the GRAMMAR SCHOOL
A wise man will hear and increase learning,
And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel.
God made children to love information, to happily absorb it like sponges. They love singing and chanting so we teach to that grain. Memory, rhyme and recitation do not tire, but invigorate them. During the Grammar Stage, they build a vast array of knowledge upon which all their later learning will feed.
A set of objectives for Bible, spelling, grammar, reading, penmanship, history, mathematics, science, art and physical education offer reachable goals. Behavioral objectives direct the child's growth in character.
Grammar students also benefit from weekly teaching by our secondary Latin, science, music and art staff.
Daily Bible study covers, gradually, the entire Old and New Testament. Beginning students memorize and recite portions from Proverbs. Older grammar students memorize an entire chapter.
SPECIAL DAYS in the GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Annual Speech Meet
100th Day Celebration (Kindergarten)
Thanksgiving Feast (1st Grade)
Little House on the Prairie Party (2nd Grade)
History Plays (2nd & 3rd Grade)
Greek Feast (3rd Grade)
Wax Museum (4th Grade)
Medieval Banquet (4th Grade)
Pilgrim Feast (5th Grade)
Edible Cell Day (6th Grade)
Cowboy Day (6th Grade)
When our graduates look back on their days at The Oaks, they remember their teachers—a group of men and women who strive to love deeply and think deeply. Our faculty recognize the enormous responsibility put upon teachers and they embrace that responsibility in and out of the classroom.
The good habits built during the early years at The Oaks are continued in the upper grades. We are building habits for a lifetime. Careful listening. Careful thinking. Joyful obedience.
The friendships forged at The Oaks are lasting friendships crafted by time. Built on laughter, forgiveness, and self-sacrifice, they endure beyond the walls of this school.
WHAT DO OUR GRADUATES THINK?
Here's Alison Roy-Ting, Class of 2009, on how The Oaks prepared her for Stanford and for life.