Oxbridge Academy is an independent, co-educational day school for grades 7-12 located on a beautiful 54-acre campus in West Palm Beach, Florida. In an environment founded on a culture of kindness, Oxbridge delivers an exceptional educational experience by teaching what is worth learning; emphasizing course rigor; fostering personal discovery; integrating academics, the arts, and athletics; and focusing on character building. The result: students who are caring, confident, compassionate, critical thinkers, and global citizens prepared to tackle 21st-century problems—and annual graduating classes with 100% acceptance to four-year colleges and universities.
Philanthropist William I. Koch founded Oxbridge in 2011 with the goal of bringing together like-minded families who place a high value on fostering a love of learning and providing a world-class education to academically qualified children regardless of their financial need. Mr. Koch established a unique school environment where social class and cliques are irrelevant, and compassion and cooperation are the traits that matter. The best teachers, some of whom are leaders in their fields, inspire Oxbridge students who also benefit from state-of-the-art teaching technology and an emphasis on hands-on learning over note-taking and memorization.
Health, wellness, and proper nutrition are built into the school day. All students have access to the school’s first-rate health clinic and staff; PE, sports injuries, and rehab can be addressed here. Oxbridge also employs a fulltime psychologist. The school chef is celebrated by students and staff alike for preparing tasty, nutritious meals to power them through the day.
Oxbridge has an average class size of 14, a 9:1 student/faculty ratio, and a faculty of which 77% have advanced degrees, including 13% with doctorates. Oxbridge is also proud of its unique, signature programs: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Aviation, Independent Research, and Cambridge Scholars—Yes, students spend two weeks studying at the prestigious school in England!
The school’s Model UN and debate teams and its theater students are annually among the best in the state. The number of extra-curricular options grows yearly as students are encouraged to bring new ideas for programs and clubs to the administration. Oxbridge also encourages and emphasizes community service, sometimes well beyond the local community. In 2019, a dozen Oxbridge students had the eye-opening experience of traveling to the Dominican Republic to help deliver hearing aids to hundreds of hearing-impaired residents.
Oxbridge is also proud of its 22 varsity and seven JV athletic teams, which include sailing, equestrian, and girls flag football as well as basketball, volleyball, soccer, and lacrosse, among others. Since 2011, Oxbridge athletic teams have won five individual and team state championships, 10 regional championships, and 37 district titles. Fifteen percent of Oxbridge graduates have received scholarships to continue competing at the collegiate level. One recent graduate is playing lacrosse for Princeton, another is playing baseball for Johns Hopkins, and a third is on the soccer team at Villanova. Athletes in the Class of 2021 will be playing college sports as well, joining the sailing team at Tulane and the softball team at Holy Cross, among others.
In conjunction with its 10th anniversary, Oxbridge is adding seventh and eighth grades beginning in August 2021. Adding a middle school expands Oxbridge’s commitment to providing a world-class education to younger students from all walks of life who have a love of learning, allowing them to benefit sooner from the school’s focus on character development, its culture of kindness, and enabling them to make a seamless transition to the high school. The Oxbridge Advantage is waiting for you.