Oxford Academy

1393 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498

Founded in Pleasantville, NJ, by Joseph M. Weidberg, this school moved to Westbrook in 1973, after a fire had destroyed the main building. The academy, which draws its enrollment from throughout the country and the world, has successfully developed and pursued a program of totally individualized instruction that prepares all of its students for college or further secondary preparation. The school serves young men who have failed to thrive in traditional classrooms. Although students enroll for different reasons, Oxford is especially adept at assisting those with documented disabilities in the area of processing speed and executive function. Typically, these pupils have also been diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety, depression or a combination thereof. Despite the fact that many suitable students have strong verbal skills, they have struggled to keep pace in previous college preparatory settings. The academy employs the Socratic method of teaching, and a full curriculum extends from basic courses through Advanced Placement. Each class consists of one student and one teacher. Independent study in the subject area follows 20 minutes of class time, and boys receive study skills instruction focusing on note taking, test preparation, stress-reduction strategies, organization and time management. Proctored study halls and access to teachers for extra help throughout the day are additional program features. Extracurricular activities include trips to concerts, museums, movies, deep-sea fishing sites and nearby points of interest.

  • Underachieving in School Focus
  • Learning Disability Focus

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory, General Academic, Learning Differences, Underachiever, Special Education
Grade RangeBoarding — Boys Grades 9-PG
Coed, Boys, or GirlsBoys
Full Address1393 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498
Year Established1906
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorPhilip B. Cocchiola
Applications DueRolling
Total Enrollment48
Boarding Students48
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