A strong sense of community permeates the ebb and flow of daily life at OES. Whatever the grade or the background or the interests of a given student, that student is accepted and respected as a full-fledged member of the School community. In such an environment, students feel free to take the risks that lead to self-discovery and growth.
- Host families invite dorm students into their homes
- No-cut athletic program fosters team spirit rather than intra-team competition
- Small classes engender trusting relationships with peers and faculty
- Parent group seeks to educate peers about value of diversity.