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Historic Oxford Schoolhouse - Established May 1877
Oxford School is one of the oldest schools in the state of Kansas. The Oxford School opened in 1877 and continued to operate as a school until 1955. From the 1960s into the mid-90s it was used as a house of worship.
The school was moved from its original location at 135th and Mission Road in March 2003 to its present location in Ironwoods Park. Great care was taken to restore the building to its original beauty with historic accuracy. The Kansas Preservation Alliance selected the Leawood Historic Commission as the recipient of a 2005 Award for Excellence for Preservation Advocacy for their role in preserving the Oxford Schoolhouse.
All Historic Oxford Schoolhouse programs and events are coordinated through the Leawood Parks and Recreation Department and the Leawood Historic Commission.
The Historic Oxford Schoolhouse offers fun and educational programs and classroom field trips for groups of all ages by appointment year-round. Click on the buttons on the left side of this page for more information on how to book programs.
All programs and special events are conducted by costumed docents.
Join the Docent Program
Men and women can become actively involved by joining the volunteer Oxford School Docent Program. If you have an interest in one-room schoolhouse history, greeting weekend guests, presenting historic programs and crafts to youth groups, or speaking with adult groups about the Oxford School then this is the volunteer position for you.
The Historic Oxford Schoolhouse is conveniently located in nearby south Leawood, next to the Prairie Oak Nature Center inside Ironwoods Park at 147th and Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66224. For more information or to schedule your visit to the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse contact the Cultural Art Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 913-663-9157 weekdays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please note there is no phone at the schoolhouse.