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Spokane, WA
Students enrolled: 287
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2303 S Bowdish Rd
Spokane, WA 99206

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(509) 536-5955
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January 24, 2015
We have been at the Oaks for three years now and absolutely LOVE it! As you walk thru the halls of the grammar school or even the high school, you can feel the love: love of Jesus, love of the kiddos, and love of learning. The teachers are fantastic, the staff and administrators are amazing as well. In three years i have yet to have any sort of negative experience in any way. And I say that after one of our boys has been to the grammar school headmaster's office several times! In fact, that whole experience just made me appreciate The Oaks even more! The check to The Oaks is my favorite check I write every month, and I thank Jesus for the opportunity to have our children here. The Oaks is more than a school, it is a family.

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January 23, 2015
We are in our 7th year at the Oaks. This school has been an answer to prayer for us! When we found out about the Oaks, we visited to discern the environment, and we were blown away! Just walking through the lively, boisterous halls, we were actually greeted (acknowledged that we existed) by MANY kids from K-12! Peeking in the doors of classrooms, we saw HAPPY teachers teaching with enthusiasm and genuine love of their charges. After more in depth research about scholastic standards, graduation rate, etc. we made the decision to enroll our kids - it was the best decision we have ever made! Our kids are so happy at this school, they are treated kindly and compassionately by EVERY teacher, they are excelling in their studies because of the stellar teaching and study principles that they have learned, and their characters are blossoming because of the Christian infusion into every aspect of their learning. We are forever grateful to God for leading us to The Oaks and to The Oaks for honoring God in striving to provide an environment where kids have every opportunity to excel in studies, friendship, self-confidence, and their love for the Lord.

- submitted by a parent

December 21, 2014
I have read the reviews and agree with the criticisms. I have also noticed a very, strong misogyny at the school. I have experienced this as a parent as well. My child was reprimanded by a teacher and there wasn't a phone call home and I only knew about this because my child was so upset. I wanted to talk to the teacher but I knew that my child would have suffered even more since some of teachers can be vindictive. I have also noticed that if you have a certain last name that your treated differently. I find this not to fit the criteria of Christianity, so if you're looking for a christian school you might need to reevaluate.

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September 25, 2014
We are at the Oaks because of their Christ infused curriculum - no compartmentalization; Christ is the center off all things - he is Lord of math, science, etc. The truth of Christ is taught in every subject. Each of our 3 children have been at The Oaks since kindergarten and each have different learning styles. Yet they have thrived as they are being taught the truth. Clearly the best parenting decision we've made. The have matured spiritually and academically; they have been trained to think through everything. It has been a life changing experience for us as parents and as a family. They are challenged in a loving manner. Each year with our children has been a true delight because of the beautiful way the teachers have supported us as we "train our children up in the admonition of the Lord." We are making "beautiful memories" - the ball is a beautiful, God honoring celebration and a whole lot of fun! As you visit schools to consider for your children, I highly recommend the following - Visit the kindergarten class, a 2nd or 3rd grade class, and then an 11th or 12th grade class. This will allow you to see the "fruit" of that particular education style produces.

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September 25, 2014
The Oaks Classical Christian Academy uses the Classical tradition of learning called the Trivium. Grammar (k-5), Logic (6-8) and Rhetoric (9-12). Moving our three kids from the public school to the Oaks has been amazing! Not only do my kids love being academically challenged for the first time, they are maturing and growing in their faith. The comment about hiring from only one church is not an honest statement. The staff represent a mixture of at least 5 different churches that I know of so not sure where the one poster got their information. Last year we had a graduate go to Westpoint and the year before to Harvard so I also find it hard to believe they are lacking in the sciences in the upper grades. The leadership believes the Bible is the Word of God and does not bend to the culture's every whim. We don't find that to be legalistic, but standing firm for truth. Like any church there are conflicts at times between peers or teachers but the door is always open to discuss the situation and to seek reconciliation. As parents we have also enjoyed learning along side our kids and attend as many field trips and school functions as possible.

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June 18, 2014
As a parent to 4 kids in different grades, who moved from the public school system, we have been blown away by The Oaks. I am not understanding the negative reviews by parents as this school's academic excellence is a byproduct of teaching to the kids as a whole. Our kids have learned life lessons and improved on character traits that have helped them at home and in the world. The school teaches that we are all sinners and handles sin and each child in such a loving way. The love and respect between all the teachers, staff, parents and students is evident when you are there. Just shadow the kids for a day and you will see for yourselves. As far as love of learning our kids were burnt out at at public school and were the ones who cried when it was time for summer because they were going to miss their teachers and friends. The end result lies on you as a parent so for those that don't want to assist their kids or be responsible for the outcome this school isn't for you. It has helped raise the bar for us as parents in every area. Best parenting decision ever.

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May 06, 2014
They are very weak in the sciences and very legalistic in their Biblical views. The students are only trained in a classical style. Their quality of their teachers has gone down in the last couple of years because of them hiring people from their church or friends. Their Valedictorian last year had a 3.5 gpa and very average SATs. There is alot of favoritism in this school. So if your in the good with the teachers then you can get away with alot. They will tell you that the students are as if they are sinless. But under the covers all kids sin...they drink, the sneak around, they cheat, they bully, and they drop out of school. The new headmaster is very legalist in his his Biblical views and very prideful. Most of the kids that have great SAT scores it because their parents paid for tutoring to get they kids scores up they. They say their classes are pair to AP classes in the public school but except for English most kids don't do well on the test unless they received tutoring for them. Most of the students struggle in the sciences in the university level classes and most drop out of the sciences in college.

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March 31, 2013
Our son attends the Oaks and we are very blessed with how he has matured spiritually and academically. The nurturing nature of the educational team has been amazing. Our son loves his teachers and the other students.

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March 02, 2012
The Oaks is clearly the best school I have ever encountered. The environment is loving, warm and friendly, yet academically challenging. The students and staff have an immense amount of respect for one another. The staff cares about each child individually. The students are taught to love learning and realize how God has a hand in everything we do.

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May 03, 2011
We looked at a number of private schools. We wanted one with the primary objective of building a cornerstone of Christ in the students' heart. Secondarily the school had to show excellent scholastic acheivment & opportunity for their graduates. Here we found 100% of the grads go on in school with 97% to a four year school. The average SAT score is 1871 and this year's graduating class, of 21 kids, received $1.8M in scholastic awards. All b/c the admin, teachers AND parents love the students, want to train them to be leaders, and accomplish it with a time-tested method. As a parent you only have once chance to infuse your child with an education like this. It is one of the only investments that pays off in knowledge, opportunity, and to future generations. It is a must visit, once you see this school it sets the bar for the others you preview.

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May 06, 2010
Excellent balance of rigorous academic training and genuine love for the Lord. Tough balance to strike, but it seems to be producing wonderful results.

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November 15, 2009
This school creates leaders. All you have to do is sit in on a couple classes or watch some of their seniors. Amazing, Amazing school and amazing staff.

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September 18, 2009
Outstanding school for families who seek a Christian worldview infused in a classical approach to education. While academically demanding, the teachers and staff clearly love their students as demonstrated in the classroom. If you are a family with strongly held Christian principles and seek an academically rigorous environment for your children, The Oaks is for you.

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June 24, 2009
This school has changed the way I view learning. I no longer learn because I have to, but because I want to. The excellent staff has taught me to strive for excellence, and to seek Christ is all that I do. In short, The Oaks has taught me to be a better student and a better person. Thank you.

- submitted by a student

June 24, 2009
This school has taught my daughter to love learning and to love the lord. She has grown so much because of this school's great leadership. This school is challenging, but it encourages students to love learning rather than grades. In secondary, students learn through discussion rather that rote memorization. The classical method works.

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June 21, 2005
The Oaks effectively equips children for a lifetime. We have four children in The Oaks and cannot say enough in appreciation and admiration for the school. The school integrates a Christian worldview and a commitment to Christ in all aspects of the curriculum. The Principal, staff and teachers are qualified, motivated and devote extensive personal attention to the students. The academic standards are very high but it continually amazes us what our children are learning. The Trivium approach to learning is of great benefit. We would highly recommend the Oaks for those who desire to have a Christ centered education from a classical perspective.

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March 31, 2005
While Academically sound, that might actually outweigh the spiritual assertions.

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February 18, 2005
I believe the desire to be academically elite overrides the ability of each teacher to nurture the students as individuals and infuse in them a love for learning. The Oaks prides itself in being miles ahead of other schools and yet when we moved our children we found that in their academic assessments there were many steps of processing that were missing as a result of pushing so far ahead in age appropriate curriculum. While our children had good grades, they did not retain information, but rather memorized enough to score well in tests.

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January 20, 2005
We moved to Spokane to put our two children in The Oaks because of it's reputation for spiritual and academic excellence. We've seen true excellence in the standards set, teaching quality, leadership of administration, and how well our two children are doing. It is not an easy school by any means, but for parents who want God's best for their kids education, it has exceeded our expectations in every way. We also see the students graduating from The Oaks doing extremely well with school testing statistica to be very high compared to any other school in the area.

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January 20, 2005
True excellence in academic and spirtual learning enviroment. Great teachers, outstanding leadership. Our children are learning far more that ever before. The love learning and are miles ahead of other students their age going to other schools. The graduates are high caliber young adults going on to greater learning institutions. A great value for the tuition cost. We need more like this school in our world.

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Our distinctive Classical & Christian curriculum using the Trivium produces wonderful results: * Academically, 100% of Oaks graduates have continued their education at colleges and universities around the country with SAT scores ranking among the top high schools in the U.S. (see our website for complete details) * Socially, with formal training in etiquette and manners our school culture is one of the highest respect, born out of Christian principles. * Spiritually, we strive diligently to chal

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The Oaks Academy
2303 S Bowdish Rd, Spokane, WA  99206
(509) 536-5955
Last modified The Oaks Academy is a Private school that serves grades K-12
The Oaks Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top