THE SCHOOLS of  LOGIC & RHETORIC

I CORINTHIANS 3:18

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

THE LOGIC STAGE

Logic stage students insist on debating (competitively and for fun) whether something is or is-not logical. We help them master the distinguo of classical logic across this God-ordained developmental phase.

We teach them to recognize and separate true argumentation from false. We require them to offer factual evidence and sound reasons for their bold claims about reality.

Training in written composition based on the pro-gymnasmata of the Christian educational tradition becomes their bridge to the expressiveness of the rhetoric stage.

THE RHETORIC STAGE

Who today does not regret the frequent descent of political and cultural rhetoric into mere propaganda? For two millennia, rhetorical training was a prerequisite for graduation from the trivium.  So it is again at The Oaks.

We train students to place the rhetorical stage arts of invention, arrangement, style, memory and delivery into the service of biblical truth across a wide range of secondary studies.

THE RESULTS

97% of our graduates have pursued further studies.

Graduates have attended outstanding colleges & universities like Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Duke, Airforce Academy, Military Academy, USC, University of Washington, Baylor, Biola, New St. Andrews, Wheaton, Grove City, Lipscomb, LeTourneau, Cedarville, and The King's College.

11 National Merit Scholars. 30 Commended National Merit Scholars.

40% of our graduates enter engineering, science, and medical fields. 

THESIS DEFENSE: a great tradition.

Our 11th & 12th graders present a memorized thesis at the end of the year. They are well prepared for this capstone event because they've been trained since they were little. That's one of the many benefits of having students stand to speak throughout their younger years.

FORMATIVE TEACHERS

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.

FORMATIVE HABITS

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.  

FORMATIVE FRIENDSHIPS

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.

"No education or teaching can be absolutely divorced from morals. The affections come to school with the intellect."

 

—John Milton Gregory

from The Seven Laws of Teaching

WHAT DO OUR GRADUATES THINK?

Here's Alison Roy-Ting, Class of 2009, on how The Oaks prepared her for Stanford and for life.

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