Application Process

For domestic students to apply for admission, please complete the following steps. The admissions application process is completed concurrently. We recommend:

  1. Register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). ISEE testing can be completed at any official test site. To ensure test results are sent to Oaks Christian School, be sure to include the OCS school code of #054287. The ISEE entrance testing will be administered at Oaks Christian School on the following dates:

2. Create the online admissions application account and send the letters of recommendation forms. Letters of recommendation are strictly submitted electronically through the online admissions application and can be generated prior to completing the online admissions application.

3. Schedule the student and parent interview. Once the online admissions application is submitted, you will receive an email with a link to the online system to schedule the interview.

4. Submit academic records for 2015-2016, 2016-2017, the first semester of 2017-2018, copies of any standardized testing and the original birth certificate. In mid-January, applicants will be sent the official "Request for Academic Records" to sign and submit directly to the applicant's school.

If applying for financial aid, the financial aid online application must be submitted by February 1, 2018.

Online Admissions Application - Deadline February 1, 2018

Submit the Online Admissions Application as soon as possible to secure an interview date at your convenience.

Online Letters of Recommendation Forms - Deadline February 7, 2018

Insert the names and email addresses, within the application, for the following:

  • Current English Teacher
  • Current Math Teacher
  • Current School Recommendation (head of school, principal, or other administrator)
  • Religious Leader or Personal Recommendation (a youth pastor, Sunday school teacher or godparent is a good choice)

Student and Parent Interview - Deadline February 7, 2018

Once the application is submitted, you will receive an email with a link to the online system to schedule the interview.

The interview consists of meeting with the applicant for about 15 minutes and both parents for about 30 minutes.

Report Cards, Test Scores and Birth Certificate - Deadline February 7, 2018

We require official copies of the applicant’s academic records. For enrollment for Fall 2018, we will require academic records from 2015-2016, 2016-2017, the first semester of 2017-2018, copies of any standardized testing and the original birth certificate. In mid-January, all applicants will be sent the official "Request for School Records" to sign and submit directly to the applicant's school.

ISEE Entrance Testing - Deadline February 10, 2018

All applicants are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). ISEE testing can be completed at any official test site. To ensure test results are sent to Oaks Christian School, be sure to include the OCS school code of #054287. The ISEE entrance testing will be administered at Oaks Christian School on the following dates:

  • January 13, 2018
  • January 27, 2018
  • February 10, 2018

Register now to avoid incurring late registration fees.

FAQs

How many admissions applications do you receive?

We receive around 700 applications for 200+ openings. Because of the competitive ratio of applications to openings available, it is important to pay close attention to all deadlines when completing the application and submitting pertinent information.

How many students are at Oaks Christian School?

For the 2016-2017 school year, we will have 1,337 enrolled students. The average class size is 18. The breakdown is as follows:

• 24 in the Academy V program (Grade 5)
• 328 in the Middle School (Grades 6-8)
• 985 in the High School (Grades 9-12)

What are your minimum GPA and ISEE entrance exam test scores?

Since we evaluate the whole student when reviewing an application for admission, it is difficult to place an absolute minimum requirement for admission. We take into consideration many parts of the application when determining if the applicant is a good fit for Oaks Christian School. Grades, ISEE test scores, and Christian values and commitment are three very important factors. In addition, we also pay close attention to recommendations, leadership and significant extracurricular involvement, as well as the admission interview with the student and parent(s).

Are students placed on a wait-list?

Our admissions process is similar to the college admissions process. We begin taking applications in October of the year prior to intended enrollment. Every applicant that applies by the February 1 deadline is considered in the same manner. We accept the best overall applicants from the group. Generally, we have more qualified applicants than openings. Each year, we place a limited number of applicants on a wait-list. Wait-listed students may be offered admission if an admitted student does not accept our offer of admission. Typically, waitlisted students who are offered admission will receive notification of the offer between May 1 and June 30.

How can I visit Oaks Christian School?

Families can schedule a campus visit, shadow day or attend any and all admissions information events.

Questions?

The Office of Admissions is open for business Monday through Friday, from 8am-5pm, including the summer months. Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 818.824.9492 or admissions@oakschristian.org