Inspiring and Challenging Gifted and Talented Students K-8

Oak Crest Academy is a school specifically built to address the needs and learning styles of gifted children; a bringing together of highly trained faculty, carefully designed gifted curricula, and like-minded peers; a community of enthusiastic learners who share a passion for intellectual inquiry, creativity, and discovery.

Everything we do at Oak Crest Academy is guided by one simple mission: To allow gifted children to realize their full potential. These children are extraordinary. Their school should be, too. Because maximizing a child’s potential is one of the greatest gifts you can give.

Our students are provided an exceptional hands-on academic experience, while also integrating enrichment courses such as; music, foreign language, yoga, academic chess, rocket engineering, fine arts, woodworking and more.

OCA School At A Glance

Gifted curriculum

Oak Crest Academy uses William & Mary research-based curricula for gifted students. This curriculum was carefully developed through years of research and field testing. The curriculum is based on an integrated curriculum model that matches key characteristics of gifted students to the curriculum design and ensures a cohesive approach to learning across all disciplines and units.

Low student-to-teacher ratio

Oak Crest Academy has a low student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1 Kindergarten, 12:1 Lower Elementary, 15:1 Upper Elementary and 20:1 for Middle School.

Highly trained staff

Oak Crest Academy cultivates a faculty of experienced educators who can appropriately challenge and meet the needs of our student body. By design, our faculty are educated, innovative, creative thinkers with diverse perspectives and backgrounds committed to working as a cohesive team to build a positive school community. Examples of some of our staff include NASA educated science teachers, Emmy winning creative writing teacher, former UCLA professors and gifted expert teachers.

Focus on social and emotional development

We believe that surrounding a gifted child with a community of his/her peers strengthens and supports the child’s development. The gifted child can often feel isolated in the traditional classroom, where he/she may be resented or inhibited from developing his or her learning potential. One of the main benefits of programs that group gifted children together is the opportunity for varied and satisfying friendships to emerge, enhancing the children’s social spheres. Additionally, building awareness and understanding of emotional needs of the gifted child is also important and fostered at Oak Crest Academy.

Core gifted curriculum alongside creative courses

Our students are provided an exceptional hands-on academic experience, while also integrating creative courses such as; music, foreign language, yoga, academic chess, rocket engineering, fine arts, woodworking and more. These courses are woven through each day to foster a whole child approach to learning.

Accepting K-8 applications for 2015-16 school year for Oak Park and Santa Monica campuses

Oak Crest Academy is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year for both of our campuses.

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Accepting interest list for 2016-17 school year for Pasadena campus

For information on the Pasadena Campus please call (805) 200-3087 or email info@oakcrestacademy.org

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Summer @ Oak Crest Academy

The Oak Crest Academy Summer Enrichment Program session is now registering for 2015 Summer courses.  View our Summer Sessions classes. Registration deadline is June 5, 2015.  Space is limited to 15 students per class and is on a first come first serve basis.  Once a course is full, a waiting list will be provided.

Oak Crest Academy provides unique opportunities for high-ability students to attend Summer enrichment courses at Oak Crest Academy in Oak Park, California. This enrichment program enables students to explore specialized topics not typically studied in the regular classroom.

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