Although student life at Oak Crest includes all sorts of activities—academics, athletics, the arts, and extracurriculars—at the core, it is about self-discovery within a community. Students come to realize that they will learn more about themselves and the worlds they are a part of if they engage wholly in the life swirling around them.
The threads of community at Oak Crest are woven together from the small moments of daily living: a student and teacher puzzling over a math problem, yoga with a friend on the grassy knoll, a student staying after school to help a friend perfect her chess game, a conversation about a short story while eating chips and salsa on the picnic benches, a quiet moment of reflection as the day begins at our peaceful Oak Park location.
Oak Crest also incorporates service learning into the classroom. Service-learning can help students become better learners, classmates, and citizens, and can help them make a valuable contribution to their communities.