This past weekend, the Oxbridge Jazz Ensemble traveled to Boston to compete in the 49th Annual Berklee School of Music High School Jazz Festival.
Oxbridge Academy received a coveted invitation to perform at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. Martina Cavard, Jack Maloney, and Jonathan Horbund will produce their own show for this internationally-renowned performing arts festival.
Worldwide, 300 million people cannot afford shoes. I learned this after visiting Nicaragua and witnessing the extreme poverty of hundreds of people who were not wearing shoes.
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Palm Beach County World Language Fair over the weekend. Oxbridge hosted 370 students from seven schools, competing in French, German, Spanish and Latin.
For the third year in a row, The Oxbridge Research Team, led by Dr. Thornton, beat all college-level students to take home top awards at the Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference yesterday.
Congratulations to Oxbridge Math Modeling team members Ricky Coelho, Jonathan Prokos, Terrell Seabrooks, and Marcus Young,
Oxbridge Academy's International Equestrian Association (IEA) Team will be participating in a three-day horse show January 6 - 8 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center.
Cristina Casas is participating in the Kravis Student Critic Program at The Kravis Center.
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Ashley D' Andrea
What is the best thing you've learned so far at Oxbridge?
I’ve learned a lot in English, which is important to me since I want to be a sports journalist. Ms. Jurskis is one of the most incredible teachers I’ve ever had, and she was the motivation behind me publishing my first novel. Her confidence in me has made me believe that I can be successful with my writing.
What's the best thing about Oxbridge?
The number one thing about Oxbridge is how legitimately nice everyone is. I've never seen that anywhere else.
How would you describe the Oxbridge faculty?
I think the mission of the Oxbridge teachers is to make us better people. They help us become well rounded and prepare us for college, but also set us up so we can succeed in life. We have more one-on-one time with our teachers and you can tell that they really care about our future.
What is your fondest memory from Oxbridge?
My favorite part of Oxbridge was the people because the sense of community among students and faculty is unwavering. Teachers and friends were always there to help through the hard times and celebrate your accomplishments. Classes were always interesting because I had a personal connection to the teacher and the students sitting next to me.
How did Oxbridge prepare you for college?
Throughout high school, I had teachers and coaches who pushed me to go the extra mile and challenge myself in my studies. As a result, I have the confidence and ability to tackle any project given to me at Columbia because I'm already used to pushing myself to reach further.
What advice would you give to new students?
If a student wants to start their own club, they should start it. If a student wants to be a cheerleader, but has never cheered before they should go to tryouts anyway! New students should not be afraid to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. Oxbridge provides these opportunities so students can get a better understanding of who they are, what their strengths are, and what interests them.
How is Oxbridge different than other schools?
A lot of schools prepare their students for the next step. But at Oxbridge we look at our students and ask, "How can we not only get them into a great college, but how can we help them excel in college and be world changers."
What's the best part about teaching at Oxbridge?
I teach classes that allow me to work with students all four years. I am able to get to know them and what motivates them; I see their skills evolve over time; and I can reflect with them about past challenges and successes. I really feel like I know these students by the time they graduate, and that's pretty cool.
What do students learn in your class?
I want my students to develop confidence in their own abilities to tackle texts and writing assignments so that when they get to college and beyond they can feel prepared. I also hope that students feel invited into academic conversations and feel comfortable discussing how characters in literature might relate to what is happening in the world today and what we can learn from it.
Students come to Oxbridge with kindness, curiosity, and a willingness to try new things. Together they grow into adults with new and improved skills, expanded knowledge, developed relationships, and a quiet sense of confidence. Whether in the classroom, on the stage, or on the field Oxbridge students learn to win with grace, grow from their challenges, and always support each other.