Serving Students from Illinois
“We never contemplated sending our children to boarding school.”
Choosing to send a student to a boarding can be one of the most difficult decisions a parent will make. Will your child be well cared for? Is this really a necessary step?
Why consider sending a student to Kentucky, so far from Illinois? There are few boarding schools as affordable as Oakdale. The individual attention to student needs is extraordinary at Oakdale. And Oakdale is a Christ-centered community where students and staff live on the same campus and interact during evenings and weekends, not just during the school day.
Tyler, from Lawrenceville, Illinois, came to Oakdale as a freshman in high school. At Oakdale he found a group of people he considers a second family. Here are his words:
I had heard that boarding school was horrible. In 2008, I was terrified to go. At my graduation four years later, I didn’t want to leave. I have completely changed my life around from being a problem student to being college-bound with a full ride scholarship! Oakdale can help anyone who wants to be helped!
All of Oakdale is amazing. It looks pretty crazy and in the middle of nowhere but the reality is, it is an amazing place! Let yourself go and work hard and live for God!
The dorms are a great place for students to gain confidence. As a freshmen at OCA, I was a shy student, or so I thought. As I began to attend OCA, my dorm deans and fellow students encouraged me in many ways. They helped push me to better grades and they also helped me to become more outgoing. I have always appreciated the men who headed the dorm. The dorms are filled with staff that love the students and have personal relationships with them.
Oakdale Christian Academy is like a huge family. Each student gets a unique opportunity to see different aspects of families and the many ways we can choose to interact with others. I have learned so much about what it means to be a Christian. God has really worked through Oakdale and the people there to help me be a better person. Oakdale is a motivating place as well as one that will push you to do the right thing.
We are eager to serve students who are ready for the opportunity and challenge of a fully accredited education and a nurturing boarding program.
Contact our Admissions office at (606) 666-5422 ext 102 or by email. We have openings for boys and girls for the upcoming school year, so apply now.