Research continues to show that homework has little impact on student's success in school. Students and teachers at The Oaks School will work hard during the day, while knowing that evenings will be free to enjoy time with family and engage in sports, music, dance, and other extracurricular activities. Fridays will also be a day for families to spend time together or for students to pursue their own interests. Long nights of homework after a full school day and other activities can create stress on families and students. Limiting homework will create a more positive association with school and promote a healthy love of learning.
Teachers are encouraged and equipped to see the strengths of each child and help them pursue their God-given destinies. Students reach higher goals as teachers believe in them and call out their strengths. As students discover their passions, teachers will partner with parents to help direct students to activities that can foster these goals. Students are encouraged to use Fridays as a day to pursue these activities.
Students will be challenged to pursue academic excellence through a mastery based mathematics program, thorough Language Arts instruction, and engaging science and history lessons.
Students will also grow as leaders through dynamic chapel services, practical leadership skills, as well as learning skills for healthy relationships. Students will be equipped for college and the workforce by learning life skills such as financial budgeting, solving relational conflicts, and developing a strong work ethic.