Dreams begin in Oxford

At Oxford Scholastica, we’re passionate about giving students the edge to help them succeed, find their purpose, and make a difference in the world.

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The OSA story

The Oxford Scholastica Academy (OSA) was founded in 2013 by two former University of Oxford students, Jamie and Sophie, who have built an education company that inspires young people to make positive change for themselves and the world.

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Our Worldview

What a time to be alive.

Never before have there been so many possibilities in a young person’s life.

These greater possibilities have come about because of the increased pace of change in the world. Revolutions used to occur every epoch, but now each year is revolutionary.

Such change has also brought challenges for the young people we support: the crucial transition from childhood to adulthood has never been so complex.

Oxford Scholastica helps students make the most of the positive changes in the world, rather than feeling constrained by them.

We believe:

  1. Active thinking is more valuable than passive thinking
  2. Collaboration for the good of the community is more valuable than independent progress
  3. Long-term thinking is more valuable than short-term thinking

Oxford Scholastica inspires and empowers young people to think for themselves and equips them with the skills to make positive change.

By helping them to open their minds, find community, be inspired, and learn about what really interests them academically and matters to them personally, our programmes leave students more confident and more likely to achieve their goals.

On average, students who attend the Oxford Scholastica Academy increase their active thinking, collaborative skills and long-term thinking by up to 30%.

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Your future success

The clearer you are about your future goals, the more likely you are to succeed. At Oxford Scholastica, you’ll get a chance to level up your academics, dive deep into a subject of interest, and develop future-ready skills — all while building new friendships and making connections from around the world.

The OSA experience

Our programmes offer the perfect balance of challenging academics, inspiring workshops, and social activities. Get a taste of university student life in the “city of dreaming spires” or online — and have the most memorable educational experience of your life. 

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Teaching philosophy

We believe that learning should be interactive and fun. As a student on one of our courses, you’ll:

Learn – Take part in our engaging courses and expert-led Masterclasses.

See – Meet inspirational Heroes and see what your future could look like.

Do – Apply what you’ve learned in a fun and collaborative hands-on challenge.

Our team

Our team has been running summer schools for many years, and we’re passionate about helping students meet their full potential. From our experienced leadership team to our world-class tutors, friendly staff, and engaging guest speakers, we’re here to provide a safe and supportive environment. 

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BAC Accredited.
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Award Winning and Accredited

The Oxford Scholastica Academy is a recent winner of the King’s Award for Enterprise and is accredited as a short course provider by the British Accreditation Council (BAC).

Please note, while we’re based in the city of Oxford we are separate from universities such as Oxford University (you can read more about our relationship here).


It was a great way for me to learn more about the field that I am passionate about. The medical course was so informational and one of the best experiences. I got to evaluate a real patient and I met many like-minded individuals from around the world! I would definitely recommend Oxford Scholastica 🙂


Just loved the life at Oxford Scholastica, the tutors were excellent and excelled in their fields, the activities we participated in were some I was learning for the first time and the friends I made from all around the world were some of the kindest people I met. I’m still in touch with all of them even though it’s been two years now. The memories I made there were definitely worth a lifetime. Still look back and feel nostalgic at times.


I absolutely loved my Oxford Scholastica experience! I went to their debate course over a year ago and just completed a law course today! I definitely recommend it to anyone who either knows what they’re doing and want better preparation. or even students who have no idea who they want to be when they grow up! I was both at some point and Oxford Scholastica filled that gap for me. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!!


OSA was one of the best experiences of my life. Not only does it broaden your perspective of the world, the academic part is really helpful. As a first-year university student, I’m able to put the knowledge gathered at OSA to good use, which sets me apart from my fellow university students.

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My daughter’s time at Oxford Scholastica was outstanding and memorable. For her – and for us as a family – this was one of those experiences which define the next step and which we will all remember for the rest of our lives.


Oxford Scholastica helped me realise that alongside studies, you can have so much fun — you just have to make the time for it. I’m more inspired than ever to achieve my goals and all my future dreams. Thank you for the amazing opportunity, OSA!

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