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front of oakdale school, flowering tree & shrubs, Welcome to Oakdale School sign
5th grade students pose by large tree outside at bushy hill nature center
5th graders smiling and having fun at recess
3 percussion students in band
9 colorful paper butterflies made by students
4 teachers wearing alphabet shirts
2 students smiling
3 teachers happily displaying their sandwiches on teacher appreciation day
smiling students seated at desks working on their pen pal projects
Mrs. Christensen's first grade colorful kindness board on a black background: Throw Kindness Like Confetti. Has large colorful confetti papers randomly scattered.

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Oakdale Elementary School


Vision & Mission


Oakdale Elementary School is a diverse community of lifelong learners. We provide a safe, nurturing and positive environment in which all members are encouraged and motivated to achieve their true potential. Students are inquisitive and active learners who are provided with multiple opportunities to become successful. We thrive in an atmosphere of mutual respect and strong family and community involvement.


In order to achieve this vision, the school community will:

Maintain high expectations and instill a sense of self-motivation to achieve academic, social, and emotional growth.

Promote good citizenship by modeling cooperation, mutual respect, and kindness.

Demonstrate appreciation of diverse student and family needs.

Provide opportunities for family and community to be actively involved in the daily education and social growth of the Oakdale community.

Promote independence and a love for learning that extends beyond the school and local community.

Provide a curriculum that is continually revised, reflective of research, and responsive to student needs.

Foster meaningful collaboration for the promotion of academic, ethical, social, emotional, and physical development of each child.

Provide a positive, orderly environment to ensure safety for all.

Model, guide, and support positive decision-making skills.

Instill open communication while respecting the confidentiality of student and family communication.

Maintain high expectations for staff members, seeking opportunities for continued professional growth.

About Us

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Oakdale Elementary School opened in 1964. Renovations and additions were completed in 2007. Oakdale School is one of three elementary schools in the Town of Montville. There are 365 students at Oakdale. That number includes our preschool students as Oakdale also hosts the Montville Integrated Preschool for our district. Our primary goal of education is the whole child as seen through our curriculum and activities at Oakdale School. Educational programs are brought into the school, which include Mystic Aquarium and Demos R Us.

There are four school rules: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe, and Build Community. 

Staff and students welcome community into the school with volunteer opportunities and the annual Giving Tree. Students give back through an annual nonperishable food drive and have conducted other community care events such as cards sent to military personnel serving overseas, collecting of cold weather essential items, and United Way personal care item drives.

Students are offered a variety of after school activities such as literacy and math clubs and enrichment activities. Each grade level takes a turn hosting a "Town Meeting" that is attended by the entire school. The Oakdale Community Club (The OCC) supports the mission of Oakdale Elementary School and works to involve the students in activities that have a positive impact on the school and the community.


2020 Ranked Second in State for ELA growth

National Blue Ribbon School 2017

CSDE School of Distinction 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


An active student is more likely to enjoy his/her high school years because of the opportunities that clubs and athletics provide. Being involved in these types of organizations allows students to branch out and break out of their shells. Learn more about our Athletics & Clubs