At Oxley, the co-educational environment reflects the world we live in and provides a framework where values such as compassion, equality, justice and tolerance can flourish and find their full expression. Oxley aims to develop in its students spiritedness and sensitivity in all they do, think and feel. Their years at Oxley will prepare them for their future and carry them into adulthood with an understanding of their own unique gifts, a sense of challenge, an acceptance of their responsibilities, an awareness of the needs of others and compassion in meeting those needs.
Oxley College was established in Bowral in 1982 by members of the Southern Highlands community and opened in 1983 as a co-educational, non-denominational school deeply committed to serving the best interests of its students. Originally Oxley catered for students from Year 7 to 12 but in 2012 Oxley expanded to provide an exceptional education from the beginning of a childs formal learning journey with the addition of a thriving K to 6 and now has well over 500 students. Education at Oxley seeks to develop the mind, the body and the spirit - a wholeness of being. Oxley hopes to engender in its students an understanding that being is more important than having.
Oxley provides many opportunities for students to achieve. The highest achievement of all - a nobility of person - is believed to be within the reach of everyone. Oxley strives to cultivate young men and women of honesty, integrity and independence of mind.