Oakwood Friends School
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|Oakwood Friends School
|Head of school||Peter F. Baily|
|Average class size||15|
|Student to teacher ratio||1:8|
|School color(s)||Navy & White|
Oakwood Friends School is a college preparatory school located in Poughkeepsie, New York. Founded in 1796, it was the first college preparatory school in the state of New York. First located in Millbrook, New York it was under the name of Nine Partners Boarding School, but by 1863 it was relocated to Union Springs, Cayuga County, New York. It was in 1916/17 when a fire took place in the main building, making the school close until a new location could be found. In September 1920 the school relocated to Poughkeepsie, New York, where it has remained to this day.
- Keith Bunin, playwright
- Clark Poling, protestant chaplin on USAT Dorchester
- Bonnie Raitt, singer-songwriter
- Mark Strand, poet
- Jonathan Talbot
- Juan Williams, journalist
- Keith Bunin, "From the Writers’ Picket Lines: ‘I Hate That I’m on Strike", Beliefnet, November 15, 2007.
- "Americana Awards: Levon Helm celebrated; Bonnie Raitt honored for lifetime achievement", Poughkeepsie Journal, September 13, 2012.
- "Jonathan Talbot: Reference Points—An Artistic Chronology in Progress: 1955-57 - Oakwood Friends School" (accessed 2014-01-22).
- "Oakwood Friends School Welcomes Juan Williams ‘72" (accessed 2014-01-22).
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