We believe that a great education inspires students to pursue the Truth and understand the world around them, and that determines the difference between a good education and a great education. At Oak Grove, we recognize that the pursuit of Truth is not a subjective venture. Rather, all truth belongs to and stems from God. Pointing students to their compass, the Word of God, is the only way they will discern truth from error, right from wrong, and good from evil. Because all learning is premised on a defined worldview, Oak Grove seeks to present language, history, science, and the arts as tools through which we learn more of God’s character and His design of our world.
We believe deeper learning comes from presenting truth so that students may be formed, and not simply informed. We aim to teach our students not only how to learn, but how to think. We teach the tools of learning so that students can approach anything with confidence because they have been trained by the Truth.
The Classical Model uses the Trivium, Latin for “three ways,” to capitalize on age-appropriate strengths of students at each of the three primary stages of development: Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric.
The goal of a University-ModelTM education is to preserve and strengthen the God-ordained family relationships in which the Christian faith is most effectively fostered. At Oak Grove, we utilize a hybrid model of teaching which sees highly trained classroom teachers coming alongside parents to provide them with the tools of time, curricular flexibility and academic expertise in order to equip parents to become confident and effective partners in their children's education.
DELIGHT AND WONDER
At Oak Grove, our goal is to challenge our students without exasperating them. While we maintain rigorous academic standards for our students, we foster joy in learning through connecting classroom efforts with hands-on activities, real-life experiences, field trips, and special academic events. A classical education should not be rigid or dull, but full of life! We want our children to not only learn, but to love learning.