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Call our office at 509-536-5955 to learn more about enrolling your children at The Oaks!

Sign up for winter classes at The Conservatory website!

Call our office at 509-536-5955 to learn more about enrolling your children at The Oaks!

  The Oaks

A Classical and Christian Academy

  The Oaks

A Classical and Christian Academy

  The Oaks

A Classical and Christian Academy

"They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor." (Isaiah 61:3)

Great Classical Reads

"Public education in America has run into hard times. Even many within the system admit that it is failing. While many factors contribute, this author lays much blame on the idea that education can take place in a moral vacuum. It is not possible for education to be nonreligious ..." (Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning)

"Newspapers are filled with stories about poorly educated children, ineffective teachers, and cash-strapped school districts. In this greatly expanded treatment of a topic the writer first dealt with in Rediscovering the Lost Tools of Learning, an alternative to government-operated schools is proposed ..." (The Case for Classical Christian Education)

"Much of the timber of public schooling and evangelicalism is as dry as kindling; Millstones & Stumbling Blocks is an open flame ..." (Millstones and Stumbling Blocks)

"In Climbing Parnassus, winner of the 2005 Paideia Prize, the writer presents a defense and vindication of the formative power of Greek and Latin. His persuasive witness .. constitutes a bracing reminder of the genuine aims of a truly liberal education ..." (Climbing Parnassus)

"An excellent liberal arts education holds purpose-giving and society-shaping power. But how do we tap into that power and make the most of liberal learning for the glory of God ..." (Liberal Arts)

"One of the Reformation's leading men explains the educational vision that he applied, practically, to educate, shape and unify believers forced into exile by religious persecution ..." (The Great Dialectic)

"For generations, teachers have benefited from the solid advice in this book. Educational fads come and go, but the basic principles of teaching and learning, those discussed in this book, are not subject to the winds of change ..." (The Seven Laws of Teaching)

"Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading." (How to Read a Book)

"To succeed in the world today, students need an education that equips them to recognize current trends, to be creative and flexible to respond to changing circumstances, to demonstrate sound judgment to work for society's good, and to gain the ability to communicate persuasively ..." (Wisdom and Eloquence)

"To the ancient world, the boundaries of paideia were much wider than the boundaries of what we understand as education. In the ancient world, the paideia was all-encompassing and involved nothing less than the enculturation of the future citizen ..." (The Paideia of God)

"In today's society, where parental authority is being compromised more than ever, the Proverbs 23:13 command to 'withhold not correction from the child' may seem nearly impossible to obey ..." (Withhold Not Correction)

"R.L. Dabney (1820-1898) — preacher, theologian, soldier, poet, and essayist — strongly condemned the public education of his day. He saw with prophetic insight that State education could not help but be secularized since it was designed to please the people ..." (On Secular Education)

"Originally published in 1985, this groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century ..." (Amusing Ourselves to Death)

"Does God belong in the public arena of politics, business, law, and education? Or is religion a private matter only --personally comforting but publicly irrelevant? In today's cultural etiquette, it is not considered polite to mix public and private, or sacred and secular. This division is the single most potent force keeping Christianity contained in the private sphere --stripping it of its power to challenge and redeem the whole of culture ..." (Total Truth)

"Is secularism a positive force in the modern world? Or does it lead to fragmentation and disintegration? In Saving Leonardo, the best-selling author of Total Truth makes a compelling case that secularism is destructive and dehumanizing ..." (Saving Leonardo)

Great Classical Reads

"Public education in America has run into hard times. Even many within the system admit that it is failing. While many factors contribute, this author lays much blame on the idea that education can take place in a moral vacuum. It is not possible for education to be nonreligious ..." (Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning)

"Newspapers are filled with stories about poorly educated children, ineffective teachers, and cash-strapped school districts. In this greatly expanded treatment of a topic the writer first dealt with in Rediscovering the Lost Tools of Learning, an alternative to government-operated schools is proposed ..." (The Case for Classical Christian Education)

"Much of the timber of public schooling and evangelicalism is as dry as kindling; Millstones & Stumbling Blocks is an open flame ..." (Millstones and Stumbling Blocks)

"In Climbing Parnassus, winner of the 2005 Paideia Prize, the writer presents a defense and vindication of the formative power of Greek and Latin. His persuasive witness .. constitutes a bracing reminder of the genuine aims of a truly liberal education ..." (Climbing Parnassus)

"An excellent liberal arts education holds purpose-giving and society-shaping power. But how do we tap into that power and make the most of liberal learning for the glory of God ..." (Liberal Arts)

"One of the Reformation's leading men explains the educational vision that he applied, practically, to educate, shape and unify believers forced into exile by religious persecution ..." (The Great Dialectic)

"For generations, teachers have benefited from the solid advice in this book. Educational fads come and go, but the basic principles of teaching and learning, those discussed in this book, are not subject to the winds of change ..." (The Seven Laws of Teaching)

"Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading." (How to Read a Book)

"To succeed in the world today, students need an education that equips them to recognize current trends, to be creative and flexible to respond to changing circumstances, to demonstrate sound judgment to work for society's good, and to gain the ability to communicate persuasively ..." (Wisdom and Eloquence)

"To the ancient world, the boundaries of paideia were much wider than the boundaries of what we understand as education. In the ancient world, the paideia was all-encompassing and involved nothing less than the enculturation of the future citizen ..." (The Paideia of God)

"In today's society, where parental authority is being compromised more than ever, the Proverbs 23:13 command to 'withhold not correction from the child' may seem nearly impossible to obey ..." (Withhold Not Correction)

"R.L. Dabney (1820-1898) — preacher, theologian, soldier, poet, and essayist — strongly condemned the public education of his day. He saw with prophetic insight that State education could not help but be secularized since it was designed to please the people ..." (On Secular Education)

"Originally published in 1985, this groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century ..." (Amusing Ourselves to Death)

"Does God belong in the public arena of politics, business, law, and education? Or is religion a private matter only --personally comforting but publicly irrelevant? In today's cultural etiquette, it is not considered polite to mix public and private, or sacred and secular. This division is the single most potent force keeping Christianity contained in the private sphere --stripping it of its power to challenge and redeem the whole of culture ..." (Total Truth)

"Is secularism a positive force in the modern world? Or does it lead to fragmentation and disintegration? In Saving Leonardo, the best-selling author of Total Truth makes a compelling case that secularism is destructive and dehumanizing ..." (Saving Leonardo)