Oaklawn Academy was founded in 1984. The first 28 students arrived in Cheshire, Connecticut where the Academy was originally established, sharing a building with the seminarians of the Legion of Christ. In January of 1985, 20 more students joined the Spring Program, for a total of 48 students graduating the first year. A group of similar size attended during the 1985-86 school year, still in Connecticut.
The growing demand for more space forced the Academy to look for larger and better facilities. In 1986, Oaklawn Academy moved to Edgerton, Wisconsin, the site of our present campus. The enrollment for the 1986-87 school year was 78. In 1987-88 enrollment rapidly increased to 133 students.
In our 30+ years, five principals have led the Academy:
Br. Patrick Langan, LC: 1984-85 and 1985-86; Fr. Eduardo de la Torre, LC: 1986-87 and 1987-88; Mr. Eduardo Grandio: 1988-1998; Mr. Javier Valenzuela: 1998-2015, Fr. Javier González, LC: 2015-present.
The growing number of Oaklawn Academy Alumni currently totals 4,858. The support of Alumni has helped to fund many of the Academy’s building improvements and facility upgrades over the years.