Oaks Christian School
|Oaks Christian School|
|31749 La Tienda Road
Westlake Village, California
|Motto||"Preparing Minds for Leadership and Hearts for Service"|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Nondenominational Christianity|
|Founder||David Price and Dallas Price-Van Breda|
|Enrollment||1,400 (1,000 grades 9-12, 400 grades 5-8) (2016-17 academic year)|
|Student to teacher ratio||14:1|
|Color(s)||Cardinal and Gold|
|Athletics conference||CIF Southern Section (Marmonte League)|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Average SAT scores||1846|
Oaks Christian School is a co-educational, college-preparatory, non-denominational Christian school serving grades 5-12. Oaks Christian School is located on 25 acres (10 ha) in Westlake Village, California. The school was established in 2000. As of the 2016-17 academic year, total student enrollment is approximately 1,400 students.
In 1997, eighteen acres (seven point three hectares) in a Westlake Village, California industrial park were purchased for the original campus. Oaks Christian School opened in 2000 to approximately 160 high school students and 40 middle school students. By the year 2002, most of the school and campus infrastructure had been completed, with the exception of the Bedrosian Pavilion, a performing arts facility completed in 2007. Surrounded by the Four Seasons Westlake and Dole Food Company headquarters to the east, the Ventura Freeway to the south, and a large industrial park to the north, only one property lies contiguous to the campus. That seven-acre property became available in 2007, allowing for expansion.
As of the 2016-17 academic year, Oaks Christian has a total enrollment of approximately 1,400 students. Approximately three-quarters of these students are enrolled in the high school (grades 9-12), while the remainder comprise the middle school population (grades 5-8). Admission is competitive, based on a variety of criteria ranging from primary school grades, Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) score, a personal interview, essays, and extracurricular interests.
Oaks Christian School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as well as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The average class size is 18 students. A significant portion of the student body is admitted to colleges and universities. Among first-year students admitted to the University of Southern California, OCS is one of most-represented independent high schools.
Since its inception, Oaks Christian has gained national prominence with its football team. As of the 2017 football season, OCS holds a total of seven CIF Southern Section championships, including six consecutive titles in the 2000s. The football program has developed numerous players who have been recruited to NCAA Division I programs as well as the National Football League.
Notable alumni and students
- Phil Bickford, professional baseball player
- Paul Butcher (actor), actor
- Jimmy Clausen, professional football player
- Colin Ford, actor
- Dree Hemingway, model
- Malcolm Jones (American football)
- Cameron Judge, professional football player
- Cassius Marsh, professional football player
- Casey Matthews, professional football player
- Nate Montana, football player
- Chris Owusu, professional football player
- Jordan Payton, professional football player
- Travis Radke, professional baseball player
- Sofia Richie, model
- Jaden Smith, actor
- Tyler Smith, artist
- Preston Strother, actor
- Marc Tyler, professional football player
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