牛轭学校 is accepting sophomore, 初级, 高级, and gap year applications for the 2024年秋季 and Spring 2025 semesters, and the 2024 夏天 Art Institute.

Oxbow welcomes applicants who are motivated, curious, and excited to learn. 马上申请 for a semester or summer like no other! Oxbow将滚动皇冠平台登录所有2024 + 2025学期和夏季课程,并将继续接受申请,直到所有课程全部入学. Applicants interested in 夏天 2024, 2024年秋季, or Spring 2025 should plan to complete their materials as soon as possible.


问题? 电邮至: admissions@牛轭school.org

Semester + 夏天 应用程序 Process


In order to begin the application process, please complete 网上表格 然后选择你有兴趣申请的秋季、春季或夏季牛轭项目.

Once this step is completed, 您将收到一封电子邮件,其中包含有关如何为应用程序门户创建登录的说明. 请注意, Your username is your email address with .最后是牛鞠躬. (ex. test@school.com.牛轭). Materials can be submitted through the 应用门户 或者发邮件到 admissions@牛轭school.org.

The Oxbow 皇冠平台登录 Team will contact you to help complete your application, assist you in applying for tuition assistance as needed, and answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to reach out to us directly at admissions@牛轭school.org.

Semester 应用程序 Documents

应用程序 materials for the semester program include:

  • Self-portrait in any medium (.jpg文件)
  • 家长/监护人声明
  • 学生问卷调查
  • 您最近的正式高中成绩单副本(只有在您的学校签署并直接邮寄/通过电子邮件发送到Oxbow时才正式)
  • Two teacher recommendations (教师须知PDF)
  • A 300-word essay on one of the following subjects. If applying for a 差距 Semester, please use the 差距 Semester prompt below):

1. “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” ——毕加索. 选择一件艺术作品或一位艺术家,让你认识到自己和/或你周围的世界的真相. 讨论.

2. 选择一件你认为最能反映你自画像的当代(二战后)艺术作品. 描述.

3. Project yourself 50 years into the future. You have just finished your 250 page autobiography. How does the 3rd chapter begin?


  • 描述一个你作为差距学生在学期中想关注的项目和感兴趣的领域. What open-ended question(s) would you like to explore in depth? Which studio(s) would you like to concentrate in? 如果你想在牛轭学校社区中担任领导角色或寻求实习机会, 请解释作为间隔学生,你希望在学期中发展哪些技能. Leadership roles might include: studio teaching assistant, 烹饪艺术实习生, elementary school volunteer, or residential life coordinator.

Oxbow 夏天 Art Institute 应用程序 Documents

应用程序 materials for the Oxbow 夏天 Art Institute include:

  • Self-portrait in any medium (.jpg文件)
  • 父母声明
  • 学生问卷调查

Materials can be submitted through the 应用门户 或者发邮件到 admissions@牛轭school.org.

In its consideration of applications for admission, 牛轭学校 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, 性, 信条, 性取向, or national or ethnic origin.

Working With Your Sending School

在u型, 我们完全致力于与您和您的学校合作,以最好地支持您的校园体验,并返回您的母校. Oxbow定期接待来自一些全国顶级公立和私立高中的学生,并有超过20年的经验,帮助学生保持他们的学术需求. 申请过程的第一步是让家长与他们的送学学校见面,并审查我们的申请 课程指导 with the counselor or advisor. This will allow your sending school to assist you in planning your class schedule. Please feel free to contact our Director of 皇冠平台登录, 杰森·塔克, 如果你有任何皇冠平台你的送校工作的问题,我们在这里帮助你解决任何可能出现的问题.

问题 can be directed to 杰森·塔克, Director of 皇冠平台登录 at jason@牛轭school.org or 707.363.0449.

Supporting Your Education Goals


For those students that will be taking math and/or language while at Oxbow, 我们建议您与您的发送学校的数学和/或语言老师见面,以确保在Oxbow完成的工作将满足发送学校的文凭要求, 收集书籍, syllabi and any other materials needed to support your work at Oxbow.


一些学生发现,在线课程可以成为一种获得Oxbow没有提供的课程学分的方式. Credit for online coursework is at the discretion of the sending school. 请与你的学校和Oxbow的学术主任讨论在线课程,以确保你在到达Oxbow之前获得任何在线课程的学分.


Because integration between disciplines is central to academic studies at Oxbow, we do not offer Advanced Placement classes. However, we have several students each semester who choose to continue their A.P. studies by following along with the sending school curriculum or taking an online course in addition to the core curriculum at Oxbow. The ability to manage such a workload is very demanding; therefore, it is recommended that students limit their independent studies in A.P. to a maximum of two classes. Students who take Advanced Placement exams in Calculus, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, U.S. History, and Environmental Science perform very well on the exams each Spring. 不推荐实验科学,因为牛津大学校园里没有任何实验室设施.

Students who need to pursue A.P. 而在Oxbow,学生们被要求在入学前与各自的老师建立定期的支持. 这对A很重要.P. students to understand that it will require additional work before, 在, 在牛津大学毕业后. Students are encouraged to be self-directed in managing their A.P. workload on their own time. 承担额外工作的牛轭校友热情地表示,在牛轭上学是值得的.

If students plan on taking an A.P. exam in the Spring, they must register for this test through their sending school A.P. 协调员在秋季学期,并签署了“延迟测试”日期在家里进行. Students may not register to take A.P. tests in Napa 在 the Spring semester.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs

It may not be possible for students enrolled in full IB (International Baccalaureate) programs to continue IB coursework while at Oxbow; students enrolled in full or partial IB programs should consult with their sending schools to ensure that they will receive credit for Oxbow coursework.


皇冠平台获得了西部学校和学院协会(WASC)的全面认证,也是全国艺术教育协会(NAEA)的骄傲成员。, 艺术学校网络, the Semester Schools Network, and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Oxbow学院是501(c)(3)规定的非营利组织。.