Oaks Christian School

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Oaks Christian School
Oaks Christian logo.png
"Preparing Minds for Leadership and Hearts for Service"
Address
31749 La Tienda Road
Westlake Village, California
United States
Coordinates 34°17′54″N 119°13′13″W / 34.298333°N 119.220278°W / 34.298333; -119.220278Coordinates: 34°17′54″N 119°13′13″W / 34.298333°N 119.220278°W / 34.298333; -119.220278
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Nondenominational Christianity
Established 2000
Founder David Price and Dallas Price-Van Breda
Headmaster Rob Black
Grades 5-12
Enrollment 1,400 (1000 grades 9-12, 400 grades 5-8)
Student to teacher ratio 14 : 1
Color(s) Cardinal and Gold          
Nickname Lions
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Average SAT scores 1846 (as of 2015)[1]

Oaks Christian School is an independent, co-educational, college-preparatory, non-denominational Christian school. Oaks Christian School is located on 25 acres in Westlake Village, California. The school colors are Cardinal and Gold and the school mascot is the Lion. The current student enrollment is approximately 1,400 students.

Oaks Christian School was established in 2000 through the vision of David Price and Dallas Price-Van Breda. The school emphasizes academics, arts, and athletics with a full complement of honors and advanced placement courses, visual and performing arts opportunities, and competitive athletic teams [1] for all grade levels. In recent years, the school has come to national prominence with its football team, having won six consecutive Southern Section championships and seven overall while developing a number of highly recruited players.[1]

History[edit]

In 1997, 18 acres in an industrial park were purchased for the original campus. Oaks Christian was opened in 2000 to approximately 160 high school students and 40 middle school students with the completion of the Price Academic Building. By the year 2002, most of the school and campus infrastructure had been completed, with the exception of the new 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 came available in 2007, allowing for expansion. In Fall of 2009, Oaks Christian opened the new state-of-the-art Middle School facility on the adjacent property. In Fall of 2014, the Academy V program for grade 5 students was added to its program offerings. [2]

Enrollment[edit]

Oaks Christian has a current enrollment of approximately 1,400 students, with approximately 70-75% of those students in grades 9-12 and 25-30% in grades 5-8. Admission is competitive, based on a variety of criteria ranging from primary school grades, ISEE score, an interview, essays, and interests.

Tuition is about $29,000.[1]

Academics[edit]

It has also received accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, as well as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Classes average 18 students. Oaks Christian School is one of the most represented independent schools in the University of Southern California's first-year students admission.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Eric Sonheimer, At Oaks Christian, name players are on the sideline, Los Angeles Times, July 11, 2008, Accessed July 11, 2008.
  2. ^ http://www.oakschristian.org/aboutus/history/index.aspx
  3. ^ "Freshman Profile and Admission Information 2015 - 2016" (PDF). University of Southern California Undergraduate First-Year Student Profile. University of Southern California. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 

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