The fully accredited education provided by Oakdale Christian Academy provides a solid traditional curriculum as well as courses providing skills for college and university study and for the contemporary workplace. This quality education, which is delivered with a Biblical world view, is rigorous and challenging to every student. Advanced and college level courses ensure that even the most gifted students will be intellectually challenged.
While the curriculum is demanding, the support is abundant. Faculty members are available to provide extra help for serious students after school or during a mutually agreed period. Residential students have mandatory evening study hall which is supervised and supported by their dorm parents. Students who are limited or restricted are required to have Saturday study hall as well.
Parents can monitor students progress on an on-going basis through the on-line GradeLink program. Report cards are mailed home at the end of every grading period (4 times a year).
Oakdale has created an environment conducive to successful learning. Since class size averages only eleven students, teachers know the strengths, weaknesses, and potential of each student. Participation and interaction are encouraged, and Oakdale classrooms are filled with the excitement of energetic discussions that sharpen the intellect and deepen students’ understanding of their subjects. At the same time, a Christian world view permeates Oakdale’s academics, allowing students the opportunity to pursue knowledge and truth in an environment grounded in scripture and rich with grace.
A Message From the President
Is Oakdale unique? So much so that I contend that Oakdale is unlike any other organization! Such a statement requires justification and support, and you can read here about Five Points of Distinction that make Oakdale Christian Academy unlike any other school.
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Oakdale Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, physical impairment or gender.
Philosophy of Education
Our philosophy of education is that a rigorous study, in the Christian context of creation, humanness, knowledge and reality, will guide students to lives of learning, service to others and loving God. These approaches are based primarily upon the authority of Scripture, and are further informed by tradition, reason and experience, which guide us to believe that the true calling of all persons is to become like Christ.
To help our students become more like Christ, we hold the following values in the education we provide
- Education directing worship toward God. We believe that as we investigate our world and search for truth that we honor the One who created it. Therefore, by studying in each of the academic disciplines we glorify God.
- Education affirming a sacramental view of creation, one seeing all of the created order as reflecting the glory of God. We believe all of creation has the potential to become a source of revelation to us, and Christians are those who, wherever they look, find God and rejoice in Him.
- Education affirming the value of excellence. We believe God is honored as we practice diligence and achieve mastery in all we do, with recognition that such skills must also be tempered by humility, discernment and love.
- Education is founded on wisdom and truth as given in Scripture. We believe Jesus Christ, as God’s most complete self-revelation to mankind, is perfect wisdom and truth, and scripture, both the Old and the New Testaments, is the faithful witness to this self-revelation.
- Education is redemptive. We believe God is active in our learning and growth, and by God’s grace sinful and broken people can be transformed into obedient and whole people.
- Education inculcates Christian character. Although we are saved by divine grace we also have the responsibility to be good stewards of grace and exercise the gift of free choice for the purpose of being conformed to the image of our Creator.
- Education promoting service within a community. As the body of Christ, we believe our compassion should compel us to faithfully strive, in humility, to meet the needs of others.
- We believe when people are formed in the above ways they have begun to realize what it truly means to be human, and thus reflect the Creator – this is the goal of our Christian education.