Programs for the Community

The Oakdale campus serves South Shore residents in a variety of ways.

Academics
The Oakdale campus is one St. John’s leading graduate centers. Long Island residents can earn degrees in Education, Library Science and School Psychology.
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St. John's Sports Academy/Other Camps
The University hosts many sports activities for young people at Oakdale including basketball, cheerleading, soccer, lacrosse, cross country/track and volleyball.
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Wedding, Corporate or Other Social Catering Opportunities
An estate evoking the Gatsby era, the Bourne Mansion is ideal for weddings and other social events. The main entrance features an ornate fireplace and grand wooden staircase. The Grand Ballroom boasts a 40-foot vaulted ceiling with ornate plasterwork and a decorative glass dome. The mansion lends period charm to any gathering.
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The Reading and Writing Education Center
The Reading and Writing Education Center offers one-on-one treatment and diagnosis to elementary and intermediate school students who experience difficulty reading and writing. The Center is operational year round.

Services are provided by diagnosticians and clinicians who are trained in literacy methodology, are certified teachers and hold a master’s degree or higher.  Diagnostic assessments include an intellectual evaluation, as well as a language and literacy evaluation.

Our professionals can diagnose and assist children in overcoming numerous literacy issues, such as difficulty with word recognition, vocabulary development, reading comprehension and writing. Our diagnosticians and clinicians are available to meet with clients after school and on Saturday mornings.
 
Unique benefits of the Center include:

  • One-on-one services
  • Diagnosticians and clinicians with a master’s degree or higher
  • Certified teachers
  • Consistency — children will have the same clinician for every session to develop a relationship and produce more effective feedback
  • Modest costs