hunt) Arkell met an Oakcrest student, who inspired Sarah to learn more about the school. Although they lived in Texas at the time, Sarah and her father soon visited Oakcrest, and Sarah enrolled for the following year as an eleventh grader so that she could spend her final two years of high school there.
Hannah Lu (‘21) was drawn to Oakcrest in sixth grade because of the joyful community she experienced when she visited. Now in her senior year, she still cherishes the kindness and warmth that she encounters in her classmates and teachers at school every day.
Sports were an important part of alumna Clare Polis’ (‘17) Oakcrest experience, so when she got the opportunity to give back to younger Oakies through coaching, Clare took it. This spring will be her third year serving as a Track & Field coach for the Chargers.
If there’s anyone who knows Oakcrest athletics, it’s Caroline Heeter (‘97). From being a student athlete to serving as Oakcrest’s Athletic Director since 2005, Caroline has been deeply involved in the tremendous growth of the Oakcrest athletics program over the years.
Rosie Kilmer (‘25) began her Oakcrest journey as a sixth grader. With three sisters who are Oakcrest alumnae and a mom who is an Oakcrest math teacher, Rosie has been part of the community for a long time, and it felt only natural for her to join a school where she could both make new friends and be close to family.