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Oakbrook Preparatory School by AdvancEd, South Carolina Association of Independent Schools, and holds membership with the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling.

Our school uniform provider is Lands End and uniform options can be purchased online. Please visit Landsend.com and use Preferred School number: 9000-6985-7 Oakbrook Preparatory School.

For more information visit our uniform policies section.

Students in grades K3-4thgrade have the opportunity to learn and develop athletic skills. Beginning in grade 5-12, students can explore participation in one of our many sports offerings. Oakbrook is a competitive class 2A school and a member of the South Carolina Independent School Association.

Yes, students in K3-9thgrade may stay until 6 p.m. for additional charge. They may stay every day or on a drop-in basis. For after school care costs, visit Tuition and Fees.

Lower School Students K-5th will have access to school iPads in the classrooms.

6th - Beginning in 2019-2020, we will begin to migrate away from iPads to parent-purchased Chromebooks as our device of choice. With our teachers using Chromebooks and the full keyboard, we believe that this change will bring more consistency, less distraction and more meaningful use of the device. Please see below for the minimum standards to be mindful of when purchasing a Chromebook. *They will continue with Chromebooks as they move up and you will not need to purchase an iPad.

7th -8th are grandfathered into the iPad program and are strongly encouraged to bring an ipad to class daily and some textbooks will be digital. We will be using this tool in class and developing activities and experiences that integrate the ipad camera, textbooks, and educational apps. We do understand that students develop at different rates and if you choose to have physical textbooks for your student, they will still receive a quality Oakbrook education but will be at a disadvantage during some class activities using ipads. Ipads will be the only devices allowed during instruction

Upper School Students 9th - 12th are strongly encouraged to bring a tablet or laptop daily. Recommended devices are iPads, Microsoft Surface (3rd generation or above), Android Tablet, netbooks or laptops. Kindles, Nooks, and phones are NOT recommended.

Our families use RenWeb, a Learning Management System, enabling them to view weekly lesson plans, assignments, grades, and test dates. It also allows our parents to change their information, access school directories, calendars, volunteer opportunities and receive electronic news from school staff.

Yes, for students in grades 3-12 we offer a prospective Shadow Day. Just call the Admissions Office to set up a time.