Beyond Academics

Co-Curricular Activities

Oxford Academy opens its facilities, and extends its network into the surrounding community, to provide an array of co-curricular activities.

Oxford Academy opens its facilities, and extends its network into the surrounding community, to provide an array of co- curricular activities. In addition to participating in the interscholastic sports program, students enjoy the tennis courts and gymnasium on campus, as well as swimming, fishing and golf near the school. Clubs and interest groups are formed each semester based on student interest. Occasional mid-week field trips to art galleries or plays are sponsored.

If you do not see a club of your interest here, be sure to share your ideas for a new club and we will do our best to get it started!

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Oxford Nation
Oxford NationOxford Nation is the philanthropic student-run club. Meeting weekly with faculty advisor’s Ms. Vaughn and Mr. Cartier, students discuss different causes they would like to support, select one and then inform the faculty and students about the charity. The fundraisers are usually Friday jeans days for $1 and sometimes there is an additional special basket raffle.
BOOK CLUB
book clubEvery month The Oxford Book Club chooses a novel to read then later discuss. Mrs. Gilman, Library and Media Specialist, in conjunction with the Westbrook Public Library hosts a gathering full of refreshments, fun, and lively discussion about their reading!
SUSTAIN
sustain gardenUnder the direction of Mr. Hayden, Sustain encourages environmentally responsible practices at OA and our surrounding community. We help maintain nearby wilderness, support the school’s recycling program, educate the community on related issues and raise money for sustainable and environmental causes internationally. This year we are looking to broaden the scope of the club to include more enjoyment of our local environment with offerings that include mountain biking, gardening, hiking, camping, and possibly canoeing.
True Blue Student Newspaper

Mrs. Gilman, Librarian and Media Specialist, supervises the student newspaper which has gained the interest of Oxford’s finest student writers, photographers, cartoon artists, columnist, and editors. This group of talented, creative boys generate original content and publish an intriguing online newspaper publication at the end of each term.

Student Leadership
Student LeadershipUnder the direction of Mr. LaSota and the residential faculty, our dorm representatives are peer nominated student leaders within the community. Dorm Reps are young men who actively serve as role models to help new and returning students become more involved in community events and activities.
Photo Club
Photo ClubMr. Sahl facilitates the photo club which meets weekly. This group journeys to different locations like the Westbrook town beach, the DEP docks, the Devil’s Hopyard, and more to create incredible graphic designed images using lights, smoke, and long exposure photos.
Mindfulness Club
Mindfulness ClubMindfulness is the art of being present in the moment. Mindfulness Club is organized by Ms. Vaughn. Immediately following morning meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, all members of the community are invited to practice breathing and meditation exercises to better prepare for a productive day.
The Career Paths Programs
The Career Paths ProgramUnder the guidance of Mr. Cartier, the Career Path Program introduces our students to different career opportunities by traveling to local companies to gain exposure to different careers. Students also discover what the occupation entails and hear about how an individual chose and established his career.
Chess Club
Chess ClubMr. Rhoads and the Oxford chess players meet several times per week during morning snack break for fun-filled chess matches, also lessons on strategies and techniques. Students from all skill levels are welcome to join!

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