--With the right tools, your children can do anything.--


Programs Monday - Saturdays 4:00 to 8:00pm daily
Advanced Writing Mondays & Thursdays 4:00  & 6:00
YStrive Classes Wednesdays at 4:30
Oxford Reading Project Saturdays 10-12  

High School Sessions Friday 5:30 to 8:30
High School Sessions Saturday 4:00 to 8:00
 

Now accepting applications for students 8 to 16-years of age.

Call for an appointment at (805) 451-5200






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How Oxford Can Serve the Homeschooling Community


Oxford Academics and the homeschooling community are a natural collaboration. My classroom is designed to pique the student imagination. In addition to the greatest books in the Western Cannon, Oxford is littered with scientific instruments, measuring devices, anatomical models, anthropological skulls. Each piece gives rise to questions that stimulate the process of intellectual discovery.

For Homeschooling children, I offer  two-hour morning classes from 8-10 and from 10:30-12:30. Specialized courses in Literature, History, Philosophy, Writing, Mechanics, and Science are available. Parents are welcome to sit in.

Like Oxford Academics,  Homeschooling arose out of a general disappointment with the decline in the standards, direction, and  values of the public school system. Overcrowding, a threadbare curriculum, and an amoral approach to public education have so weakened the traditional classroom that schools fail in the principal responsibility of education: teaching the next generation how to learn.

Most of us need a guide to find our way through, not just to learn, but to put our learning into use a good education is just a voice saying, look here, this is important, and here is why...

Plato,  Aristotle,  Dante,  Marlowe,  Kyd,  Shakespeare,   Erasmus,  Moore,  Galileo,  Newton,  Wollstonecraft,  Swift,  Browning, Bronte, Shaw,  Wilde, Wittgenstein,  Goethe,  Sartre,  Camus,  Nietzsche,  Woolf,  Eliot,  Einstein, Heisenberg,  Hawking , Thorne,  and Kaku,  to name a few,  are all cultural icons because they have wonderful things to say about the human spirit and the nature of the world. 

Literature, History, Art, Mathematics, Anthropology, Philosophy, Music,  Poetry, and Physics these are all inextricably linked together.  They are all part of the story of who we are, where we come from, and where we are going.  They are the poem that is Humankind. Learning this poem is part of learning to be human and humane.

Wanting to learn about the world is natural.  All of us are born with the desire, the hunger to learn, but so many miss out, there are distractions everywhere. . .

Oxford Academics is a place of focus, a place where, for a moment, the distractions recede.  Here, Literature, History, Art, Mathematics, Anthropology, Philosophy, Music, Poetry, and Physics all come together as part of the same story.

It is our story; it is the music of our lives. So it goes. . . .

Michael Wilds, Director




How To Find Out More

  • Call to arrange an appointment.  805.451.5200
  • Come in for an interview to discuss your child's needs.
  • Arrange a time for diagnostic testing.Allow 2 hours. Testing will include some or all of the following:
    • Reading Fluency
    • Writing Sample
    • Age-adjusted Stanford Binet
    • Kiersey Temperment/Meyers-Briggs
    • Millers Analogy Test
    • Age appropriate SSAT, PSAT, SAT
  • Set up the time and days of your child's sessions.
    • Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings, Weekends.
    • Individual or group 
  • Downolad and fill out the(click here) application
  •  It is that simple.
Call today to set up an appointment and to discuss how I can best serve your child's needs.  805.451.5200.


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