Three School Campus Locations: Brookside, Fall Creek, and Middle School 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 1,151 students
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Feb. 1

Top Rankings

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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

Student Body

Total Students
1,151 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
The Oaks Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
88 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
45%
Average Class Size
18 students
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 / Feb. 1
Tuition Notes
PK/K Half Day: $9270 Gr.: Full Day PK-5th: $10,920 Gr.: 6th-8th: $11,150 *80% receive need based financial assistance
% on Financial Aid
80%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,500
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Angela Gray
Admissions Associate
Kimberly Miller

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Culinary Club, Drama Club, Math Counts, Photography Club, Speech Team, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Guitar Club, Music Extra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
PE Extra, Summer Adventure Club, Summer Camp, 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: 08/25/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 1,151 students
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Feb. 1

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