Mission & Values

The Oaks Academy is a Christ-centered school that exists to provide a rich, community supported classical education to children of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, preparing them to succeed in a rigorous secondary educational program and to demonstrate spiritual, social and emotional maturity.

The Oaks Academy is built on a foundation of core values that stand the test of time, influence strategic decisions, develop an aligned school culture, and guide the growth of our community.

Personhood of the Child

Sum, Possum, Debeo, Ero.
I am, I can, I ought, I will.

We are created in God’s image and are capable of the duty and delight of learning.

Application

  • Habit formation
  • Lauds
  • Whole child

Relationships Come First

All are known and loved.

We thrive in communities that include relationships with persons, ideas and the world. Knowledge is interconnected and is ultimately sourced in the living God.

Application

  • Joy and wonder
  • Nature study
  • Cross-disciplinary instruction

JESUS CHRIST

Authentic Learning

Examine, emluate and extend whatever is true good and beautiful.

Learning involves engaging with a “feast of ideas” to develop principled, critical thinking.

Application

  • Active learning
  • Living ideas
  • Imitation

Catalyst for Renewal

“They shall be called oaks of righteousness.”

ISAIAH 61: 3-4

Shaped by habits of heart and mind, we grow in wisdom, compassion and Christ-like maturity.

Application

  • Diversity/reconciliation
  • Community focus
  • Partnerships
The Oaks Academy is built on a foundation of core values that stand the test of time, influence strategic decisions, develop an aligned school culture, and guide the growth of our community.

Personhood of the Child

Sum, Possum, Debeo, Ero.
I am, I can, I ought, I will.

We are created in God’s image and are capable of the duty and delight of learning.

Application

  • Habit formation
  • Lauds
  • Whole child

Relationships Come First

All are known and loved.

We thrive in communities that include relationships with persons, ideas and the world. Knowledge is interconnected and is ultimately sourced in the living God.

Application

  • Joy and wonder
  • Nature study
  • Cross-disciplinary instruction

Authentic Learning

Examine, emluate and extend whatever is true good and beautiful.

Learning involves engaging with a “feast of ideas” to develp principled, critical thinking.

Application

  • Active learning
  • Living ideas
  • Imitation

Catalyst for Renewal

“They shall be called oaks of righteousness.”

ISAIAH 61: 3-4

Shaped by habits of heart and mind, we grow in wisdom, compassion and Christ-like maturity.

Application

  • Diversity/reconciliation
  • Community focus
  • Partnerships

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