In reflecting just how special a place that Oakdale Christian Academy is, I categorized the outstanding characteristics into Five+ Points of Distinction. It is important to remember all of these points to communicate the basics of why Oakdale is indeed a unique. The “+” characteristics bring special qualities to our uniqueness.
- We offer technology instruction that rivals any school anywhere. We have enough laptop computers, and strong enough bandwidth, for all students to be online simultaneously. We have interactive white boards in all classrooms. We offer courses in such program areas as music technology, robotics, and web development.
- Students come to Oakdale from 15 states and nine foreign countries, a quality that makes Oakdale’s enrollment of 50 students a richly diverse environment. This diversity extends into socio-economic groups, as well as national or racial considerations.
- There are other outstanding parts of our program, as well. Leadership development opportunities abound through the Peer Leader program, Honor Code, and ministry outreach activities.
Oakdale stands alone in the Free Methodist-USA in offering a boarding school ministry. No other organization in the Free Methodist Church-USA provides a program that offers the 24/7 educational ministry as does Oakdale. Setting denominational loyalty aside, Oakdale is perhaps the only boarding school among other like-minded denominations that offer all five points of distinction.