Head of School Message
Abigail Adams said, “Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and diligence.” At The Oaks Classical Cottage School, children’s academic development and spiritual discipleship are our primary focus. We pursue classical education with the heart and mind, affirming that hard work, service, and a love for God develop virtue.
Providing a beautiful education that develops an inner discerning spirit for what is eternally True, Good, and Beautiful is a gift to the next generation. At The Oaks, students engage the great works of literature, theology, sciences, and history to promote mature wisdom in thought and deed. We encourage our students to truly engage the great minds of Western civilization to grow intellectually, spiritually, and behaviorally.
Teachers share their love for their subject matter to inspire a lifelong love of learning. Teachers at The Oaks are committed to giving students the tools of learning, founded in the classical tradition and a love of learning. The cottage school model allows classroom instruction and time at home, striking a unique balance and allowing collaboration between teachers and parents in the pursuit of raising oaks of righteousness (Isaiah 61:3).
I invite you to learn more about our school and the classical education movement. At The Oaks, we labor together to raise the next generation for the glory of God.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are excited that you are considering The Oaks for your student. Below are answers to the most commonly asked questions. If you would like additional information, email us using the "learn more" link below.
What is the statement of faith?
The Oaks Classical Cottage School has an unwavering commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ. This means the gospel is integrated into every subject taught cultivating a love for learning, for the glory of God. You can learn more from The Oaks Statement of Faith found here (coming soon).
What is a classical cottage school?
The Oaks is a private Christian school that provides teaching of core curricula Tuesday and Thursday and enrichment on Wednesday. A cottage school meets fewer than five days a week. A professional teacher instructs in core subjects and enrichment and supports parents in their child’s education. Parents reinforce lessons learned on campus at home.
How do I apply or enroll?
New families can navigate to our admissions page and begin the admissions process. Families are asked to attend an information meeting before completing an application. There is a non-refundable application fee of $125 dollars. A pastoral reference and teacher reference are also required. Once the application is approved, student testing and a family interview will be scheduled. If accepted, families will complete an enrollment application and pay the $300 per student enrollment fee.
What does tuition cover?
Tuition can be paid monthly, quarterly, or in full. Tuition covers instruction from our committed, professional faculty, classroom costs, and record keeping. Parents are responsible for purchasing consumable texts, literature books, and science lab materials. An order list is provided to enrolled families. Field trips are optional and costs are the responsibility of parents.
Is there a school uniform?
All students wear school t-shirts and hoodies purchased through the cottage school. Khaki or navy pants/skirts/uniform shorts are purchased at your store of choice.
Are grade reports and transcripts provided?
Teachers calculate and grade assignments, track attendance, and provide semester grade reports. The Oaks maintains student records and transcripts and grants diplomas.