Athletics at The Oakwood School
At The Oakwood School, the interscholastic athletic program is an important part of the student’s experience. Oakwood is committed to providing competitive opportunities through interscholastic, recreational, and intramural sports programs. Oakwood believes competitive athletics teaches lessons in teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership and the value of sacrifice for the good of a common goal. Athletics can teach students to deal with the elation of success and also the disappointment of failure — and how to benefit from both.
Oakwood’s commitment to athletics is reflected in the diverse offerings for its students: Oakwood fields 24 teams in 11 different sports each year with 85% of Oakwood’s students in grades 7-12 participating in at least one sport including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. The school also has a club sporting clays team. Our no-cut policy encourages all students to confidently pursue participation on our teams. Oakwood’s commitment to athletics is visible in our successes over the recent years. Three of our teams have won state championships in the past four years.
Oakwood is a member of the Carolina Independent Athletic Conference (CIC), which has eight members. It is also a member in good standing with the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA), which provides rules and regulations for team play and hosts all the state championships for the independent schools in North Carolina.
Check us out—on this site, on the sidelines, or in the sports pages—and see what we have to offer. We’re confident that you’ll enjoy what you see. Go Eagles!