The O’Neal School is committed to inspiring, fostering and developing global citizenship and leadership amongst members of the O’Neal community through diverse curricular and co-curricular global initiatives and interactions.
O’Neal eighth grade student Kaleigh O’Leary experienced the summer of a life time. Traveling as the youngest without a parent, Kaleigh set out on an adventure to Nairobi, Kenya to volunteer for 10 days in Kibera, the second largest slum in the world.
O'Neal parent, Dr. Arghavan Almony presented to the Upper School students on Tuesday, January 10th on how her family fled from Iran during the Islamic Revolution when she was age 5. Students learned of the persecution of the Baha'i Faith and came away from the presentation with an enhanced perpsective on the importance of having an education. Please take time to view this 40-minute remarkable story. To see the video...
O’Neal Upper School students traveled with Upper School Spanish and Drama Teacher Michael Norman to Nicaragua over the summer. Organized by SAGE Global Education, the trip was both a service and 'adventure' trip.
Through their long-standing relationship as sister schools, The O'Neal School and Collège St. Michel in Bourgoin-Jallieu, France have perfected a short-term exchange for 8th and 9th grade French students, that emphasizes curricular collaboration, linguistic and cultural immersion and character development. To follow is a summary of the 2016 program.
The O’Neal School was honored to host the screening of the documentary “Unforgotten – In Memory of the Flying Tigers” followed by a reception in honor of the family of 2nd Lt. Robert Hoyle Upchurch on Saturday, January 30th.
Globalism is a buzzword in the world of education. Many independent schools have shifted to international and interdisciplinary models with specific focus on developing global citizens who can act locally and think globally. Is it all trendy hype?
This fall's Model United Nations at Appalachian State University was attended by 25 schools and over 400 students. O'Neal had 11 students compete in five committees representing the country of Lithuania.
On March 12, 2014, thirteen North Carolinians (five adults and eight students) from The O’Neal School got off a plane in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. There in San José began eleven days of the most incomparable field trip of the students’ lives.