Life After Oak Meadow

Our graduates have a love of learning, confidence and the skills to navigate a challenging world, so they are well-prepared for high school, college and beyond. Read on to learn about some of their experiences and achievements.


Alumni News

  • Sandy Wood ('04) Recognized by International Literacy Association

    Posted October 13, 2015

    OMS Alum Sandy Wood ('04), graduate of Vassar College ('13), has spent extensive time volunteering and living in the Jhamtse Gatsal community in the Eastern Himalayas. Currently on staff as an English teacher, Sandy was recognized by the International Literacy Association as one of 30 under-30 trailblazers striving to close the literacy gap. Learn more about Oak Meadow's relationship with Jhamtse Gatsal that goes back more than 10 years.

  • Jorie Van Nest ('13) Selected for Women's Chorus

    Posted September 23, 2015

    OMS Alum Jorie Van Nest ('13) was recently accepted into Boston's Handel & Haydn Society Young Women’s Chorus for the 2015-2016 season. This chorus is one of six sponsored by the H & H Society. Jorie will be working directly with professional singers and will perform in concerts in Boston over the coming year. Many congratulations to Jorie in the success of pursuing her talent.

  • Sean Datar ('14) Finishes 2nd in Dash 'n Bash

    Posted September 14, 2015

    OMS alum Sean Datar ('14) finished 2nd place overall in the 5K Dash 'n Bash in Acton on September 12. Congratulations to Sean!

  • Oak Meadow Graduates on Lawrence Academy Honor Roll

    Posted July 6, 2015

    Lawrence Academy of Groton has announced its honor roll for the spring 2015 trimester. Achieving High Honors are Oak Meadow alumni Jorie Van Nest ('14) and Craig Waldie ('11). And achieving Honors are Victoria Hodgkinson ('14) and Michaela Dempsey ('12). Congratulations!!

  • OMS Class of 2015

    Oak Meadow School Class of 2015

    Posted June 23, 2015

    Oak Meadow is proud to announce its class of 2015. We congratulate the 8th grade graduates and wish them all the best at their respective high schools in the fall: Acton-Boxborough High School, Lawrence Academy, Littleton High School and St. John's Preparatory School.

  • OMS Class of 2011 Graduates from High School

    Posted May 28, 2015

    Oak Meadow School congratulates its Class of 2011, as they graduate from high school this year. Our graduates will be attending the following colleges and universities: Brandeis University, Brown University, Colby College, Ithaca College, Smith College, St. Anselm College, UMass - Boston and University of Vermont. We wish them all the best with their futures!

  • Mahal Alvarez-Backus ('11) Excels in Track and Field

    Posted May 19, 2014

    OMS alum Mahal Alvarez-Backus ('11), now a junior at Middlesex School in Concord, MA, recently participated in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference Division III Track and Field Championship in Bath, ME. Mahal won the 800 meters, 1500 meters, and was part of the winning 4x400 meter relay team. In recognition of her three victories, she was selected as the most valuable female athlete of the meet. Congratulations, Mahal!

  • Samantha Broderick ('08) Tapped for World Honor Choir

    Posted December 18, 2013

    OMS alum Samantha Broderick (’08), currently a sophomore at New York University studying music education with a vocal concentration, has recently been selected as a soprano singer for the World of Color Honor Choir.

  • Sandy Wood with MS Humanities Teacher Karen Kelley

    Sandy Wood ('04) Shares News from Jhamtse Gatsal

    Posted September 19, 2013

    OMS alum Sandy Wood ('04) and recent graduate of Vassar College, visited Middle School humanities classes on Tuesday, September 17, to share her experiences at Jhamtse Gatsal in Arunachal Predesh, Tawang district in northeastern India. Similar to Oak Meadow, Jhamtse Gatsal has students aged five through eighth grade

  • Liam DeStefanis ('06) Earns EMT Certification

    Posted September 8, 2013

    OMS alum Liam DeStefanis ('06) recently earned his EMT training and state certification through EMS 2000. Liam, son of former Assistant Head of School Joanna DeStefanis, now works at UMass Lowell Emergency Services, which serves the city of Lowell in addition to the university campus. Also a student at UMass Lowell, Liam is working towards a degree in Psychology.

High School Matriculation

Recently, Oak Meadow students have matriculated to the following high schools:

  • Academy of Notre Dame
  • Acton-Boxborough High School*
  • Bedford High School
  • Boston University Academy
  • Cambridge School of Weston*
  • Central Catholic High School
  • Concord Academy
  • Concord-Carlisle High School*
  • Dana Hall School
  • Dublin School*
  • Gould Academy
  • Groton-Dunstable High School
  • Groton School
  • Innovation Academy Charter School*
  • Lawrence Academy*
  • Littleton High School*
  • Middlesex School*
  • Minuteman Career and Technical High School
  • Nashoba Regional High School
  • Putney School
  • St. Bernard’s Central High School
  • St. John’s High School of Shrewsbury, MA
  • St. John's Preparatory School of Danvers, MA 
  • Tabor Academy
  • Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay
  • Westford Academy*
  • Worcester Academy

*Denotes multiple matriculations