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Oakdale Academy

366 Oakdale Street
Staten Island, NY 10312

(718) 948-4220


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our program is designed to foster creativity and independence, while promoting academic enrichment through a specifically designed curriculum utilizing challenging and stimulating materials and teaching methods.

The program cares for the child as a whole so that there I also emphasis placed on nurturing emotional growth, while sparking excitement and enthusiasm in learning endeavors.

Children work in small groups based upon their abilities rather than arbitrary chronological grouping rules. This ensures each child being able to work at this own pace and reach his own potential through opportunities for critical thinking and problem solving. Small grouping by ability allows us to respond to individual needs.

Statement of Philosophy

We adhere to NAEYC's Commitment to children

We appreciate childhood as a unique and valuable stage of the human life cycle

We base our work with children on knowledge of child development

We appreciate and support the close ties between the child and family

We recognize that children are best understood in the context of family, culture and society

We respect the dignity, worth and uniqueness of each individual

We help children and adults achieve their full potential in the context of relationships that are based upon trust, respect, and positive regard.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school