EDUCATION is CHARACTER FORMATION
The Oaks partners with parents to raise classically educated young men and women who glorify Christ, shape culture, and shine the light of God's truth on all of life's endeavors.
When Jesus asked his disciples, "What do you want?" (John 1:38), he cut decisively to the heart of the matter: their desire. He did not ask about their knowledge, but their love because he knew that we are ultimately what we love. "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:21). We aim to raise up young men and women who love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
When you walk our hallways and sit in our classrooms, you will see teachers and students striving— however imperfectly—to practice the character traits of a healthy family: self-sacrifice, thankfulness, attentive listening, vibrant dialogue, repentence and forgiveness. When you join The Oaks family, you don’t get lost in the crowd.
"They shall be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor."
Education is generational. We learn from those who came before us and we pass our knowledge, convictions, and stories down to the next generation. We aim to shrink the distance between our students and ancient thinkers, but we also aim to shrink the gap between the generations still living.
A Christ-centered liberal arts education traces God’s fingerprint in the world—from mathematics to music, from science to stories. It’s an ongoing conversation with the best thinkers in history. All this study is for the sake of learning how to live, how to properly devote one's life, time, and talent.
An Oaks education is demanding, but that’s a good thing. When students graduate, they can be confident that their teachers have given them the tools necessary to be effective life-long learners and cultural shapers. We believe that great teachers are central to a great education. They know their subject inside and out and they love talking about it.