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Meet Our Principal


"Oakridge Private School is in a class by itself. Nowhere else will you find a family-owned, non-profit, independent school that holds the traditional values of education at its highest while also promoting the unity of family. I am proud to be a member of this amazing educational family and excited to share every school day with our students and their families."

-Mr. Stefan Joly, M.Ed., Principal

Mr. Stefan Joly is celebrating his 22nd year with Oakridge, having spent his first five years as a teacher of math and science. Mr. Joly holds two California teaching credentials and an administrative credential. He earned a master's degree in cross-cultural education from National University in 2004 and is a Ph.D. candidate at Walden University, specializing in K-12 educational leadership. He believes education is a priceless gift that inspires dreams. Away from school, Mr. Joly is very active. He enjoys water sports, running, and spending time with his family. He can often be found on pool decks around Orange County as a USA Water Polo Referee. Mr. Joly is married to his high-school sweetheart, Mary. They have two beautiful little girls, Tess and Yve.

Mr. Joly's mission at Oakridge is to promote the aspirations of students as "lifelong" learners. His current research includes systems theory of organization and social development theory. Both research projects serve as foundations for promoting social change in education by focusing on student development.

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