Posts from October 2012
The mission and vision of our school community recently caught the attention of a national publication. Click now to read the article in Parents Magazine. (Scroll down to click on page 3 for the section specific to The Oaks Academy.)
The Oaks Academy’s decision to start a second school location was made after serious thought. Many preparations had to be made: turning waiting lists into classes of enrolled students, identifying and securing a second campus, building up more faculty and staff, and raising increased scholarship support for a growing student body.
But these challenges are nothing compared to the greatness of the mission and of the vision of The Oaks Academy: a mission focused on providing quality education to diverse families and a vision for rebuilding and renewing community – all rooted in a Christ-centered, relationship-based approach.
The mission and vision are what motivated our school community to move forward with the expansion to Brookside. It is the very same mission and vision that inspired a few families fifteen years ago to start The Oaks Academy.
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” – Albert Einstein
Stories, myths, and fables are found on bookshelves, in desks, and in the hands of Oaks students. But not every title can be found within the walls of The Oaks Academy.
Instead, Oaks teachers and librarians take special care to select the best for students to read. The focus is on living books that are:
- Well-written (not dependent upon illustrations)
- Contain literary language (to stir the imagination)
- Enjoyed (causing an impact on the mind)
- Timeless (but not only “the classics”)
Through exploring great ideas in living books, a strong foundation is set for language, communication, and critical thinking.
If you are interested in viewing The Oaks library collections and observing students’ learning experiences with living books, please call the Advancement Office (317.931.3687) to coordinate a visit.
The Oaks Academy invites all veterans, police officers, firefighters and active military personnel to Veteran’s Day Chapel. This is a special time for relatives, neighbors, and friends of Oaks families and faculty to be honored for their service and sacrifice.
Thank you to the many donors, partners, volunteers, friends, and guests who attended our first Partner Morning at The Oaks Academy, Brookside.
Visitors entered the Brookside building just as parents and students arrived for the day. The entire community joined together for All School Chapel.
After hearing from school leadership, guests were then invited to experience a Brookside classroom (Pre-Kindergarten through second grade) and joined in a discussion about the Oaks educational philosophy.
If you were unable to attend Partner Morning, we would love for you visit this academic year. Please call Advancement (317.931.3687) to arrange a personal tour.