Posts in Curriculum
The hallways of The Oaks are always lined with student art, but in the spring, middle school students have a special showing. Each student chooses their “portfolio best” to be displayed in the Middle School Art Show. Art enthusiasts from the local community are invited to view and judge student art in the show, bestowing awards on the best pieces based on criteria, such as the work’s craftsmanship.
In 5th grade at The Oaks, students participate in a Patriotic Speech Festival. They each memorize a speech of their choice spoken by famous icons of America's past, such as Sojourner Truth or Patrick Henry.
Common words and phrases we use everyday are actually Latin. Read more here!
Some of the best learning happens outside the classroom. At The Oaks, students take an average of one field trip per month.
Over the course of their three years in middle school, students are taught many different dances (Waltz, Swing, Charleston, etc) that encourage them to respect each other, while connecting with historical customs.