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  • Patriotic Honor for OCS Teacher, Student

    Posted July 19, 2016

    OCS high school U.S. history teacher Gary Pate received the Patriotic Teacher of the Year Award in June at the Red, White and Blue Ball at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, and OCS student Nikolai Arrasmith was named the Patriotic Student of the Year. Pate is one of the...

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  • Junior Selected for FINA Water Polo Tourney

    Posted July 19, 2016

    Congratulations to OCS junior Jacob Ehrhardt, selected to the USA Men's Youth National Team for the upcoming FINA World Men's Youth Water Polo Tournament to be held in Podgorica, Montenegro...

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  • OCS Senior Earns Congressional Gold Medal

    Posted June 28, 2016

    Oaks Christian High School Senior Elizabeth Sams was presented the Congressional Youth Gold Medal by Congressman Ted Lieu, D-Los Angeles County, in recognition of her outstanding achievement in personal development in community service and the arts. Sams was recognized...

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  • Graduates Commissioned to Use Gifts, Abilities

    Posted June 3, 2016

    The 2016 Oaks Christian School senior class was commissioned to go out it into the world and be a bunch of nuts.

    “I commission you for life after high school to go out and be a nut that will save people when they fall,” said keynote speaker Dr. Jon Wallace, president of Azusa Pacific University, referring to a chock stone, metal wedge threaded...

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  • Graduations 2016 Live Streamed

    Posted June 1, 2016

    Due to our growing OCS community, Oaks Christian School can no longer seat everyone at our middle school and high school commencement ceremonies and must limit the number of "tickets" made available. However, everyone is welcome to join the festivities via our LIVE STREAM...

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  • "Pippin" Wins Best Costume at Jerry Hermans

    Posted May 26, 2016

    The OCS Theatre Production of "Pippin" won Best Costume at the Jerrry Herman Awards, the distinguished awards for high school musicals! OCS students performed the opening scene "We've Got Magic to Do," on the Pantages stage for the 5th Annual Jerry Herman Awards. Pippin was also nominated in six other...

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  • Lions Sweep T&F Finals, Girls 3-peat Winners

    Posted May 24, 2016

    Cerritos College played host to the CIF SS Track & Field Divisional Finals, and once again Oaks Christian High School took center stage. The girls won their third consecutive CIF SS team title tallying a total of 122 points which was a staggering 82 points more than the nearest opponent and exceeded their own CIF SS Division 4 record set last year...

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  • Power Pop Team Takes The Lions Share

    Posted May 23, 2016

    The innovators of OCS student startup “Power Pop” proved they had the chops to walk away with the lions share at the OCS Entrepreneur Program's final competition, “The Lions Share,” the showcase of the yearlong program where students learn what it takes to launch a startup and how to successfully pitch their ideas.

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  • Relay For Life Exceeds Goal

    Posted May 23, 2016

    OCS sophomore Michael Marker started a new club on campus this year to fight cancer. Partnering with the American Cancer Society, he launched a “Relay for Life” club which raised over $14,000 in its inaugural event on campus in May,exceeding the desired goal of $10,000...

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  • Entrepreneurs Pitch Ideas at "The Lions Share"

    Posted May 9, 2016

    Who will walk away with The Lions Share? That is the question that will be answered when the students from the Oaks Christian Entrepreneurship Program meet in a final competition to pitch their ideas to a panel of experts as they vie for the top prize of $1,000! The community is invited to The Lions Share...

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  • Zeile, Walker Named Star Scholars

    Posted April 28, 2016

    Kendall Zeile and Jacob Walker were among the 90 top-performing Ventura County high school seniors in the 2016 Star Scholar Award selection. Graduating seniors are nominated by their respective high schools for outstanding academic performance, school activities and community service. Each nominee is presented a $500 college scholarship...

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  • Relay for Life Seeks Cancer Survivors

    Posted May 9, 2016

    Oaks Christian School is working with the American Cancer Society to put on the school's first Relay for Life this Saturday, May 14, in the Dallas Athletic Center from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Registration opens at 10:30am. Participants can sign up the day of the event. We are looking for cancer survivors...

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  • Moore-Southall Addresses CLU Graduates

    Posted May 2, 2016

    Middle School Dean Trina Moore-Southall has the distinct honor of addressing her fellow doctoral candidates at California Lutheran University's graduate commencement at 10:00 am May 13 at Rolland Stadium on the CLU campus. She is receiving a doctorate in educational leadership and is the recipient of Cal Lutheran’s Strive for Excellence in...

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  • Rob Black Named New Head of School

    Posted April 1, 2016

    The board of directors of Oaks Christian School is very pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Black as the new head of school. Currently, Black serves as chief financial officer/chief operating officer and the acting head of school at Oaks Christian after decades of leadership in business and Christian education...

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  • Zilli Brings Rowing to Conejo Valley

    Posted April 25, 2016

    Harrison Zilli dips his oar in the water and gets in his first five strokes, rowing across an open marina with the wind whipping across his face. That’s when the adrenaline rush kicks in and he’s in his element...

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  • Freshman Performs with Philharmonic

    Posted April 25, 2016

    A round of applause is in order for freshman Dalton Hayse who recently performed the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op 18 with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre. This work is considered college and professional...

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  • Senior Named Gates Millennium Scholar

    Posted April 25, 2016

    OCS senior Brandon Coll has been selected as a Gates Millennium Scholar, one of 1,000 students so honored from a pool of 53,000 candidates nationwide. The GMS award is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to students of...

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  • Director Nominated for Tony Education Award

    Posted March 21, 2016

    OCS Theatre Arts Director Ros Allen-Enciso has been nominated for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, presented by Carnegie Mellon University and the Tony Awards. The winner will be honored at the 2016 Tony Awards national telecast on June 12. The award honors K-12 and theatre organization teachers who...

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  • International Centre Ribbon Cutting Celebrated

    Posted March 11, 2016

    Oaks Christian School recently celebrated the grand opening of the new Luo International Centre, which will be a hub for both international and domestic students on the OCS campus...

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  • Coll Receives Football Foundation Award

    Posted March 18, 2016

    Senior Brandon Coll has received the Scholar-Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Brandon, his family, OCS Football Coach Jim Benkert and OCS Director of Football Operations Bill Redell attended the award banquet where...

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  • Ehrhardt Trains With Olympians

    Posted February 26, 2016

    Eight years and long hours of training in the pool have paid off for Oaks Christian School sophomore Jake Ehrhardt who is one step closer to achieving his Olympic size dream of one day playing for the Men’s USA Water Polo Team. Ehrhardt was asked by his USA Water Polo National Youth Team Coach Alex Rodriguez to join a team that was personally invited by Olympic Head Coach...

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  • Seniors Nominated to Service Academies

    Posted February 12, 2016

    Congratulations to OCS seniors Colton Benz and Sam Meisner for their nominations to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, respectively. They competed against 480 other candidates in...

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  • Students Chosen for Honor Choirs

    Posted February 12, 2016

    Several OCS choral students were chosen to perform at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium as part of the honor choirs of the Western Division of American Choral Directors Association Conference. The five OCS students are part of only 200 selected from the near 1,000 who auditioned for these prestigious choirs...

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  • Campbell Nominated as All-American

    Posted February 11, 2016

    OCS senior Katie Campbell was selected as a nominee for the prestigious McDonald’s “Girls All-American High School" basketball team, giving her the distinct honor of being the first OCS basketball player nominated for this team. Katie is one of 125 high school seniors nationwide...

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  • TEDx Explores "Limitless" Ideas

    Posted February 5, 2016

    Over 1,000 members of the Oaks Christian School community gathered together to consider “ideas worth sharing” at the third annual TEDxOaksChristianSchool event on Wednesday, Feb. 3. With a panel of dynamic speakers who passionately explored the “Limitless” theme, the day of networking and dialogue sparked discussion, ideas and creativity..

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  • Third Annual TEDx Event Presented

    Posted January 11, 2016

    The OCS TEDx student committee is excited to present the third annual TEDxOaksChristianSchool event on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 10:00am to 3:00pm, in the Calvary Community Church Celebration Center. There are some amazing speakers lined up presenting this year's theme "Limitless."

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  • Competitive Cheer Team Going to Nationals

    Posted January 29, 2016

    In their inaugural debut at the Regional United Spirit Association competition, the OCS Cheer team beat out their competitors and earned a place at the USA Nationals which will be held March 18-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center. This is the first year Oaks Christian School...

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  • Student Selected to Honor Band

    Posted February 1, 2016

    Eighth grader Bryson de Ruyter was selected to play with the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association Honor Band. He auditioned on percussion and performed at the recent Honor Band Concert in Palma, California, with this outstanding ensemble...

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  • Junior Selected for Science, Tech Congress

    Posted January 22, 2016

    Alex Angell has loved the ocean before she was walking and one could say she is practically a sea creature herself, frolicking in and exploring the ocean from her earliest days. Her baby crib actually faced the surf in her family’s Ventura home...

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  • Benkert Leads West to Bowl Victory

    Posted January 20, 2016

    Congratulations to OCS Head Football Coach Jim Benkert on his win as the head coach for the West in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio earlier this month. Benkert led the West team in a decisive 39-7 win over the East team, coming out of the gate early...

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  • 5th Grader Wins Historic NatGeo Bee

    Posted January 15, 2016

    Billy Davis IV, an Academy V student at Oaks Christian School, won the middle school competition of the National Geographic Bee, and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship from National Geographic. The campus event on Jan. 8 was OCS' inaugural year as a participating school in the national contest, making Davis the first NatGeo Bee...

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  • Justice Week Focuses on Modern-Day Slavery

    Posted January 15, 2016

    The Second Annual OCS Justice Week, Jan. 19 - 22, will focus on different areas of human trafficking that will educate and inform participants about the realities of modern-day slavery. The week-long event will feature speakers from organizations that take an active role in ending this violent theft of human dignity...

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  • Equestrians Achieve High Marks

    Posted January 15, 2016

    Congratulations to the Oaks Christian Equestrian Team, currently ranked as the Overall Points Reserve Champion with 279 points. This is the highest ranking accomplished by the team after the results of their second show were released...

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  • "and it was good" Dance Show Opens

    Posted January 4, 2016

    The OCS Dance Production, "...and it was good" will be performed Jan. 27, 28, 29 and 30 in the Bedrosian Pavilion. The show tells the story of the seven days of creation through dance and music and features all OCS dance levels. Tickets are on sale HERE.

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  • Strings Delivers Uplifting Performance

    Posted December 17, 2015

    We are proud of our OCS Chamber Strings, led by High School Orchestra Teacher Mary Kay Altizer, for their recent performance of "God Rest Ye Winter Gentlemen," an uplifting piece written by Mary Kay and featuring violinist Stanford Kim, senior, and guitarist Marshall Via, junior. It is a combination of...

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  • All-American Bowl Selection for Pittman

    Posted December 8, 2015

    OCS Lions wide receiver and USC commit Michael Pittman has been selected to join an elite group of All-Americans for the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Those selected will play in the annual East vs. West match-up on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The game will be televised live on...

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  • Grandparents Day a Delight, Success

    Posted December 7, 2015

    The Oaks Christian School community was privileged to host our Annual Grandparents Day right at the start of the holiday season. This year’s event was a huge success with a record number of nearly 600 visitors in attendance enjoying student performances, lunch with their grandchildren and classroom visits...

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  • Student Dances with Janet Jackson Tour

    Posted November 23, 2015

    Tierra Lewis has been dancing since she was four and the Oaks Christian Middle School student recently had the opportunity to showcase her talent in front of an audience of 10,000. Tierra was one of the lucky few who auditioned and were selected to tour with Janet Jackson as part of Jackson’s “Unbreakable” tour...

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  • Sunny Spirits at OCS Golf and Tennis Tourneys

    Posted November 16, 2015

    The skies were cloudy and there was a sharp nip in the air, but the frigid weather did not dampen the sunny enthusiasm of the nearly 200 participants at the sold out Annual OCS Golf Tournament and Ladies Tennis Tournament. Community leaders and current OCS parents and alumni enjoyed a full day of comradery and philanthropy...

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  • Alumna Publishes Second Book in Series

    Posted November 16, 2015

    OCS alumna, Caylen D. Smith, Class of 2013, has published “Uneven Odds,” the second book in her young adult fantasy-adventure Guardian Series. “Uneven Odds” launches Nov. 17 and will be available in paperback at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, online at...

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  • Veterans Celebration Uplifting, Inspiring

    Posted November 12, 2015

    In an uplifting and patriotic ceremony, the Oaks Christian School community celebrated and honored United States veterans during a special all-school assembly that paid tribute to their service and sacrifice. Veterans from each decade going back to the 1940s—The Greatest Generationand earlier were feted with...

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  • Fall Play Tickets on Sale Now

    Posted October 23, 2015

    Tickets are on SALE NOW for the High School Theatre Arts Department's presentation of "Flowers for Algernon," a deeply poignant story about a young man named Charlie and his unexpected friendship with a mouse named Algernon. This thought-provoking story explores the topics of...

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  • Fundraiser Gives Beach Access to Disabled

    Posted November 5, 2015

    In Southern California the sun shines nearly 300 days a year, a definite perk for putting up with traffic, smog and the high cost of living on the West Coast. For the majority of beach lovers, that many days of sunshine means lots of opportunities to soak up the rays and...

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  • Theatre Students Bring Home Trophies

    Posted October 30, 2015

    Oaks Christian School Advanced Performance theatre students brought home trophies from the annual Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Festival, an annual theatre competition featuring over 2,000 students competing in nine different categories.The OCS students competed in...

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  • Student Art Featured in Juried Exhibit

    Posted October 23, 2015

    OCS senior Tatyana Stark’s painting “Inbetween” has been accepted into “Borders,” the 2015 juried exhibit for the Artist Guild San Diego Museum of Art. This is a unique honor for a student to be included in a show featuring professional adult artists...

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  • WW II Veteran to Speak at Celebration

    Posted October 30, 2015

    World War ll Veteran Barney Leone, a United States Navy Fuel Machinist Mate during the Pacific Theater conflict, will be the keynote speaker at the Oaks Christian School Veterans Day Celebration Assembly on...

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  • Homecoming Celebration Rocked Campus

    Posted October 16, 2015

    Homecoming 2015 was a huge success with a decisive 48-7 varsity football win over Thousand Oaks High School and a rockin' half-time show. Congratulations to the royal court and all the classes for their amazing floats. This year's theme was "The Battle of the Bands," and the students did not disappoint...

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  • Soccer Names Director of Operations, Coaches

    Posted October 14, 2015

    Oaks Christian School is pushing its soccer program to the next level with the creation of a director of soccer operations position and a realignment of its coaching staff. Sebastian Alvarado has been elevated to the newly-added position of director of soccer operations...

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  • Special Guest Tosses Game Coin

    Posted October 5, 2015

    The Oaks Christian School varsity football team was honored to have Lucy Meyer, Special Olympics World Games Global Ambassador and the first official spokesperson of the Special Olympics–United States Fund for UNICEF partnership, serve as the honorary captain for the coin toss at the Oct. 2 game.

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  • Admissions Information Night Tonight!

    Posted August 21, 2015

    Our first Admissions Information Night of the 2015-16 year takes place this evening, Thursday, Sept. 24 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The second one takes place Jan. 14, 2016. Admissions Information Nights are a great way for prospective families to become familiar with Oaks Christian School in a short amount of time...

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  • Lacrosse Trio Forms Powerful Coaching Staff

    Posted September 24, 2015

    Oaks Christian School is positioning itself to become a leader in high school lacrosse as Geoffrey Sebold takes the helm as the OCS Lacrosse Operations Director and Jeremy Sieverts is named Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach. Along with returning Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Devin Markle, the dynamic trio creates an A-team lacrosse coaching staff that will...

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  • Team Malachi Joined Malibu Triathlon

    Posted September 11, 2015

    Twenty-one Oaks Christian School faculty, staff, spouses and family members participated in the recent Malibu Nautica Triathlon, raising over $7,300 to benefit Children's Hosptial Los Angeles as part of September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The OCS contingent participated as Team Malachi...

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  • Matthew Chen Honored at Aspen Music Fest

    Posted September 23, 2015

    OCS alumnus Matthew Chen, Class of 2014, was selected to attend the recent Aspen Music Festival and School as a fellow through the Ruth Coates Roush Scholarship. Chen, who is a sophomore at The Juilliard School in New York, was also the featured student in the AMFS Student Spotlight publication...

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  • Redell Field Honors Legendary Coach

    Posted September 7, 2015

    Bill Redell is the stuff legends are made of and now he has the plaque to prove it. The much decorated and storied football coach was celebrated before the hometown crowd at the Oaks Christian football season opener against Notre Dame. The playing field in Thorson Stadium was named in his honor.

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  • Wes Smith Named Coach of the Year

    Posted August 21, 2015

    OCS Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Wes Smith has been named the State of California Girls Track & Field Coach of the Year for the recently concluded 2015 season. The honored was conferred by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. His selection was based...

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  • Jeff Morrow Named WACAC President

    Posted August 5, 2015

    Congratulations are in order for OCS Director of College Counseling Jeff Morrow, who has been elected president of the Western Association of College Admission Counseling (WACAC). WACAC is comprised of 2,200 college admissions and high school counselors from California and Nevada. As president, Morrow will...

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  • Students Raise Nearly $20K for Special Olympics

    Posted August 3, 2015

    Thousands of spectators had the opportunity to attend the Special Olympics World Games this July, cheering on athletes and taking part in one of the biggest summer events in Southern California. But for OCS senior Brandon Coll, the Special Olympics was more than just another LA sporting event...

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  • Dual Accreditation Honor Conferred

    Posted July 7, 2015

    Oaks Christian School has received the maximum accreditation terms from both the Southern Association of Independent Schools and Western Association of Schools and Colleges..

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  • Graduates Cross Stage, Head to Their Futures

    Posted June 16, 2015

    It was nearly standing room only as the Oaks Christian High School Class of 2015 walked across the stage and into their future on June 4. Amidst cheers, prayers, music and moving speeches, the 245 seniors celebrated the culmination of four years of academic, artistic and athletic achievement.

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  • "Godspell" Wins for Best Director

    Posted June 5, 2015

    Rosalind Allen-Enciso, high school theatre arts director, has been named the best director at the prestigious Jerry Herman Awards, a celebration of achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre. Allen was the winning director from a field of...

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  • Donated Lion Statues Beautify Campus

    Posted May 28, 2015

    Oaks Christian School thankfully acknowledges the Thompson family's generous donation of four lion statues which will be permanently displayed on both the middle school and high school campuses. Noel and Tonya Thompson have two children..

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  • Top Students Named at Awards Night

    Posted May 28, 2015

    Oaks Christian School bestowed the highest academic honors on Michael Florey and Eric Jan who were named the 2015 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at the annual high school senior awards and parent appreciation night on May 27...

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  • Students' Effort Impacts Ethiopians

    Posted June 2, 2015

    "We Care about God's Creation" was the service theme for OCS sixth graders this year and they took it to heart in a big way. The class partnered with the Mossy Foot Project to help people afflicted with Mossy Foot disease in Ethiopia. They recycled bottles and cans and donated $1,000...

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  • Icart Named Basketball Operations Director

    Posted May 22, 2015

    Oaks Christian School announces the hiring of Robert Icart as the high school head basketball coach and the director of basketball operations, a newly-created position for the 2015-16 school year which will oversee the middle and high school programs. Icart joins Oaks Christian with an impressive 22-year career

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  • Junior Receives President's Gold Award

    Posted May 28, 2015

    Junior Lauren Crocker is the recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Gold Award given by the White House for exceptional community service. Lauren is a member of the National Charity League, Vista Robles chapter...

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  • "Godspell" Nominated for Prestigious Awards

    Posted May 21, 2015

    Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Godspell" for being nominated for the prestigious Jerry Herman awards, a celebration in achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre, in the following categories...

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  • Entrepreneurial Endeavor Blesses Others

    Posted May 22, 2015

    As the spring semester winds down, our Academy V students participated in an entrepreneur class, led by parent volunteers Craig and Natasha Duswalt. Students were divided into teams and tasked with creating their own businesses and products.

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  • Variety Magazine Honors OCS Alumna

    Posted May 14, 2015

    Missy Hauser, 2011 OCS alumna, has been named one of the 110 students to watch by Variety Magazine’s Education Impact Report. In honor of its 110th anniversary, Variety selected 110 students who represent the future of film, media and entertainment...

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  • Katelyn Lee Wins Miss California Teen

    Posted May 14, 2015

    Oaks Christian sophomore Katelyn Lee will be traveling to Jacksonville, Florida, this summer representing the state of California in the Miss Teen International Pageant, which showcases the accomplishments of today’s young women. Katelyn captured the Miss California Teen title earlier this spring and also won the Philanthropy Award...

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  • Photography Students Win Awards

    Posted April 30, 2015

    Oaks Christian School photography students are proving once again that artistic expression is alive and flourishing in the classroom. The Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council, in partnership with the Westlake Village Art Guild, hosted the 2015 Student Award Show, and four OCS students came away with honors...

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  • Student Photo Displayed in U.S. Rep Office

    Posted May 14, 2015

    Congratulations to OCS sophomore Reece Knupp whose monochrome photograph will be on display in the Thousand Oaks district office of U.S. Representative Julia Brownley. Reece was among the four students from local schools who...

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  • Spring Spectacular Kept Calm and Rocked On

    Posted April 30, 2015

    Spring Spectacular is the highly anticipated musical showcase that puts the spotlight front and center on high school OCS orchestra, symphonic band, jazz band and choir. And this year’s rocking British Invasion theme, “Keep Calm and Rock On,” did not disappoint. Over 175 students...

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  • Gala "Jolly Good Time" of Philanthropy, Fun

    Posted April 27, 2015

    It was a jolly good time of fun, philanthropy and fellowship as the Oaks Christian community celebrated its 15th annual Gala Dinner Auction with a British Invasion phenomenon theme, “All You Need is Love.” Held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, the gala event featured silent and live auctions and entertainment from the “Sgt. Pepper” Band.

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  • OCS Is Now on Instagram!

    Posted April 23, 2015

    OCS is now on Instagram! Make sure to follow us on our official school account with the handle oakschristianschool and the OC interlocking letters on a black circle background (our profile photo). Follow us and help us increase our social media footprint so we can share all the wonderful things happening on the Oaks Christian campus...

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  • OCS Seniors Among VC Star Scholars

    Posted April 23, 2015

    Congratulations to seniors Jasmeene Burton and Michael Distefano on being named among the 88 top-performing Ventura County high school seniors in the 2015 Star Scholar Award selection. Graduating seniors are nominated by their respective high schools for outstanding academic performance, school activities and community service...

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  • Academy V Students Skype with NASA Astronaut

    Posted March 30, 2015

    The OCS Academy V students had an “out of this world” experience recently as they enjoyed a virtual visit with astronaut Dr. Andrew Feustel. Via a Skype session arranged by the National Aeronautical and Space Administration, the 21 fifth grade students in teacher Mary Wilson’s classroom were able to talk with a current NASA astronaut in an informative and educational Q&A session.

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  • Dr. Graham Walker Named Head of School

    Posted February 25, 2015

    Graham Walker, Ph.D., was enthusiastically selected as the second head of school at Oaks Christian by a unanimous vote of the board of directors. An accomplished Ivy League instructor, scholar, author and administrator, Walker served most recently as president of Patrick Henry College and vice president of academic affairs and dean at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

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  • Alum Is Secretary-General of UN Campus Group

    Posted April 2, 2015

    OCS alum Colton Wade, Class of 2014, has been selected as the Secretary-General of the United Nations Association of Georgetown, the premier UN Campus Advocate in the U.S. Colton is completing his freshman year at Georgetown University and will assume his official duties this fall as a sophomore. He has been serving as the organization’s Under-Deputy Secretary-General this past year.

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  • Project Unify Makes Splash with Aquatics Debut

    Posted March 27, 2015

    The Special Olympics Project Unify Club at Oaks Christian School made a splash as it debuted an aquatic tournament for Special Olympic athletes on campus earlier this month. The club has been raising awareness of the Special Olympics (SO) and supporting SO athletes for a few years now through the annual basketball tournament, but this spring’s aquatic competition brought a new dimension to the event...

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  • Provost and Chief Academic Officer Named

    Posted March 27, 2015

    Oaks Christian School is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura E. McCollum, Ed.D. as Provost and Associate Head of School for Academics. As the school’s chief academic officer, Dr. McCollum will be responsible for fulfilling the Oaks vision of academic excellence as the primary signature element of an Oaks education dedicated to Christ...

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  • Softball Holds MVP Draft for Leukemia Patient

    Posted March 24, 2015

    On a crisp Southern California spring day, five-year old Nati Juanero got to be just a regular little girl; running, laughing, skipping and jumping. Wearing a lion hat, Nati had her moment in the sun as she was officially “drafted” into the Oaks Christian Lions softball team...

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  • Godspell Tickets on Sale Now

    Posted December 19, 2014

    Tickets are now on sale for the OCHS Theatre Arts Department presentation of Godspell, a masterful retelling of the original musical with a post-911 context and pop-culture references. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. This OCHS production will run from March 25 through March 29. The musical, based on the Gospel of Matthew,

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  • Admissions Information Night: January 15

    Posted January 8, 2015

    The whole family is invited to the January 15, 2015 Admissions Information Night from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Admissions Information Nights are a great way to become familiar with Oaks Christian School in a short amount of time. Prospective families will hear presentations...

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  • Alumnus Connor Johnson Playing in BCS Championship

    Posted January 8, 2015

    On January 12, OCS and Duck fans won’t want to miss watching alumnus Connor Johnson (2013) play for University of Oregon in the BCS Championship game against Ohio State at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Connor also had the thrill of playing his first Rose Bowl game on New Years Day, when Oregon beat Florida State, 59-20.

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  • Happy New Year

    Posted December 30, 2014

    We wish you a Happy New Year as we look forward to the spring semester at Oaks Christian School! School resumes Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

  • OCS Dance Concert Shares "Love Stories"

    Posted December 10, 2014

    "Love Stories: Matters of the Heart," opened this week. The OCS Performing Arts Department Production tells the story of one girl's courageous journey through love at first sight, heartbreak, friendship, brotherly love and ultimately, unconditional love. Performances continue January 29, 30, and 31, 2015, at 7:00pm. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

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  • TEDx Coming February 4

    Posted December 11, 2014

    The Second Annual TEDxOaksChristianSchool will be held on February 4, 2015, with the theme "Ridiculous!" A limited number of tickets are now available for purchase for members of the OCS community only. Visit the TEDxOaksChristianSchool website today.

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  • Merry Christmas to All!

    Posted December 18, 2014

    All of us at Oaks Christian School wish you and yours a very blessed Christmas and a joyous New Year! As we celebrate Christ's birth, we hope you will enjoy special time with your family and friends and we look forward to seeing you in 2015. School resumes on January 6, 2015.

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  • Cancer Fit and OCS Boys Soccer Draft 10-Year-Old Ben

    Posted December 18, 2014

    Cancer Fit, Inc. and OCS Boys Soccer have joined together in support of 10-year-old Ben Hillard, who is recovering from brain cancer. December 18, the entire team, Cancer Fit representatives, and the Hillard family gathered on the OCS campus to present Ben with his MVP Sports Draft Day event.

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  • OC Learning Center Serves Title 1 Schools

    Posted December 17, 2014

    The OC Learning Center has had great success serving OCS students and others in public schools as they have made their services available to the community. With that success, OC Learning Center Director Jason McMaster had the vision to send OC Learning Center (OCLC) tutors into local Title 1 public schools as a community service effort...

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  • International Students Create Weekly Eco News

    Posted December 16, 2014

    A group of OCS International Boarding Program students have a passion for the environment and are sharing with others about how to be eco-minded both locally and globally. Jeffrey Zhang, Tiger Zhang, Steven Guo, Shaun Zhang, Katherine He, and Renee Jia have formed an independent student group, which produces the Weekly Eco News...

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  • Senior Maddie Marcarelli Book Signing Event is Today, Benefitting OCS Financial Aid

    Posted December 12, 2014

    OCS senior Maddie Marcarelli has been writing since she could hold a pen and today she is a published author. Her first in a series of three novels is titled The Journey: The Only Survivors. Maddie credits her inspiration for the project to an assignment she had in a seventh-grade OCS English class and over the years she has refined...

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  • Zaya Younan Inspires Students in Leadership Forum

    Posted December 11, 2014

    The OCHS Leadership Forum featured OCS parent and commercial real estate entrepreneur Zaya Younan who spoke to more than 800 students on December 10. He riveted the attention of students with his story of coming to America at the age of 12 from...

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  • Lexi Johnston Changes Lives in Congo

    Posted December 11, 2014

    OCS sixth-grade student Lexi Johnston became acquainted with an Orange County-based, Congolese missionary couple who are the founders of Africa New Day and she was inspired to make a difference in the lives of school children in Congo. This meeting ignited a passion in Lexi’s heart to start Global Friends for Change...

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  • OCMS Students Support Children Battling Cancer

    Posted December 10, 2014

    On December 10, OCMS students were in the spirit of Christmas as they wrapped gifts for children struggling with cancer. The students partnered with the BumbleBee Foundation through the Holiday Adopt-A-Family program. Seventh- and eighth-grade OCS students made donations of more than $8,000 to purchase gifts for the children...

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  • Jasmeene Burton Serves at National Student Diversity Leadership Conference

    Posted December 10, 2014

    December 4 through 6, OCS senior Jasmeene Burton represented Oaks Christian School at the National Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in Indianapolis, Indiana. She served alongside more than 1600 students from other independent schools.

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  • Adult Discipleship Course Begins January 2015

    Posted December 5, 2014

    At Back to School Night in September, OCS Bible teacher Rich Gregory presented a sample lesson of his curriculum to parents of his students in his New Testament and Christian Discipleship classes. Numerous parents expressed interest in taking a night course and this began the planning for a Thursday evening, eight-week course for OCS parents and friends.

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  • Senior Maddie Marcarelli Holds Book Signing Event Tomorrow, Benefiting OCS Financial Aid

    Posted December 4, 2014

    OCS senior Maddie Marcarelli has been writing since she could hold a pen and today she is a published author. Her first in a series of three novels is titled "The Journey: The Only Survivors." Maddie credits her inspiration for the project to an assignment she had in a seventh-grade OCS English class and over the years she has refined her manuscript to what it is today. In an effort to see other students blessed by an OCS education, her Friday, December 12, book signing and sale on the OCS high school campus will yield donations to the OCS Financial Aid Program...

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  • Alumna Anne Marie Boskovich Debuts Her Song "Crooked Halo"

    Posted December 4, 2014

    Many OCS fans will remember alumna Anne Marie Boskovich (2004) when she attended Oaks Christian School and was a featured soloist at many school events. She was a rising star then and her star continues to shine. She currently lives in Nashville where she is pursuing a country singing career as Annie Bosko. Today, at the OCS high school assembly she debuted her new single, "Crooked Halo."

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