The U.S. Admissions Process
The Student’s Investment
Oakdale is a Christ-centered college preparatory boarding school for students in grades 7 – 12 who are seeking a quality education in an environment that encourages growing closer to God, improving relationship skills, developing positive character traits and exploring new adventures. Students must attend by their own choice and have a desire to live within the regulations set up by the administration.
Oakdale provides an outstanding education for students with average and above average academic potential. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to perform college preparatory academic work as determined by the admissions committee through a review of past academic achievement, standardized testing, and possibly an on-campus interview.
Visiting Oakdale is one of the best ways to determine if Oakdale is a good choice for your family. Seeing our campus and spending some time with our staff and students will help you decide if your educational, social and personal goals can be met at Oakdale. As well, visiting campus allows Oakdale staff the opportunity to get acquainted with your child which may be helpful in making an acceptance decision. Contact our admissions representative to schedule a campus visit as you are preparing to submit an application.
The Admissions Committee
All applicants are considered with care by the Admissions Committee. The decision of the Admissions Committee is made with the best interest of each applicant as a primary concern. Consideration is given to what Oakdale can offer the applicant and also what contributions can be made by the applicant to the Oakdale community. Oakdale Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, physical impairment or gender.
For acceptance of any student at Oakdale, four principal areas are evaluated:
- How will Oakdale help the student? This question is primarily answered by the student’s desire to be a part of the student body as measured by expressed intent and discernible commitment to improvement.
- How does this student affect the rest of the student body? In order to create the best possible environment for all, a student’s influence, especially if enrolled in the upper grades, is a strong consideration.
- How does this student fit into the Oakdale program? While students are frequently accepted without an established record of exemplary behavior and/or strong academic performance, Oakdale’s primary focus is to help those students who now desire to receive a quality education in a Christian setting.
- Is the family committed to the child attending Oakdale? In order for a student to attend, parent(s)/ guardian(s) must honor all financial (financial aid information) obligations made with the business manager. Families must also be supportive of the Oakdale program and willing to work with the principal and/or dean of students as they work with their child.