NURTURING SKILLED AND CONFIDENT
LOVING GOD WITH ALL OF OURSELVES, AND LOVING OUR NEIGHBORS AS OURSELVES
ASSISTING AND EQUIPPING FAMILIES IN THE EDUCATION OF THEIR CHILDREN THROUGH A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
The University Model School
Students at The Oaks Christian Academy spend two days a week at school with gifted teachers and a community of peers. The other three days of the week, they learn at home under the care and guidance of their parent.
Christian Education: Giving Glory to God
A Christian education recognizes that as we pursue the study of language or math or science, we approach them as systems created by God and held together in Christ (Col. 1:15-17). Our educational efforts naturally point us toward Him.
We seek to love God with our hearts, souls, minds and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:29-31). Our mission is to cultivate love for God, depth of character and intellectual excellence in our students as they learn to serve their neighbors and lead well in the world.
Our school is named The Oaks Christian Academy because of our desire to love the LORD our God with all of ourselves, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. In other words, the cultivation of deep roots allows us to offer strength and shade to the world.
Classical Education: Skilled and Confident Learners
The Classical Educational model is the method we will use to nurture skilled and confident life-long learners as we encourage their natural curiosity and joy in learning.
• A Classical education begins with the end in mind; in other words, our goal is to train the student to understand not only how to complete a course, but how to learn. We want our children to be skilled learners who are able to approach any new subject, confident in his or her ability to learn.
• In a Classical education, subjects are not taught in isolation from one another, but in conversation with one another. This holistic approach helps the student to understand each area of study as it functions in the world; the information gained in one classroom does not exist within a vacuum, but is related to other subjects and stages of study.
• A Classical education emphasizes the liberal arts, integrating the study of languages, mathematics, humanities, science, logic and rhetoric. We want our students to be clear thinkers and persuasive communicators.
University Model Education: A Foundational Partnership
This model is an approach to education that combines (1) time in the classroom with highly trained and qualified teachers and (2) time spent learning at home with the parents to whom God gave the responsibility to train their children.
Students benefit from the parent’s role as primary teacher and shepherd. They also benefit from the expertise of gifted educators and a thriving community of peers. The University Model School’s most unique asset is the way it gradually prepares students to launch into college and beyond, with time management skills both inside and outside of the classroom.