Character development is a fundamental part of an Oakcrest education. By means of personal advising, participation in the monthly character workshops and fulfilling the service requirement, each girl is offered the opportunity to develop her intellect, will and spirit: the three aspects of character.
Advising: Advisors help to raise the student’s awareness of and sensitivity to the voice of conscience within her, thereby empowering her to make sound choices. The advisor cooperates with parents by contributing their own insights and understanding of the student with the common goal of helping her become the person she is meant to be.
Character Workshops: monthly workshops help students to develop the cognitive aspect of good character by fostering moral awareness and a deepening self-knowledge. Character workshops also provide the opportunity to understand the perspective of others and to learn to make thoughtful moral decisions.
Service: educating our students in the importance of Christian service at home, in local communities and in larger social settings is an important part of developing good character. Service is at the heart of Christian leadership, whether it be in leading service initiatives or as committed members of a group.
The Oakcrest service program encourages girls to serve others in ways that are compatible with their personal interests and/or activities.