The Oxbow school day is a little different from a day in a traditional high school—in many ways the format is similar to that of a college. It is carefully designed to balance class time, opportunities to work on both class assignments and personal art projects in the studios, co-curricular activities, and participation in the Oxbow community. Classes are small; with a faculty to student ratio of 1:8 students receive individual attention and one-on-one instruction.

Weekly, all students take a break from classes to get some organized exercise. Past activities have included bicycling, yoga, hiking, kayaking, gardening and recreational sports that offer everyone an opportunity to stay fit and get outdoors.

Mondays through Thursdays are the days for intensive core academic and art classes. Fridays are reserved for field trips to museums, galleries, private collections, artists’ studios, and co-curricular activities such as hikes. Studio hours in the afternoons, evenings, and over weekends offer students ample time and faculty support to complete projects and assignments.

8:15 Breakfast is served

9:00 Morning Classes - Academics

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Afternoon Classes - Studio Art

4:00 Studio Lab/Language Tutorials

5:30 Dinner is Served

7:30 Open Studios

10:00 Dorm Sign-In