The Oaks Academy

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The Oaks Academy Photo #1 - Pre-Kindergarten students next to the butterfly enclosure as they learn about the spring season and transformation.
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The Oaks Academy Photo #1 - Pre-Kindergarten students next to the butterfly enclosure as they learn about the spring season and transformation.
The Oaks Academy Photo #2 - A kindergarten student opens a book to read during arrival, waiting for the school day to start.
The Oaks Academy Photo #3 - 3rd grade students practicing beat and rythym in music class, a weekly special class.
The Oaks Academy Photo #4 - A teacher prays with a student during chapel.
The Oaks Academy Photo #5 - A student smiles and gives a thumbs up as they wait for the rest of the school to arrive for chapel.
The Oaks Academy Photo #6 - Middle School students pause for a photo in the hallway during passing period.
The Oaks Academy Photo #7 - Students play together in before care - available from 7 to 8 am every morning for families who need to drop off students before the start of school.
The Oaks Academy Photo #8 - A teacher works individually with a student.
The Oaks Academy Photo #9 - A 5th grade student annotates a reading in class.
The Oaks Academy Photo #10 - A 1st grade student is working on a worksheet during the arrival window, preparing for the day to begin.
The Oaks Academy Photo #11 - Middle School band students are practicing for the spring concert.
The Oaks Academy Photo #12 - A Kindergarten Instructional Assistant speaks with a student during class.
The Oaks Academy Photo #13 - A 5th grade teacher works with a student during small group time.
The Oaks Academy Photo #14 - Middle school art students work on perspective drawings in class.
The Oaks Academy Photo #15 - A 4th grade student writes a reflection on the semester and their growth.
The Oaks Academy Photo #16 - Students play outside during recess.
The Oaks Academy Photo #17 - A teacher works individually with a student.
The Oaks Academy Photo #18 - 3rd grade student practice their notes on the xylophone in music class.
The Oaks Academy Photo #19 - Middle school students work in small groups with the teacher.
The Oaks Academy Photo #20 - Students race in the gym during PE, a weekly special.
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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 1,052 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,000
  • Acceptance rate: 77%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Mar. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Oaks Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1998
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,052 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
The Oaks Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
88 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
45%
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Boys: Khaki bottoms, dress shirt, tie, vest/cardigan. Girls: Plaid jumper/skirt, dress blouse, tie

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition and fees vary by grade level. *80% receive need based financial assistance* See our website for more details and a financial aid estimator
Summer Program Cost
$200
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer Camp is open to Oaks and Non-Oaks students; however, it is mainly filled by current or enrolling Oaks students. There is a separate price for students enrolling or re-enrolling and non-Oaks students.
% on Financial Aid
80%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,500
Acceptance Rate
77%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Angela Gray
Admissions Associate
Kimberly Miller

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Crochet Club, Outdoor Education, PE Extra, Shakespeare Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Boys Volleyball, Climbing Club, Summer Adventure Club, Summer Camp, Summer Sports Camps

School Notes

  • In 1996, a small group of friends sat around a kitchen table to dream of a radically new type of school in Indianapolis. They envisioned a school that would serve children from diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. Two years later, this visionary group of founders launched The Oaks Academy.
  • What began more than 25 years ago, with just 53 students, has grown into a thriving urban educational community serving over 1,000 students at three campuses each year.
  • We are a Christ-centered school that exists to provide a rich, classical education to children of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. At The Oaks Academy, we prepare students to succeed in rigorous secondary educational programs and help them develop spiritual, social, and emotional maturity. Our time-tested curriculum integrates ideas from all disciplines to create an immersive experience that allows students to develop a love of learning. With the addition of habit formation, which provides a firm foundation for strong executive function skills later in life, our curriculum is designed to develop the whole child.
  • Since one of our foundational beliefs is that every child is created and uniquely gifted by God, we are committed to small class sizes that allow our faculty to know and love all students for their unique gifts and talents. This also allows our educators to challenge or support each student in individual areas of strength or weakness.
  • Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision and we know you may have many questions. We encourage you to contact the Admissions Office whenever you have questions or concerns throughout the admissions process. We are happy to help over the phone at (317) 610-0880 or by email at admissions@theoaksacademy.org.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Oaks Academy cost?
The Oaks Academy's tuition is approximately $13,000 for private students and $200 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Oaks Academy?
The acceptance rate of The Oaks Academy is 77%, which is lower than the national average of 88%. The Oaks Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Indiana with low acceptance rates.
Does The Oaks Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, The Oaks Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Oaks Academy offer?
The Oaks Academy offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is The Oaks Academy's ranking?
The Oaks Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Indiana for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Highest percentage of students of color and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for The Oaks Academy?
The application deadline for The Oaks Academy is Dec. 1 / Mar. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 1 / Mar. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 1,052 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,000
  • Acceptance rate: 77%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Mar. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Indianapolis, IN is $8,185 for elementary schools and $10,598 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Indianapolis, IN is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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