The Oaks Academy

Tel: (317)931-3043
Grades: PK-8 | 641 students
The Oaks Academy is a Christ-centered school that exists to provide a rich, classical education to children of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, preparing them to succeed in a rigorous secondary educational program and to demonstrate spiritual, social and emotional maturity.
The Oaks Academy recognizes that the foremost responsibility of the education of children is with the parents or persons acting in the place of parents.
As such, faculty and staff of The Oaks enter into a deliberative partnership with caregivers/parents/guardians in the educational process of their children.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1998

Student Body

Total Students 641 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade The Oaks Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Boys: Khaki bottoms, dress shirt, tie, vest/cardigan. Girls: Plaid jumper/skirt, dress blouse, tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes PK/K Half Day: $8400 Grades 1st-5th: $9890 Grades 6th-8th: $10,110 *80% receive financial assistance
% on Financial Aid
80%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,500
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Angela Gray
Admissions Associate Kimberly Miller

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Culinary Club, Drama Club, Frisbee Club, Guitar Club, History Club, Math Counts, Music Extra, Music and Movement, PE Extra, Photography Club, Speech Team, Summer Adventure Club, Summer Camp, Summer Sports Camps, Yearbook Club Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Culinary Club, Drama Club, Frisbee Club, Guitar Club, History Club, Math Counts, Music Extra, PE Extra, Speech Team, Summer Camp, Yearbook Club, Music and Movement,
Photography Club,
Summer Adventure Club,
Summer Sports Camps,

School Notes

  • A small group of neighbors who envisioned an excellent Christ-centered education in the inner city of Indianapolis founded The Oaks Academy in 1998. The founders desired to offer an outstanding education to students across racial and socioeconomic barriers. They believed a Christ-centered school would facilitate revitalization in the lives of students, families, and the community at large. The Oaks Academy opened its doors to 53 students (Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade) and 9 employees in the fall of 1998.
  • The school`s founders purposefully established the school in an area of the city known for its high crime rate, extreme poverty, and rampant drug abuse. The school`s name and mission originate from Isaiah 61: 3-4: They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated.
  • The Oaks launched a second location, Brookside, in another neglected urban community in Indianapolis. A former IPS school building was purchased debt free in June 2011. Experienced faculty led the transition to ensure that The Oak`s defining values were transferred to the Brookside campus.
  • In 2015, The Oaks launched a third campus, the Middle School. Located just 1.5 miles away from both Fall Creek and Brookside, the beautiful school was formally IPS 26, and was acquired by The Oaks Academy to serve 115 students in its first year.
  • The Oaks Academy maintains one Board of Trustees, a singular admissions and advancement effort, and a consistent educational philosophy.

Profile last updated: 04/29/2016

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