AboutUs

oca-missionOak Crest Academy is a private co-educational day school designed to meet the needs of academically highly gifted children, grades K-8. The mission of Oak Crest Academy is to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment where, alongside an engaging and challenging curriculum, the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students are respected and equally supported.

In fulfillment of its mission, Oak Crest Academy will provide a rigorous and stimulating academic environment with a high-caliber curriculum, combined with project- and inquiry-based approach to learning, in order for students to develop critical and creative thinking skills and retain a deep love of learning. Having recognized that gifted children learn differently, the school is committed to providing an academically appropriate learning environment that is stimulating, secure and joyful, with an age-appropriate social and emotional setting in which gifted children can blossom and maximize their potential.

The school is committed to developing a professional and supportive faculty sensitive to the instructional and emotional needs of gifted students and who are strongly dedicated to providing the highest quality education
Oak Crest Academy offers an exemplary program developed specifically for gifted children; our respectful and supportive approach to learning optimizes each student’s intellectual, academic, social and emotional development.

OurPhilosophy

our philosophy

Instead of herding a large number of students towards some sort of common standards, such as AP/IB, that are often times in total disregard of students’ natural gifts and career interests, we believe in working closely with EACH student and his or her family to identify the student gifts and develop those gifts and other interests.

With purpose, clarity and focus, we use rigorous curricula to help bring the best out of our students, rather than conforming our students to some rigid standards that may or may not be relevant to the development of their personal, educational and professional aspirations.

OurPedagogy

our pedagogy

We take a synchronized and methodical approach to cultivate a love for knowledge at a very young age, to discover the interests and gifts of the students, to develop their ability to learn for themselves, and to enable them to excel in learning and flourish in life.

Our system of teaching is based on the leading methods and curricula in Asia, Europe and the US, and experimenting in individual, small group and classroom settings with diverse groups of students.

12 Signs ofa Gifted Child

Are you a parent of a child who shows some of these traits?

If so, you may have a gifted child who would benefit from Oak Crest Academy.

1. Early language development
– Advanced vocabulary and language usage
– Sometimes early reading without formal teaching

2. Excellent memory
– Accurate recall of events and details

3. Persistent curiosity
– Insatiable appetite for learning

4. Rapid learning
– Masters concepts easily and is ready to “move on”

5. Sense of humor
– Sees humor in situations at an early age

6. Intensity
– Passionate about areas of interest

7. Long attention span
– Attends to areas of interest for long periods

8. Sensitivity
– Emotionally sensitive
– Intuitive

9. Keen skills of observation
– Likes to watch and understand before participating

10. Preference for older playmates
– Chooses to be with older kids or adults

11. Perfectionism
– Likes to do things correctly the first time
– Expects a lot of him/herself

12. Strong sense of morality and justice
– Strives for fairness
– Compassionate

Have questions? Contact us at 805-200-3087.

SchoolOverview

SchoolBasics

Religion: Secular
Grades: Kindergarten – 8
Curriculum: William & Mary Gifted Curriculum
Year Founded: 2013

Finances &Admissions

Yearly Tuition Cost: $9,800.00
Tuition Notes: Limited reduced financial aid giving; payment plan options
% on Financial Aid: 5%
Admission requirements: IQ test score 130+
Director: Jeannie Gudith

StudentBody

Total Students: 25 students
Student Body Type: Co-ed
% Students of Color: 43%
Students by Grade 2014:

Kindergarten 0%
1st Grade 16%
2nd Grade 20%
3rd Grade 20%
4th Grade 24%
5th Grade 16%
6th Grade 4%
7th Grade 0%
8th Grade 0%

Academics &Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers: 11 teachers
Student: Teacher Ratio: 12:1
National avg.: 24:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree: 95%
Classroom Dress Code: Casual

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