We asked our parents and students what they like about OCA.
Here is what they had to say!
What People Like?
How Are We Different?
Inspiring Kids & Honoring God
Every child is unique and learns differently. We specialize in customizing our instruction to meet the students not only at their level, but also their interests.
God’s love is exemplified, offering a safe and peaceful environment where students are kind and courteous. We pray and study the bible together
Small class sizes allow the teachers to get to know each child personally and care for them individually
Child loves to go to school
The natural result of all we do to ensure the kids are successful
Good ideas are just that, ideas. It’s all in the execution, and excellence requires Godly mentors who are superior in skill and knowledge
Most homework just doesn’t contribute to learning for K-8 students. Actually, our students often do learning activities at home, but since it is reasonable and relevant, it doesn’t feel like homework
Every month our students explore real-life learning and have shared adventures
Selflessness can only be learned by doing selfless acts. A servant’s heart and humility are key to being Christ-like
Discipline - Honor/Respect
Our biblical approach to discipline supports the traditional values of respecting authority and honoring our peers
Rigorous - without the stress
Making it fun inspires a kid to work very hard and learn more, without the pressure of performing or fear of failure
Laid back classroom with couches
A comfortable environment helps the students relax and just be kids
Teacher is awesome/loving
Relationships are the key to inspiring children. If they know the teacher is on their side, they will work that much harder
Freedom/we are trusted
The only way a child becomes trustworthy is by being trusted. A classroom based on trust requires fewer rules and allows for more freedom
They constantly read at home and often take home work themselves, but don’t consider it homework
Field trips/minimum day
We dedicate Fridays to targeted learning and fun activities. If we don’t have a field trip, we end the day at noon, allowing families a head start on the weekend
Can you believe it…the students themselves highlight this as one of their favorite things about OCA
We require kindness and courtesy, and the kids love going to school where they know they won’t be teased or laughed at.
Great environment – fun
It’s not necessarily that we play a lot of games, but rather when a student works hard and finds success, it just feels good
Go to camp every year
Hume Lake offers a fantastic Christian camp where students find Christ through play
Learn a lot
100% of our students are successful and excel academically
Enroll your children today!