Oakdale Christian Academy is a small Christian boarding and day school in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, in Eastern Kentucky. We are known for our nurturing yet structured environment and our thoroughly Christian worldview. We have small class sizes, and a college prep academic program. Our staff live on campus and get to know the students very well, so each student is valued for their unique personality and interests. We welcome inquiries and campus visits for interested families.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked KY School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 51 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,360
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Oakdale Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Year Founded
1921
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
51 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
52%
State avg.: 12%
Students by Grade
Oakdale Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
11 students
Number of AP Courses
3 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Computer Science, AP English, AP History
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Dress code enforced

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Total costs of our program (including all fees) are as follows: Day Student: $6,649 US Boarding Student: $20,575 International Boarding Student: $27,825
Summer Program Cost Notes
$1950 for a six week summer boarding program
% on Financial Aid
80%
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Will Mosier-Peterson
Admissions Associate
Karen McFarlane

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Recreational activites

Club or Organization:
Peer Leadership

Arts and Music Programs:
Praise and Worship Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Recreation, Recreational Games
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Oakdale Christian Academy cost?

Oakdale Christian Academy's tuition is approximately $6,360 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Oakdale Christian Academy?

The acceptance rate of Oakdale Christian Academy is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 93%. Oakdale Christian Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Kentucky with low acceptance rates.

What sports does Oakdale Christian Academy offer?

Oakdale Christian Academy offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Volleyball.

What is Oakdale Christian Academy's ranking?

Oakdale Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kentucky for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Highest percentage of students of color.

When is the application deadline for Oakdale Christian Academy?

The application deadline for Oakdale Christian Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
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Oakdale Christian Academy is a great place to have a balance of both excelling in education and preparation for your future and also making life-long friendships and being around a community that loves and supports you. You will not find many high schools that are rooting for you and have given their lives to this ministry. I have been attending Oakdale for four years and it's been the best experience I have ever had in my life. Yes, there were challenges, but the faculty/staff here supported me and wanted the best for you, and had your back. With academics, there is a ton of one-on-one support. They make sure that you can understand the concepts and go at an appropriate pace. You still have discipline at Oakdale, but it helps prepare you for the real world and your future. There are so many events and activities that are fun and memorable! While it is a Christian boarding school, they do not force people to become Christian. This is a very inviting and welcoming community that accepts those of all religions and respects you and your beliefs too. I became a Christian at the end of my Sophomore year and it's saved my life I enjoy being in this community that helps me grow spiritually, physically, mentally, and academically. I love Oakdale Christian Academy and I would recommend sending your kid here. It's an experience of a lifetime!
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We enrolled our son at Oakdale after trying counseling, youth challenge programs, etc. $24k+ later our son was exposed to " -Teaching character, encouraging excellence, upholding the Christian faith and values while giving teenagers life purpose and direction."I guess part of this teaching and purpose is to groom young men. My son now has a new "dad" Mr. P that is continuing to communicate with my son via text and Facebook. These communications offer my son a place to stay with Mr. P, in addition to expert advice and encouragement to survive his time in an abusive household. There is also the bit about my son having an exorcism and drinking holy water that led to his "conversion".. but that`s a story for a different day. If your child finds themselves in trouble academically and with the law, I would strongly encourage you to look at more expensive programs that are run with professional staff and program outlines.
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Oakdale has been a tremendous blessing for our child. The school is academically challenging with a very warm family-like environment. We are so thankful to have found it.
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LOVED IT! my kid came back to me smarter than ever and had the best attitude. They really taught her some manners! Thank You for everything you do!!!
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I attended oakdale for almost two years and it was the best thing that could have ever happen to me. I have so much good things to say about oakdale and no negative things, but the best thing I can say about oakdale is it grew me closer to god. I would never have the relationship I do now with the lord of it wasn't for oakdale. Oakdale matures you, Inspires you, and wants the best for you. The staff treat you like you are they children the love there is unreal. I would never forget my time there and regret leaving it so soon. If you are reading this review thinking about going to oakdale I promise you, you will not regret atttending. I love oakdale and wish nothing but the best for it in the future.
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All of my sons attended and two of my sons are graduates of Oakdale Christian Academy and have since gone on to graduate from college and are established in career fields. More important than even that to me is the knowledge that they learned a lot about establishing godly homes and living lives of high character from the staff and instructors at OCA. They learned how to learn, and can now teach themselves most anything they would want to know. There are many young minds and hearts watching your life when you live and work at Oakdale. It is the God-centered lives of integrity that were the most valuable to me.
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Hi, my name is Judith Moore Kidd, i went to school there until i started junior high! I think it gave me a solid fondation. I went in late 50"s and early 60"s, and when my mother moved us girl"s to Michigan,what an awaking i was terrifed, But i was taught about the LORD there and thanks to ms O;conner and God it stuck in my heart! I have never forgot here i came from!! Thanks Oakdale My mom had 3 or 4 kids there at a time!!
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Oakdale is not a perfect school. It is a school that has helped many students through their program! I attended Oakdale for four years and I loved it!! There are many opportunities for students to be active! Students also get a chance to show Jesus'' love to others through ministry opportunities and fellowship!
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I worked at Oakdale for 1.5 years in the girls dorm, and it was a wonderful experience. I was encouraged and challenged daily by the love and dedication the staff and teachers show for the students. It is a transformative environment, providing the love, discipline and encouragement that students need to succeed. The school is very holistic in their dedication, seeking to reach and challenge the students not just academically, but also emotionally and spiritually.
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Great school with low teacher student ratio. Students from around the world attend opening all the students eyes to other countries and the way they live, hands on.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked KY School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 51 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,360
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Kentucky is $6,966 for elementary schools and $8,022 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Kentucky is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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