The educational vision at Oakcrest is grounded in a deeply Christian understanding of what it means to be a human being and a woman, as presented in Sacred Scripture and developed in the teachings of the Catholic Church. With decades of experience in single-sex education, we are uniquely suited to help young women flourish.
Our liberal arts curriculum is at the core of our person-centered educational endeavor. Liberal arts, as their name suggests, are the studies that free a person from ignorance and uninformed opinion by training her to inquire into and understand the very principles of knowledge: to think logically, to look carefully and listen reflectively, to dialogue with others, and to discern the essential from the inessential. The student of the liberal arts is not content to assimilate facts and information presented about a subject, for this is to be dependent upon the understanding and judgments of others; rather, she has the discernment necessary to evaluate sources and to think for herself.
Thus, educated as a whole person, an Oakcrest graduate knows who she is, and is thereby prepared to accompany others, and to live a life of self-gift in her work, family and civic life. She learns how to be a good friend, a serious thinker, and a woman eager to engage in solving problems in a person-centered way. Having encountered the beauty of Truth and firmly rooted in the confidence that she is a child of God, the Oakcrest graduate is sent out to the world to live virtue in the Truth (virtus in veritas) and to invite others to do the same.