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More Than Books

The Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) and Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County (MLS) have reimagined the uninspired vision of a library – finding a book and shushing your voice – into an intoxicating abundance of dynamic experiences.  And that’s welcome news, because every Tulsa County resident lives within five miles of a TCCL library branch. And MLS has 19 library...

Adapting to the Times

Preparing for Life After High School Preparing students for life after high school is a continuing and evolving effort, with various methods and tools such as concurrent enrollment, college credit courses and assistance and counseling related to college admissions. Many schools emphasize opportunities like prep courses to ready oneself for collegiate entrance exams, including the SAT and ACT. Assisting eventual graduates...

Private School Guide

SchoolAddress/phone/websiteEnrollmentStudent/teacher ratioGradesForeign languages/sports programs/arts and music programsNumber of teachers with advanced degrees (master’s or above)Scholarships and/or need-based financial aidUniformsAnnual tuitionReligious affiliationAll Saints Catholic School299 S. Ninth St., Broken Arrow/918-251-3000/allsaintaba.com38619:1PreK4-8French, Latin, Spanish/Yes/Yes6YesYes$5,523 (Parishoner)$6,373 (Non-Parishoner)CatholicAugustine Christian Academy6310 E. 30th St., Tulsa/918-832-4600/ acatulsa.org17412:1PreK4-12Greek, Hebrew, Latin/No/Yes6YesYes$7,395-$8,865ChristianBishop Kelley High School3905 S. Hudson Ave.,Tulsa/918-627-3390/bishopkelley.org84812:19-12French, Latin, Spanish/Yes/Yes34YesYes$10,570-$12,870Lasallian CatholicCasady School9500 N. Pennsylvania Ave., OKC/405-749-3161/casady.org1,0058:1PreK-12Chinese, French, Latin, Spanish/Yes/Yes62YesYes$8,195-$23,225EpiscopalCascia...

(Studying) A Bug’s Life

You may think of bugs as a nuisance – but they provide the world with $70 billion in services and account for 85% of Earth’s animal life. About 35% of the world’s food crops depend on pollinators to reproduce, with 100,000 insects pollinating 250,000 kinds of flowering plants. And some insects are natural predators, eliminating pests that harm food...

Fostering Success for Collegiate Athletes

Creating Camaraderie A team on the field needs to be a team off the field, too, so coaches and support staff work to ensure athletes have a sense of camaraderie ‘round the clock.  Don Tomkalski, University of Tulsa’s senior associate athletic director for communications, says that “it starts with recruiting good people and creating a family-type atmosphere within the team framework....

A Glimpse Ahead

Destiny ReyesUnion High School Attending: University of Oklahoma  Intended major: Psychology. For as long as I can remember, I have been captivated by the complexities of the human mind. I firmly believe that a great deal of healing can come about from understanding how and why the gears turn the way they do in one’s brain. Biggest influence: My mother. She immigrated...

Diving into Education

Safety and Security Safety in schools is an evergreen concern, and the first line of security is the campus police.  “Every university in Tulsa has its own police, security and forces, and we defer to them,” says Capt. Richard Meulenberg of the Tulsa Police Department. “We will respond to assist them, but they all have their own police force, including in...

Full STEM Ahead

Whether it’s the development of new medicines or the construction of cities – science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) shape the future, and the need for a STEM-ready workforce continues to grow.  To help fill this gap, the Central Oklahoma Regional STEM Alliance (COSTEMA) and the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA) work at the grass roots level to offer programming...

Water Safety 101

Many of us are starting to think about sunny days around the pool or lake. Before we reach these moments, it’s a good time to review some tips on water safety. “It takes between 10 and 20 seconds for a drowning to occur,” says Sarah Kinnison Clavin of Miller Swim School of Tulsa. “They are most often silent and do...

Private School Guide

Oklahoma Magazine presents a helpful breakdown of a variety of private educational opportunities for elementary, middle and high school in the annual Private School Guide. From tuition rates to foreign languages offered and student teacher ratios, this guide will assist you in making the tough decisions when it comes to education for your kids.