Mission, Vision & Values
The Oxford School is an independent school that focuses on strong academic programming within a nurturing environment. It is something most parents wish for their children – a good education with opportunities to excel and reach their full potential in an encouraging setting. TOS was founded by Sandra Hurley to do just that. TOS believes that academic knowledge and skills are important for everyone to develop, and that children can and will succeed with support and guidance.
We believe that children thrive in an environment that provides personalized attention and an enriched approach to learning. Class sizes are small to provide the opportunity for individualized, enhanced learning. Students benefit from high academic standards, and opportunities to act as role models in their own school community as well as in the larger Oxford community. Through a variety of programs and activities students are encouraged to develop self-confidence and respect for themselves, their peers, their teachers and their community. As well, TOS offers parents the opportunity to involve themselves in their children’s education in a meaningful way, while extending the safe, nurturing home environment to the academic community.
With a student-centred approach, we strive to identify and support each other’s strengths, and pursue them with passion. We believe in achieving a balance between physical, emotion, social, and moral development for all students. We are committed to providing all students with a solid academic foundation within an enriched setting that supports their pursuit of education.
To instill a love of learning and foster student curiosity in a kind and welcoming environment and to provide an exceptional quality of education, while working towards academic excellence, innovative creativity, and social progress.
We value the development of character, and self-confidence in our students. We fundamentally commit to academic achievement and the evolution of programs and facilities that support life-long learning. We encourage our students and are sensitive to the needs and feelings of each child, with a continued commitment to a safe and inclusive environment for all. The contributions of our school family and extended community are held with the highest regard. These values were not created but inherited from Sandra Hurly, founder of this school, whose passion was the education of our students.