Oakbrook Preparatory School

From GoUpstate.com - At Oakbrook Prep, a total eclipse of the "Hart"

Oakbrook Prep hosted an eclipse watch party for students in grades four and above Monday. Students in grades three and below were dismissed early, but many stuck around with their parents to watch the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon.

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From GoUpstate.com - Prince Miller takes charge at Oakbrook

First-year head coach Prince Miller hopes this year’s senior leadership will lay a foundation for the future at Oakbrook Prep.

Read more about Coach Prince Miller and the Oakbrook Varsity Football program from GoUpstate.com

http://www.goupstate.com/sports/20170816/prince-miller-takes-charge-at-oakbrook

Oakbrook Senior Jake Womick named Coolidge Senator

Womick is one of 50 applicants selected to an all-expenses paid weekend to Washington, D.C. to tour the three branches of government, study civics, and learn about President Coolidge's time in Washington as vice president and president. 

Oakbrook senior Jake Womick is one of 50 students in the United States to be named a Coolidge Senator by the Coolidge Foundation. 

Womick will leave Thursday for Washington, D.C., for an all-expenses-paid weekend where he will tour the three branches of government, study civics, and learn about President Coolidge's time in Washington as vice president and president. 

Womick was selected from nearly 2,500 students from all 50 states who applied for the prestigous Coolidge Scholarship, which provides students with a full-ride for four years of undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Only three scholarships are awarded each year. While Womick did not receieve the scholoarship, being selected for as a Senator is a true honor.

Each applicant was required to read and write an essay about the Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge.

Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. The main criterion is academic excellence as well as a demonstrated interest in public policy; an appreciation for the values Coolidge championed; as well as humility, service, and leadership.

 

 

 

Will Patterson ('17) named National AP Scholar, 39 students recognized as AP Scholars

The AP Scholar distinction is granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP (Advanced Placement) exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

Oakbrook Preparatory School graduate Will Patterson was recently named a National AP Scholar.

The National AP Scholar distinction is granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP (Advanced Placement) exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

Patterson, who is currently attending the University of South Carolina Honors College and is also a National Merit Finalist, took  12 AP exams while at Oakbrook, with an average score of 4.42, and scored 4 or 5 on 11 of his 12 exams taken. 

Oakbrook gave 212 AP exams to 101 students in grades nine through 12, representing 17 subjects. The College Board recognized 39 Oakbrook students as AP Scholars for receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. 

 

Oakbrook announces Dr. John Lindsell as its new Head of School

Oakbrook families are invited to a "Meet and Greet" Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with Dr. Lindsell in the Student Commons.

Oakbrook Preparatory School Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. John Lindsell as the new Head of School of Oakbrook Preparatory School. Dr. Lindsell has extensive experience in the leadership of independent schools and a deep background in both theology and education. He will officially begin his duties as Head of School on August 1.

Dr. Lindsell completed his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College, followed by a Masters in Theological Studies from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He also holds a Masters in Education and a Doctorate in Education, both from Harvard University.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Lindsell has served as Head of School at Westminister School (Augusta, Georgia), Saint James School (Montgomery, Alabama), Whitefield Academy (Mableton, Georgia), and Fort Bend Christian Academy (Sugar Land, Texas).  He has also taught as an Associate Professor of Education at Kennesaw State University with an emphasis on independent school leadership.  Most recently, Dr. Lindsell has served as a Senior Consultant with MPK&D Consulting Group, providing consulting services to universities and independent schools. 

For the past 30 years, Dr. Lindsell has served as a visiting faculty member in the Education Department of Harvard University, teaching a six-week summer program focused on leadership, financial management, and advancement within non-profit organizations.  He will continue teaching this summer course each year as he serves as Head of School at Oakbrook.

We are excited to bring Dr. Lindsell and his wife Stephanie to Spartanburg. They will be moving to the area from Houston, Texas in the next few months. They are excited to be in the Upstate, with family and many long-time friends in North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.

We are very appreciative of the Search Committee, led by John Kellam, for the many hours of work they invested in this important search process which has led us to Dr. John Lindsell.  We believe Dr. Lindsell possesses the unique skills, experience and talent required to lead Oakbrook through our next phase of development and growth, with a specific emphasis on faculty and staff development.

We are especially grateful to Kyle Boyles who has served as Interim Head of School during this important accreditation year. He has worked tirelessly and led us with excellence.  His love and passion for Oakbrook are clearly evident.  Kyle will serve as the Interim Head of School through July 31.  Upon Dr. Lindsell’s arrival in August, Kyle will assume the role of Associate Head of School for Advancement, with responsibility for development, admissions, marketing, and communications.  We foresee a bright future as Kyle and the entire Administrative team partner with Dr. Lindsell to lead Oakbrook. 

We hope you will review the attached bio to learn more about Dr. Lindsell. In the near future, we plan to host the Lindsell’s for a meet and greet with the faculty and school families.  Please join us in welcoming John and Stephanie Lindsell into the Oakbrook family!

 


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