December 13th, 2016: Due to the snow, the boys basketball games and girls basketball practice have been cancelled. After Care is available at all locations.

Posts from November 2012

Christmas Chapel

The Oaks Academy cordially invites all families, friends, donors and partners to join us for Christmas Chapel.  Visit the Fall Creek location (2301 North Park Avenue, 46205) from 9:00 to 9:30am on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.  Or, visit the Brookside location (3092 Brookside Parkway North Drive) from 11:00 to 11:30am on Friday, December 21, 2012.

In addition to song, scripture and prayer,  special musical performances will be performed by The Oaks Academy music ensembles.

Kindly RSVP to Linda Adams by email ( or phone (317.931.3688).

Mounds of Clay

When students walk through the doors of The Oaks Academy, they are not viewed as:

  • Empty buckets to be filled with some masterpiece,
  • Candles to be lit,
  • Mounds of clay to be molded into completion,
  • Or even blank slates to be written upon. 

Children are viewed as whole persons, created in the image of God, capable of habit formation and maturity.  In agreement with Jack Beckman, every Oaks teacher believes that each child “is an individual who thinks, acts, and feels.  He is a separate human being whose strength lies in who he is, not in who he will become.”

Students are not the products of the educational process.  Instead, children explore ideas and develop learning habits through unique experiences.  At The Oaks Academy, second graders will give tours of their Museum of Ancient Egypt on December 6, 2012.  Fifth graders will recite Patriotic speeches on March 13, 2012. 

 To see these activities in action, contact Advancement to coordinate your visit (317.931.3687).

Colonial Day

The sun rises, and the rooster crows – Colonial Day has begun!  Fifth grade students, parents and teachers gather around the campfire to begin their day with a song, scripture and prayer.

During their time on the “settlement,” the students participate in toy making and colonial line dancing, but the day isn’t just fun and games.  The fifth graders are also responsible for completing homestead chores:  kneading bread, churning butter and carding wool.

Colonial Day is a favorite learning experience for Oaks students.  See this field trip in action; click now to view pictures from this year’s Colonial Day.

Students Serving the School

Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Middle School students spend time weekly in service to the school community.  Often, the service student is spending time with younger students:

  • Reviewing math facts
  • Listening to students read
  • Supervising a learning center
  • Practicing shoe tying
  • Reading to students

Sometimes, the service student is helping with administrative needs:

  • Dusting the front office
  • Stuffing envelopes
  • Collecting recyclables

During Middle School service time, students develop the habit of service and experience different ways they can give back to their community.

Do you remember your first volunteer experience or a favorite service time during your childhood?  Please leave a comment with your memory.

Fall Fest

The Oaks Academy families celebrated the autumn season together at Fall Fest, an annual event hosted by the Family Tree Organization (FTO).

Last weekend’s festivities were filled with fun activities:  relay races, carnival-style games, face painting, and a chili cook-off.

The Family Tree Organization (FTO) is led by Oaks families for Oaks families.  Relationships are developed through a variety of opportunities:  parent coffees, classroom celebrations, chaperoning field trips, and service opportunities.

To learn more, contact the Fall Creek FTO ( or the Brookside FTO (