Oakview Preparatory School - "The School Which Makes A Positive Difference"

ABOUT US
Oakview Preparatory School is a Seventh-day Adventist educational institution consisting of two divisions: Elementary (Pre-K - grade 5) and Junior High (grades 6 - 8). The school maintains a non-discrimating policy and includes students from any religious, racial and ethnic background. Oakview Preparatory School was established in 1991 by a group of Educators, (Bronx Westchester Education Committee). The purpose of its founders was to provide quality Christian education for the students of the ten participating churches in the Bronx-Westchester area. Non- participating members may also be admitted. Its goal is to foster moral, Christ-like character, promote academic excellence and prepare its students for service to God and their fellowman. At all grade levels, the curriculum and classroom instruction is focused on maximizing individual student achievement and developing strength of character
OUR MISSION
The mission of Oakview Preparatory School is to provide a Bible-based, quality education which facilitates the spiritual, moral, mental, social and physical growth of each student. 
Working with the home and the church, our desire is to cultivate in our students the ability to function as independent critical thinkers, able to analyze situations, make responsible decisions, and use his/her God-given abilities in a multicultural society to serve God and man.
With our commitment to the academic framework necessary for the development of literate, articulate students, we are dedicated to the task of restoring the three forgotten “Rs”: REVERENCE, RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY ...[More]
CONTACT US

J. Eric Imbert, Principal

Principal:  J. Eric Imbert; | E-mail: ericimbert11@gmail.com
Address:   29 Chestnut Street. Yonkers. NY 10701
Telephone:   Office: 914-423-7369 * | Fax: 914-423-0813
Registration:   914-423-7369
Admin Assistant: 914-457-4654.
Treasurer: 914-400-6302
Food Services: 914-347-6744

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
OPS - Pre-School Days (Principal / Teachers at school) 5 days
August 20, 2018 9:00 AM
OPS - Pre-School Days (Principal / Teachers only at school) 5 days
OPS - 1st Marking Period Begins
August 27, 2018
First Marking Period begins & Ends October 26, 2018
OPS - First Day of School
August 27, 2018 8:00 AM
First day of school (2018 - 2019 School Year)
OPS -Smart Tuition due
September 2, 2018
Smart Tuition accounts payments due
OPS - Labor Day (school closed)
September 3, 2018
Labor Day. OPS is closed
OPS - Parent-Teacher Orientation
September 6, 2018 2:00 PM
Parent-Teacher Orientation in the Afternoon (2:00 –4:00 p.m.) & Evening (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.) - Early dismissal @ 12:30 p.m.
OPS - Home & School Association Election
September 6, 2018 7:00 PM
Home & School Association Election 7- 8:00 p.m.
GNYC - United Camp Meeting
September 15, 2018
Annual Greater New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists United Camp Meeting at Camp Berkshire. Wingdale. New York

For more events see our Calendar page

 THE OAKVIEW ADVANTAGE  

OPS embraces a Bible-based, top quality, comprehensive curriculum which integrates faith and learning at all levels and in each subject; meeting and/or exceeding requirements/standards of the NYS Department of Education [READ MORE]


  JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE  

Journey to Excellence indicates that Adventist education specializes in creating experiences that foster a lifelong love of learning in a safe and secure environment where all abilities and talents are honored and accepted....[READ MORE]


  ACADEMIC SUCCESS  

Your child's academic success is not only achieved by he or she receiving good grades. Actively connecting with your child emotionally and academically, positively influences your child's learning and their academic success...[READ MORE]


EMERGENCY INFO

Oakview Preparatory School closes or delays opening whenever the Yonkers Public School system announces such closings or delays, especially during the winter season. Announcement of closings or delays are issued by 6:00 AM by Oakview and/or Yonkers Public School system. You can also check the links below for the latest closings or delays:
  • Yonkers Public Schools
  • 1010 WINS Radio
  • CBS2 NY (CH. 2>

School emergency alerts are the most important type of messages a school administrator must send – and when a crisis situation hits we utilize the technology that facilitates rapid parent notification. Therefore; we strongly encourage you to sign up for both our Text Messaging Emergency Alerts and our E-mail Messages / Alerts

News

Andrews University to Break Ground for New Health & Wellness Center

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Andrews University’s new Health & Wellness Center will take place on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 5 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center.

CHAUNCEY RAY BILLUPS VISITS O.P.S

In the above picture, Principal Eric Imbert shares a pictorial moment with retired American professional basketball player Chauncey Ray Billups who visited Oakview Preparatory School for a special event. Billups who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), is a five-time NBA All-Star and a three-time All-NBA selection. Chauncey is working with the local Yonkers community and with the support of Oakview Preparatory School to revitalize the community. Chauncey Ray Billups played for the Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and Team USA. He won the NBA Finals MVP in 2004 after helping the Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals and was given the nickname "Mr. Big Shot" for making late-game shots with Detroit.

TEACHING FACULTY

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Mrs. L. Wayne

Homeroom Teacher


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Ms. J. Lesliee

Homeroom Teacher


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Mrs. K. Moss

Homeroom Teacher


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Mrs. J. White

Homeroom Teacher, Assistant Junior Choir Director

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Mrs. E. Schaffer

Homeroom Teacher


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Mrs. D. Allen

Homeroom Teacher


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Mrs. K. Austin

Homeroom Teacher, Senior Choir Director, Science - Grades 5 - 8

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Mrs. A. E. Clarke

Homeroom Teacher
Language Arts - Grades 5 - 6,

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Ms. M. Osbourne

Homeroom Teacher
Language Arts - Grades 7 - 8,

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Mr. L. Hislop

Vice Principal, Homeroom Teacher
Math - Grades 5 - 8

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Mr. B. Anderson

Technology, Physical Education
Robotics, Bible- Grade 8

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Mrs. B. Whittaker

Spanish & Art - Grades 1-8


School Calendar 2018 – 2019

Pre School Opening Activities (Teachers & Administration)
August 2018
  • 20 – 24: Pre-School Days (Principal / Teachers at school) 5 days
  • 27 – First day of school

Marking Periods and Number of School Days including Weekends:
  • First Marking Period : August 27 – October 26, 2018 - 43 days
  • Second Marking Period: October 29 – January 25, 2019 - 50 days
  • Third Marking Period : January 28 - April 5, 2019 - 44 days
  • Fourth marking period April 8 - June 14, 2019 - 44 days
  • 2 Weekends:
    Dec 2, 2018 - Family Fall Fest - School Day
    March 26, 2019 - Concert - “Gospel Explosion 15” @ 7:00 p.m.

Total: 183 days plus 10 days for pre and post- school

CALENDAR OF MONTHLY EVENTS

September 2018 ( Bible Bowl reading)

  • 02 - Smart Tuition due
  • 03 - (Monday) - Labor Day (school closed)
  • 06 - (Thursday) - Early dismissal @ 12:30 p.m.
  • 06 - * Parent-Teacher Orientation
      (2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.) & (5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.)
  • 06 - Home & School Election 7:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.
  • 15 - United Camp Meeting
  • 20 - Apple Picking (Pre-K - Grade 8)
  • 21 - Dress Down Day
  • 22 - Opening Reports due
  • 24 –28 - Administration of the ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills)

October - 2018 ( Bible Bowl contest.)

  • 01 - Smart Tuition due
  • 02 - Home & School Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
  • 02 - Staff Meeting @ 3:35 p.m.
  • 03 - Mid-Term Progress Reports
  • 04 - Oakview Board Meeting @ 6:30 p. m.
  • 05 - First Round Bible Bowl
  • 08 - Columbus Day – School Closed
  • 09 - Science Project Exposition grades 3- 8 @ 9:00 a.m. – 2p.m.
  • 11 - Junior Olympics, Pelham Bay Park
  • 12 - 2nd Round Bible Bowl
  • 17 - Final Round Bible Bowl
  • 19 - Dress Down Day
  • 26 - End of First Marking Period
  • 29 - Second marking period

November - 2018 ( Bible Bowl contest.)

  • 01 - Smart Tuition due
  • 04 - 06 Non-Public Schools Administrators in Albany
  • 08 - Early dismissal @ 12:30 p.m.
  • 08 - Parent / Teacher conference 3:00-7:00 p.m.
  • 12 - Veterans Day( School Closed)
  • 13 - Picture Day
  • 13 - Staff Meeting @3:35 p.m.
  • 13 - Home and School meeting @ 7:00 p.m
  • 16 - Dress Up Day
  • 21 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30 p.m.
  • 22 – 23 Thanksgiving Recess - (School Closed)
  • 29 - Mathematics Professional Development @4p.m.
  • 30 - 3 – Way Scholarship Applications due in Conference Office

December – 2018 (Family Fall Fest - Spelling Bee and Review for Exam)

  • 02 - Smart Tuition due
  • 02 - (Sunday) Family Fall Fest - School Day
  • 03 - (Monday) School Closed after Fall Fest.
  • 04 - Staff meeting @ 3:35 p.m
  • 04 - Home and School meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
  • 06 - Oakview Board Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
  • 11 - Awards Day - Grades 1- 8
  • 12 - Mid-term / Interim progress report due
  • 19-20 - Grades 5 to 8 Community Service
  • 21 - Dress Down Day – Class Parties
  • 24–Jan. 4, 2019 - Christmas Recess (School Closed)
  • January – 2019 (Local Examination)

    • 01 - Smart Tuition due
    • 07 - School reopens
    • 08 - Absentees / Retakes – School Pictures
    • 08 - Staff Meeting @ 3:35 p.m.
    • 08 - Home and School meeting @ 7:00 p.m
    • 14 - Pastors / Teachers Workers’ Meeting (School Closed)
    • 18 - Dress Down Day
    • 18 - 25 Mid-Year Local Examination in Core Subjects Only
    • 21 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day- (School Closed)
    • 25 - End of Second Marking Period – Make Up Exams (Grades 3-8)
    • 28 - Third Marking Period begins
    • 28 - (Monday) All Teachers In-Service Meeting (School is closed)
    • 31 - First Round for Spelling Bee Contest

    February – 2019 (Black History Month, and Spelling Bee)

    • 01 - Smart Tuition due
    • 05 - Staff meeting @ 3:35 p.m.
    • Home and School meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
    • 07 - Report cards will be sent Home
      (Parent / Teacher Conference as requested by Parent or Teacher).
    • 08 - Second Round for Spelling Bee Contest
    • 13 - Final Round for Spelling Bee Contest
    • 15 - Dress up Day & NJHS Induction Program
    • 18 - 22 Winter Break (School closed)

    Click HERE for Regular School Calendar