To date, the founding members and Board of Trustees have worked to develop the school, with efforts that have included meeting with various professionals and advisors in the realms of education, school building, school finance, school leadership, curriculum and recruitment, as well as with Jewish community leaders and organizations, surveying the needs of the greater community, conceptualizing and refining the school’s vision and educational model in order to promote community-wide participation, and taking the necessary legal and financial steps to actualize this endeavor: creating an innovative, coeducational Jewish community high school that offers an extraordinary education.
The Board of Trustees has participated in complex discussions in service of the naming of the school. Collectively, it was decided that the intent of the school was echoed by the idea of bringing nourishment to a desert; as students in the local community are longing for an extraordinary option for secondary education, so does the desert imagine an alternative. In one discussion with a local Jewish community leader, the name Oasis was born.
The Mishnah mentions Neve Midbar, an oasis amidst the desert, and Jewish commentaries have demonstrated the parallels between an oasis in the desert and the role of Judaism in bringing nourishment to the Jewish soul. An oasis offers something beyond survival; it offers the opportunity to thrive. The sentiment of Neve Midbar, an oasis in the desert, now informs The Oasis School; it affords local community high school students the extraordinary opportunity of thriving.
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Non-Discriminatory Policy: The Oasis School admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Oasis School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.