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PK-12
Private
Winter Haven, FL
Students enrolled: 230
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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151 King Rd
Winter Haven, FL 33880

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(863) 293-0930
(863) 293-0429
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October 15, 2014
Oasis Christian Academy is a fantastic school! It's academic standards are wonderful. The faculty and staff are caring individuals who strive for the very best when it comes to their students in every part of education. But (from the administration down) it goes beyond that, even to the personal development of the students. Of course, all of this is done with grace and love under an umbrella of Christian philosophy. The bottom line is that OCA is one of the best schools in the area, and we are so glad that our children get to be a part of it!!

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2014
My three children have attended Oasis Christian Academy for six years. We have had experience in elementary, middle, and high school. This school has had an amazing impact on the lives of my children. The facilities are not fancy, but, they are clean and well kept. The staff and administration are very friendly and caring. Great improvements have been made in the areas of technology and curriculum in the past two years. Without a doubt, the most treasured resource this school possesses is its caring and dedicated teachers. My tenth grader's math teacher moved away last year due to a job transfer of her husband. I was amazed at how this affected him. He was deeply upset that she was leaving. This was not because of the great love of math that she inspired in him, but, because her dedication had " inspired him for life". Her position has now been filled with an equally caring and dedicated faculty member. I am so thankful that my children are learning in an environment where their lives are being influenced for Christ daily in a life-changing way.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2014
This school just gets better every year. Administration is always seeking to improve the Academy . Teachers are warm, friendly and communicative. I am so excited to be a part of this challenging academic, and Christian experience.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2014
Oasis Christian academy says they are all about the kids. They are not all about the kids in fact they are all about the tuition and what ever else they can charge for. Like plastic silverware. The math program is awful half the kids struggle through because they don't have any type of tutoring to help the kids not to mention the math teacher does not maneuverable available for tutoring except for in the morning which is no help since the teacher has other students in the classroom for help as well in a 20 minute tutoring session.NO HELP!!! Alot of kids struggle in math here and it's not the kids it's the teacher and the school not making the necessary changes to help the kids or at least help the ones struggling. If there is a student of a employee best believe they get priority treatment over the other students especially if there is a altercation. Point is find a different school

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2014
I could not be more happy that my children attend Oasis Christian Academy. My kids came to Oasis from a large Christian school that considered itself to be a school of academic excellence. I found out that my kids were actually behind in their academics. I am so thankful to the teachers and staff at Oasis for their high standards in academics and I now know that my children are now receiving a better education than before. This school has great administration, quality teachers and staff, a great choice of extracurricular activities such as the sports program and drama, and a great vision for the future.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2014
I'm so blessed to be a part of Oasis. I enjoy getting to work alongside teachers who are passionate about their subjects and the students they teach. I love my job!

- submitted by a teacher
May 26, 2014
The preschool program at OCA is second to none. As a parent, I love the domain centered hands-on approach to teaching my little one. He is frequently coming home with completed projects, and is telling me constantly about "awesome" things they do in class (even science experiments)! Both of the teachers have wonderfully warm, gentle, and kind spirits with a genuine love for each of the little ones they teach. I could not be happier with our choice for preschool. Thank you, Oasis!!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
OCA is a wonderful place. The technology initiative this year has been phenomenal to watch. The smart boards, Kindle Fire lab, Mac book Pro lab and document cameras have made education so much fun and interactive. Thank you Oasis for continuing to be a center of educational excellence!

- submitted by a teacher
April 26, 2014
My daughter has been part of OCA since kindergarten. When we first chose this school for her, we were impressed with their dedication to academics and a Christian worldview, while still giving students freedom to express their individual personalities in the classroom. She is now about to enter the OCA middle school, and that dedication has not changed. She is definitely a "think outside of the box" kind of kid, very involved in the arts and very hands-on with her learning style. Over the years, at OCA, she has enjoyed music, art, and Spanish classes in addition to her academic classes. She is very much looking forward to middle school and the opportunities there for more music, art, language, and drama classes. The teachers in ALL of the classes strive to present material in creative and hands-on ways for the students. This school has been a lifesaver for a family needing a mix of Christian character, strong academics, and creative opportunities!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
Oasis provides strong academics from an equally strong biblical worldview. All three of my children graduated from Oasis, earning Bright Future Scholarships, and were/are well-prepared for college.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
As a teacher at Oasis Christian Academy I am constantly impressed with the quality of students at our school. We partner closely with parents to help them achieve a Christ-centered education for their sons and daughters. I can truly say that I do enjoy going to work every day. We teach Christ and character development. We happen to do that through English, Math, History, Science, Spanish, Fine Arts, and Athletics. What a blessing to be part of a community of God fearing professionals that love educating young people. Oas-ian for life!

- submitted by a teacher
April 23, 2014
I am so thankful to be involved with the ministry of Oasis! The administration is supportive and I have made many friends with the staff and parents. God is definitely working in our school!

- submitted by a teacher
April 22, 2014
Oasis Christian Academy is a wonderful, safe and family friendly school. My family has been a part of the OCA family for 3 years and we are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful Christ like community. We have experienced the elementary, middle and high school areas of the school and are pleased with the teachers, the curriculum and the administration. The school is fully accredited through ACSI, which is quite an accomplishment. There are very few schools who seek accreditation as it requires a tremendous amount of work on the part of the school, teachers, and administrators. Way to go OCA! I am proud to be a part of Oasis and my children are blessed to be educated by wonderful teachers who truly care for them as they teach everything from a Christian Worldview. The teachers are what make the difference. They run everything that is taught through a Christian filter and equip their students to face the world educated and prepared to stand for Christ. I am so thankful for Oasis and the firm foundation that is being laid as my family partners with the best school in Winter Haven! WE LOVE OASIS!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
Fantastic, rigorous academics! Curriculum standards could not be higher at Oasis. As a fully accredited member of ACSI, the curriculum as been approved by some of the most rigorous inspection available, and I, as a parent, am thrilled that my children get to attend OCA. We have been there multiple years, and have truly come to love the faculty there as they are very transparent in their desire to teach to such high standards but with a Christ- centered worldview. Every subject for each grade is run through a Biblical filter; I love that! The devotion of the teachers and administration in the way they strive to support the intellectual, emotional, social, and most importantly, spiritual development of each and every student there in order to prepare them to serve wherever the Lord calls them is readily evident in the way they regularly communicate and focus on and endeavor to partner with parents for success in each individual from tutoring before and after school, to providing a student counselor with a heart for youth, to giving social opportunities for relaxing and mingling, to weekly chapels, and as mentioned, filtering everything that is taught through a Biblical filter.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
As a long time parent at Oasis Christian Academy I could not be happier with the improvement the school has made year after year after year. What I appreciate is the Biblical Christianity I see lived out in the teachers and administration and taught through the subjects. As I said I have been a parent at Oasis for a long time. My kids are safe, and happy, and growing!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
I teach at Oasis Christian Academy and I love it here. I appreciate the emphasis our school puts on education. We can be Christian and still hold our students to high academic standards. The school is almost finished installing smart boards in every classroom. I also appreciate a work environment where I am allowed to teach with tools I deem appropriate - even the occasional warehouse school textbook to reinforce our Christian curriculum.

- submitted by a teacher
April 22, 2014
My children have been in several different Christian schools. As a parent, I have really appreciated OCA for its diversity in curriculum. They have helped my children see the world as a mission field through the use of both secular-based and Christian-based texts. The teachers at OCA have a love for each student as well as a desire for each student to succeed. I am very thankful that when I drop my children off at school, I don't have to worry about the influences around them. Thank you OCA.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
Oasis Christian Academy is a wonderful Christian environment for my children. My son and daughter have thrived under the care and direction of their wonderful Christian teachers. All of the staff from the receptionist to the teachers to the administrators are so helpful and poor themselves into my children daily. Thank you Oasis for loving my children and partnering with me in the education of my children. I would not want my children to be at any other school. Oasis is the best school in Winter Haven and the only school in Winter Haven fully accredited through ACSI. Good job Oasis!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
False advertisement. Christian character is not practiced. Curriculum substandard -rejected books from the public school board sent to a warehouse, are used by the students. Counseling not provided. Sports program NOT available for Homeschool students -except, if prospect full time student at school. Communication is poor between teachers and parents. There is an unhappy mood among staff, workers, even some administration personnel.

- submitted by a community member
May 21, 2013
Oasis Christian Academy This school has been a blessing ever since I entered it. I came to the school nine years ago and could never imagine being anywhere else. I was quite the character when I first came, especially since I came from a public school, so it took a lot of diligence and studying to keep up with the rest of the students. It took only a few months and help from the teachers to get me to where I am today. The staff and teachers are such beautiful christian people, they never hesitate to pray or help you with any issue one might have.they care for you as if you were one of their own children. I am going to miss this school, as I am graduating next week and venturing out to get my degree at PSC, but I will never forget about the relationships I have gained with the students and teachers. My relationship with God is stronger than ever and without the help of many of the teachers I would not have the relationship with God. Thank you to every one. I highly recommend this school to any parent wanting their child in a safe, friendly, loving, family like environment.

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2013
Very bad communication u call and call leave messages noone ever gets back to u...i go there they say someone is going to call u it never happens...how I say it started on the foot it will end in the wring foot...

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2012
This is our 3rd year here at Oasis Christian Academy. The changes that I have seen in my son are unbelievable. He attended public school from K-6th grade at Westwood Middle, where he was in Honor classes. As that year ended I could see my son was headed down the wrong path in life. (he wasn't a problem child) I just saw characteristics coming forward that WEREN'T Christ like. With prayers we found Oasis. My son DIDN'T want to go here, as all his friends were in public school. The staff were so helpful and kind to my son even when he wasn't. As the year progressed I saw my son coming out again, the kind, gentle, fun loving, helpful and caring young man that I had raised. I know that most teens are difficult, but with this terrific christian staff guiding the teens they will go far in life. Now, my son loves this school and tells everyone about it and 5 friend have now joined. He loves the sports program, if he's playing or just watching. He feels very proud to be a student at Oasis. This school has so much to offer to everyone. Just open your heart and the staff will fill it up with christian love and learning. We are so blessed to be a part of this great school. Thank you!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
Oasis is a wonderful school. The teachers under the direction of quality leadership are striving for an academy of excellence. Many necessary changes have been made and the school is better because of them. The curriculuum is stronger, the teachers are better equipped and the students are learning using "best practices". Oasis is an excellent school and earned full accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) this year. This came with the hard work of the leadership, teachers and parents. Way to go Oasis!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
I love our new Oasis Christian Academy formerly known as HCA. Our children have attended this school for more than 8 years now and I can't say enough good about it. There has been administration changes that have been great for the school and it's future. Many upgrades to the facilities and equipment have been done. The teachers are caring, not just for the education of our children, but their character as well. We have an excellent array of sports for the students to be involved it which is hard to find in good christian schools.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2011
This school is such a blessing to me and my family. I'm so happy I have recieved the oppurtunity to go to this school. I've never seen students and staff care as much as they do here. The administration definitely does their job and tries to have the best quality children attend here. One can certainly tell they hope for a woderful future for each child, even if said child seems undeserving in another's eyes. There is so much more to come of this academy. Hopefully, with God's direction and guidance, you'll feel it right to be involved in this family!

- submitted by a student
June 14, 2011
I have two children that attend this school. I will say that Haven has been a blessing. While current administration is making changes, Oasis is undergoing strides for great athletic programs. Between these extra curricular and the focus on their spiritual needs, I feel I couldn't put my kids in a better place

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2011
Great school. I have had both my children in the school since first grade. My oldest one is now in high school.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2011
We have multiple children at Haven Christian, soon to be Oasis Christian Academy. We are more than satisfied. There is no such thing as a perfect school. It is obvious that this school, that has been in existence for over 3 decades, is making some very needed transitional strides towards the excellence they are committed to. Our family has every reason to believe that Oasis Christian Academy will continue to excel and reach every goal they determine to reach. Great school.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2010
Bad experience with this school! Please stay away! Administration mislead parents. Very disorganized and a lot of special treatment for church members. If you go to this church, you should be able to get a job at Haven!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 03, 2010
This school is undergoing changes and upgrading practically everything. There is a new administration, many new teachers, and the facilities are being upgraded. 8 man full contact football is offered, as well as swimming, basketball, and volleyball. My child has great friends and the cost is still under 6,000 a year. I am thankful for the hard work this private school does to offer my family such a sound education.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2009
This is an awesome school! It is the best kept secret in Polk County. The Life Sciences program is tremendous. It is probably the best school for academics in the Polk county area.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2008
I was not very happy with some of the administrators at this school and teachers. A lot of Drama goes on, and teacher's pets. Don't get on their bad list because if you do you are doomed. Just kiss up a lot...

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
My child just graduated from kindergarten and is able to read and write in cursive. This is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2006
my children has been going to this school for nine years, and i think its a great school over all.

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March 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2005
I feel this school is an excellent place for students to get their education intertwining the devine word of God. The staff is hard working and very motivated to teach the students. The extracurricular activities are becoming more prominent with more students being enrolled.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2005
I think that Haven Christian Academy's academic programs are great because the teachers really try to make it fun and easy to understand, also Haven does alot of hands on teaching. For the school year of 2005-06 Haven has added so many new electives and programs that alot of other schools don't offer, such as: Guitar (as an elective!), Karate (as an elective!). Haven also has a wonderful elective that I haven't seen anywhere else, it is called Desktop Publishing. In this elective the students learn how to make little films and they do alot with computers. Also every week on Monday they get to show their films to the 9th-12th grade. Their films are usually about 5 minutes, and they're usually so hilarious! There is also alot of parent involvement in this school. Haven Christian Academy teaches straight from the Bible and they have wonderful chapel services for the students with guest speakers. And students learn to not compromise their faith.

- submitted by a student
April 17, 2005
The Science program is top of the line. The main teacher/administrator for the program is very involved with the students and achieving success with that program. He just added an AP Biology course that could be taken by students that are interested. Math classes are pretty good. This school is not for the mentally challenged student. They will struggle and the teachers are not too patient with those students. Discipline is expected and if you get on their bad list, you could be targeted for the remainder of your stay. Sports are okay, but again the coaches are parents of a student on the team. Not many wins. Its best when the parent is very visible, helping out with driving and possibly other activities needed in the sport area. Currently they do not have a gym and travel far for games.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2005
My Brother attended this Preschool for several years. It Excels in its Phoncis Curr. A Beka. Great Pre School.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2003
This school has had 2 administrators in 3 years.

- submitted by a community member
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Oasis Christian Academy
151 King Rd, Winter Haven, FL  33880
(863) 293-0930
Last modified Oasis Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Oasis Christian Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top