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Grade 4

It's a hands-on experience for our youngest learners as they grow, create, explore, discover, and learn!

Grade 4 is a great place to be: a thriving community that embraces the joy of learning while fostering student success in a robust academic curriculum.  With a 10:1 student-teacher ratio, including one lead teacher and one assistant, students experience personal, small, and whole-group instruction. Each day, students study core subjects and participate in multiple enrichment subjects taught by our subject matter experts. Weekly chapel, field trips, and service opportunities are all part of how students begin their journey toward becoming an Oaks Christian Portrait of a Graduate.

Our fourth-grade students come in each day full of joy and ready to learn. I love to see their happy faces as they arrive. They are curious and eager to begin their academic journey toward excellence. In a nurturing classroom environment, our teachers shepherd their academic, social and emotional growth.
-Tara Morrow, Principal Grades 4 - 8

Core Commitments

Our core commitment values are derived from our Portrait of a Graduate Traits. We model and live these out in our daily interactions and community life. 


Demonstrating/taking responsibility and making good choices.

Leadership & Character


Respecting self and others while listening and being honest.

Well-Being & Community


Giving our best effort, open-mindedness and courageous in efforts.

Knowledge & Wisdom


Joyful for blessings, appreciative and uplifting to peers.

Well-Being & Community


Engineering Fun

Boat races in the Sotelo Aquatic Center are always a highlight of Grade 4 special days! Students use enigneering principles and practices to build their boats and test them for floatation and "sea worthiness." Adding a little excitment to the mix, students compete to see who will stay dry or end up soaking wet!


Spirit Days

On-campus dress up days are always a great way for Grade 4 students to show their school spirit! We have several spirit days throughout the year that students can enjoy. Whether it is sports day, October Harvet Festival or a special homecoming spirit week with theme days, getting into character and costume is always fun! 


On Campus Retreat

Fourth-graders enjoy a unique on campus retreat complete with game rotations throughout the day, and culture building activities reflecting the core commitment values. Students enjoy a hot lunch, and then cool down by ending their day in the Sotelo Aquatic center splashing and swimming!


Marine Excursion

Tying in literature studies ("The Island of the Blue Dolphin") with science and biology, fourth grade students head to Santa Cruz for a one day excursion to learn and explore. The day includes hiking and beach time, as well as group activities and outdoor instruction.

Service Opportunities

Learning to love and serve others can be as simple as filling a shoe box to send to a child halfway around the world. Through special opportunities like Operation Christmas Child, or packing food packages with The Children's Hunger Fund, our youngest students learn early how to love and care for those nearby and faraway.


Outdoor Classrooms

Special off-campus excursions provide ideal opportunities for extended learning outside the classroom. The school's beautiful Southern California location means fantastic places such as the nearby Channel Islands and beautiful Santa Barbara, with its rich California history, are less than an hour away. Further north, fourth-graders visit Sacramento, bringing their history and civic lessons to life!

Core Courses

Exploratory Courses