The Oaks Christian School Board of Trustees has approved the expansion of the current 5-12 college-preparatory, day and boarding school to become a full-fledged TK-12 school.
OCS Head of School Rob Black made the announcement March 26 at the school’s annual gala event attended by over 800 members of the OCS community at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
“Our school has a rich history of educational innovation and leadership,” said Black. “From our founding days to the expansion of the middle school campus, the recently opened residential dorms, the IDEA Lab for STEM studies, and the development of our ‘Individual Learning Paths’ by the launch of our institutes of arts and innovation, engineering, and global leadership, we are providing distinctive and unparalleled opportunities for students. This expansion of the school’s academic reach will provide these opportunities for future students.”
The school has begun the process of identifying a suitable location and funding for the new elementary school. The gala was the first public fundraising announcement, and to date a significant investment has already been committed by donor families and the OCS community at large.
“In just a short time, our community has stepped up in a big way to help ensure the success of this expansion. We are still in the early stages, but we are extremely grateful for these preliminary commitments, which will encourage others to invest in our community’s children and build on this foundation,” he said.
“Assisting” Black with the announcement at the gala was three-year old Faith, whose older sibling will be a new freshman at Oaks Christian this fall.
“Faith is the face of the future,” said Black as he took the stage with the preschooler. “She, and other young children like her, are who Oaks Christian desires to engage with a Christ-centered and academically excellent education. The opportunity to impact these young lives, helping to develop their character and values, are the reason we are making this tremendous effort to expand our reach and mission.”
The OCS admissions department is developing a waitlist for families interested in exploring future enrollment in grades TK-4. Families can reach out to the OCS admissions office at email@example.com.
TK is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program. Upon completion of TK, students promote to standard kindergarten. TK is for students age 5 between September 2 and February 2.
Those interested in learning how they can further support and invest in the school’s expansion vision are encouraged to contact Black at firstname.lastname@example.org.