The Oaks School started in 2018 with a group of about 80 students. With a background in business and ministry, Josh and Ginger Hallmark gathered a group of families that wanted a new educational option for their children. In our second year, we grew to over 100 students and received full accreditation through Cognia (formerly SACS) the Alabama Independent School Association. One month later we were forced to shut down from March to May due to covid.
Our solid team of teachers banded together quickly, and we delivered remote learning after just one day from the governor’s notice to close the school. We continued daily chapel messages for families to watch together at home during that uncertain time.
In our third year, our families remained strongly loyal to the school after covid and appreciated the school’s response to keeping children in school in a safe, reasonable way. In the spring of 2021, we were so proud of our first graduating class that excelled from academics to sports.
The Oaks School is committed to building a culture that challenges students and teachers to grow and thrive in all that they are called to be. The Oaks' enrollment has grown by 46% in our first five years. We are excited about the days ahead!
A school tour is a great opportunity to ask questions, learn more about our approach, and see for yourself what makes The Oaks such a special place. Tours usually last 20-30 minutes.