The Oxford Academy

Westbrook, Connecticut, USA view map
All Boys, No Religious Affiliation

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Since 1906, Oxford has specialized in working with young men ages 13 to 20 of average to superior intelligence through a college preparatory program designed to meet their specific needs. Education at Oxford is completely individualized; each class consists of one teacher and one student. Each boy’s academic program is designed around his unique interests, ability and pace of learning. Our rolling admissions policy allows a candidate to enter whenever there is space available.

There are so many reasons for enrolling at Oxford: some of our young men have not been successful in the traditional classroom environment, some wish to accelerate their programs, while others are looking to make up for lost time. International students come for our English as a Second Language (ESL) program and individualized instruction in all subjects. At Oxford Academy, the student’s success is directly connected to his willingness to work hard and assume responsibility for his education.

Oxford Academy can have an extraordinary impact on a young man’s life. It can turn him around and put him on the path to a better education and a better life. It is here that many young men discover their true potential. We welcome you to visit us at one of our informational tours to have a richer and more meaningful understanding of Oxford's mission.

1393 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, Connecticut, USA 06498

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Director of Admission: David Tuttle
Admissions Phone:860-399-6247 ext.180Fax:860-399-6805
Email: Website:

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $65
  • International Application Fee: CAD $125
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes
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  • Founded: 1906
  • Campus Size: 14 acres
  • Grades Offered:
  • Accredited by: NEASC, CAIS/CT
Student Body
Grades 9th-post-grad
Girls     0 0 0
Boys     48 0 48
Total     48 0 48

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $58,600
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: N/A
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 3.00%
  • Average Awarded: $0
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 0.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $0
  • Current Endowment: $700,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $0

Summary: The Oxford Academy is unique in more ways than its hallmark of one-to-one instruction. Equally important is the structured schedule of class time interspersed with study time. The academic day is organized so that each student has one hour between every class. By completing homework directly after it is assigned, the student practices newly learned concepts and effective time management.

Department Director: Marti White

Average Class Size: 1

Full Time Teachers: 23

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 45.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 1/1

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Number of AP Courses Offered: 4

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Learning Center
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • Classical History
  • European History
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Behavior
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Electronics
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Marine Biology
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Functions
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
Computer Studies:
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Drawing
  • Film and Video
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Studio Art
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • AP courses are offered on an as need basis.

Summary: Our Goals for All Students 1. To increase confidence and motivation through successful academic experiences. 2. To improve study habits, strategies and time management. 3. To identify and remediate gaps or deficits in core subjects and skills. 4. To prepare students for college-level expectations. 5. To foster personal responsibility and positive decision-making.

Department Director: Matt LaSota

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 2

Average Students Per Dorm: 24

No. of Boys Dorms: 2

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
Laundry Facilities 
Wireless Internet 

Dress Code: Other

Student Life

Summary: Positive peer interaction, cultural understanding, honesty, and respect for one another are integral to Oxford’s close-knit community atmosphere. Consistent and clear parameters promote accountability and personal responsibility, allowing Oxford students to focus on the goals of improving their academic and social skills. Free time may be spent socializing in the Walter and Joy Mitchell Student Center where students can play ping-pong, pool, or air hockey, relax in the Senior Lounge, watch movies and events on the big screen television, and enjoy video gaming stations. A short walk from the school will take students to nearby shops, restaurants, and beaches. Always available for use are the school’s three tennis courts, the gymnasium and soccer field. Clubs and other activities are organized each year according to student interests. Oxford’s Activities Director organizes trips to concerts, sporting events, and places of interest, as well as regular outings to the movies and local malls. Outdoor activities include skiing and snowboarding in Vermont, and kayaking and fishing on Long Island Sound. After fulfilling their commitments on Saturdays, students are permitted to travel home or visit friends and families.


  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Soccer Field, Tennis courts and Long Island Sound

Clubs and Organizations

  • Community Service
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Literary Magazine
  • Photography
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook

Summary: The primary goal of the Oxford Academy athletic program is to give every student the opportunity to focus on and improve his mental and physical fitness. Throughout the three seasons, students may join one of the varsity teams (soccer, basketball, tennis).

Arts Department Director: Jill Vaughn

Athletics Department Director: Geoff Cartier

Interscholastic Sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Recreational Sports
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Weight Lifting

Summary: Oxford Academy’s College Counseling Office works closely with students and families, as they navigate their way through the process of the college search and admission process. Our counselor: • Offers advise about post secondary educational options that best fit a students individual interests and needs • Provides education regarding the procedures of admission • Supports and encourages students as they complete applications

Department Director: Martha Neale

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 95.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Skidmore 1 graduates
NYU 1 graduates
Hamilton 1 graduates
UCONN-Honors Program 1 graduates
Fordam 1 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA

Notable Alumni

Fabien Cousteau (Class of 1986)

Moises de la Renta (Class of 2003)

Quotes from Alumni

We were fortunate in making some very special friends at Oxford, who were extremely supportive in achieving what we feel is a great victory.

-Mr. and Mrs. Richard Salsburg, Class of 2009, parents of Josh



We would like to thank you and the faculty for helping Kyle regain his confidence and restore his thirst for learning.

-Mr. and Mrs. Harry Greeley, Class of 2009, parents of Kyle



Summary: Oxford’s five-week summer term can be geared towards many different needs. Students already enrolled may use summer term to make up time or accelerate. New students may enroll in summer term to get a head start to the regular year, or for remedial work. Our current offerings include College Search, Study Skills, English as a Second Language, Marine Biology, Sailing Lessons, and Cogmed Working Memory Training.

College Search

Offered to young men who have completed their junior year, this program is designed to cover all aspects of the college admissions process. Within the structure of Oxford’s one-to-one program, students research colleges, complete the Common App, prepare a personal essay, and visit colleges.

Registration Deadline: N/A
Tuition: $7,916
Financial Aid Available:  
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English as a Second Language

Intermediate to Advanced ESL students may choose one or two English classes, with an additional conversation class depending on enrollment. Math, science and social studies courses are offered, geared toward the student's level of proficiency and interest. TOEFL and SAT/ACT prep are optional.

Registration Deadline: N/A
Tuition: $7,916
Financial Aid Available:  
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Study Skills

Students gain the skills to be active learners, to improve reading comprehension, and to organize and retain information for tests or written work. Upon completion, one-half credit is awarded.

Registration Deadline: N/A
Tuition: $7,916
Financial Aid Available:  
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Summary: The Oxford Academy offers a unique and compelling way to teach young men a traditional curriculum in a non-traditional setting. That is to say, in a one to one setting - which can benefit a variety of mild learning differences and help those with ADD or ADHD or alternatively allow the intellectually motivated student to accelerate his learning.