The middle school curriculum at Oaks Christian School incorporates the whole student—mind, body, soul and spirit. Our middle school students thrive in a challenging environment where daily they think independently, impartially, critically, and creatively.
An emphasis on critical thinking through formulation and defense of ideas, coupled with a Christian faculty gifted in instruction and a commitment to small class sizes, results in students who are prepared to lead and serve in a fast-changing, global community.
Needs of middle school students are at the forefront of the architecture and design of our campus. Each grade level holds academic class meetings in its own pod, providing our students with a smaller school setting and a place of belonging. Grade-level pods are used not only as a place for students to collaborate and build teams, but are also equipped with audio/visual technology for grade-level chapels and assemblies, allowing us to meet the very specific and changing experiences of our student body at a level that is most age appropriate. Facilitation of integrated learning is a primary focus of our design, with classroom walls that can be altered to allow teachers to combine efforts in instruction and assessment across the subject areas.
Oaks Christian desires to create habits of learning that transcend the college experience and extend into all areas of life: precision in thinking, effective and articulate communication, independent reading, revision strategies, technological advancement, creativity, and most importantly, a passionate love of learning. Through purposeful, active mentorship, our faculty not only teach the practical skills of college preparation, but they expose students to larger questions of the vastness and greatness of God.
The intentionally inclusive architecture of the building lends itself to our administrative structure to reach each student. A full-time, grade-level dean serves each grade in the middle school. A dean’s office is located in each grade-level pod, as it serves our students and our teachers to create a safe, secure learning environment; an integrated, effective curriculum; and a culture of hard work, dedication, and love. The grade-level dean is the primary contact for parents, students, and teachers as they work together to serve our students.