School Re-entry Update from Mr. Boyles
Dear Oakbrook Prep families and prospective families,
Charlotte Mason believed education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life. She was right. Our atmosphere should invite students to learn, explore, and create. They should be taught the disciplines of good habits and provided time to think and reflect. And their minds should be fed a generous and rich curriculum. We believe all of these things and we also believe that the Oakbrook educational experience is best when we are connected on campus where we can learn together and from one another. We are eager to be in community together and we are planning to return to school with face-to-face learning.
Oakbrook has put together a strong task force composed of school leaders, teachers, and healthcare professionals to lead our plan to return to campus in August. In the coming weeks, I will share that plan with you. As a small independent school, Oakbrook is in a unique position compared to larger schools to put together specific safeguards while not sacrificing our ability to be on campus.
While it is our goal to operate as normally as possible, our planning must be well-prepared, adaptable, and one that gives us the best chance of having students learning together while not compromising on the necessary provisions needed for health and safety. We believe our planning allows for flexibility should the circumstances in our community call for adjustment and enables us to provide the Oakbrook education you expect while protecting our students, teachers, families, and community.
As a school family, we are facing a tremendous challenge but we are in this together. Once again, I am incredibly grateful for your partnership, your feedback, your support, and especially, your prayers.
Head of School