The Middle School years at Oakcrest are filled with wonder and joy, allowing the girls freedom to explore, use their imaginations, and grow in curiosity. As they put down roots, they learn about authentic friendship, freedom, and responsibility. Our pedagogy is age-appropriate, respects our students’ development, and is reflected in our liberal arts curriculum. Specifically, in 6th grade, students learn the art of observation, categorization, and memorization and in 7th and 8th grades, students learn to think clearly and well. They experience everything from hands-on lessons in Science, memorized recitations in English, and analysis of events in History. They are taught to appreciate God’s work throughout the world, making connections between the different disciplines and understanding the integration of knowledge. Entering Oakcrest in Middle School prepares students well for the Upper School years by laying the foundation of the skills necessary to succeed and advance.
Oakcrest values our partnership with parents, as we believe parents are the primary educators of their children. In that spirit, we understand students need a strong and healthy connection between family and school. We value good communication with parents, encourage parental involvement, and consider them vital partners to the education of their children.
Middle School Director