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About This School

Oaks Christian School is a private high school in Thousand Oaks. The principal of Oaks Christian School is Mr. Jeffrey Woodcock. 1,002 students go to Oaks Christian School Westlake High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Overall Oaks Christian strives to encourage growth in kids according to every aspect of its mission statement. As in all schools there exist teachers (mostly the english teachers) here that could use considerable improvement in understanding how to challenge without defeating students. Most are more than eager to support students and to share spiritually and emotionally. My kids graduated from Oaks having attended middle school and high school. They did not play sports or an instrument and they weren't involved in theater. They received financial aid. I share this to show a different side to earlier comments. I also respect Oaks for offfering help for students with learning disabilities and having a free academic success program to work with kids who are having difficulties with learning or kids with ADHD. It helps them with how to study and how to learn. My son was in the program in 9th grade and it helped him so much that he was on honor roll in 10th grade. He just needed that extra help getting organized and understanding how to handle the assignments. I do recommend Oaks Christian.

  • (7 months ago)

    I go to Oaks Christian and this school is absolutely horrible they drive knowledge that is higher than college level down the throats of the innocent adolescents. I am leaving this school because the academics are too hard and their disciplinary actions are skewed. And for your information this school is only 1/4 religious most of the students are Athiest.

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is horrible they actually in courage their kids to get held Back so they can win in their sports as bigger and stronger

  • (1 year ago)

    Incredible academic and athletic school. My step son has friends over to the house quite a bit and these kids are unbelievably polite. There are kids from every walk of life here.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love my school. Im in 8th grade right now and I dont know why all the parents say in their reviews that the teachers don't care about the students. I love all my teachers so far and started to create a bond between them. You never know maybe its just the High School teachers that they don't like. Also Oaks may be harder than some other schools but it pushes you to do your greatest. 8th grade is supposed to be the hardest year for me and it is but I've been learning alot at this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    At first look I thought Oaks was a wonderful school. The physical plant is state-of-the-art the academics were challenging and the elective program was the best I have ever seen. Biblical teachings seemed to be interwoven throughout the day. However after my child was enrolled in Oaks for several years I began to see a hypocrisy when it came to finances. Parents who donate lots of money get special treatment for their children . Students who are not the best at athletics and visual and performing arts get great parts in shows or are placed on varsity teams when other students (whose parent don't have large sums to donate) who are better qualified are left behind. Children of Oaks teachers also seem to get preferential treatment. The biggest hypocrisy is from the Oaks Performing Arts parent support group a group supposedly organized to support the arts but is really a group of four mothers who donate large sums and demand their children get preferential treatment. I hope the board of directors comes to their senses and focuses on Christian values guiding the school instead of a few wealthy parents calling the shots. Be careful about enrolling your child in this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a parent who has been at the school since the beginning and have witnessed unbelievable growth and change. there are pros and cons. my older 2 are in college. both went through oaks from 6-12. both were tired of it by senior year and ready for a change BUT both agree it was a great education and have excelled in college. They continue to be in touch with teachers and other students from the school. My last child is a junior and has loved it from the beginning. The teachers are incredible-- not just in academics ( some areas like foreign language could stand improvement) but in overall mentoring motivation and genuine care for the student. believe me if there is a truly bad teacher they are gone after a year. My bigger concern is that some of the students and parents may attend as a status symbol instead of what the mission statement aspires to. On the plus side there are still families who are there because they want an excellent education and a Christian worldview. I will caution anyone who is not prepared for a Christian curriculum. Do be warned Christianity is woven into everything so if this bothers you this is not the school for you.

  • (1 year ago)

    I couldn't disagree more with the last reviewer. My daughter just graduated from Oaks and loved every minute of her time there. Mr. Moore was her favorite teacher in the school and inspired her to love history! I know she is well prepared for college and will be successful due to her education at Oaks!

  • (2 years ago)

    this is my son's 3rd year at this chool and I would do anything to take the time back so I coul reverse enrolling him at Oaks this is not the kind Christian school you pictured it to be it is all about who donates how much? This teachers especially David Moore you must watch out for this guy kids are afraid of him he is a swim coach and one of the founders of school he does what he wants the principle has no power over him. Teachers favor the kids who are in sports they do not have the best interest at heart for the kids. My son is now eleven grade and I have decided to move him he is very down and sad in the school he coment was "mom it makes me sad that looking back at my high school I have to think of Oaks this is not a Christian environment the school does not care for the students" The administration does nothing for the kids if you sign your child in this school please do not enroll him in David Moores class this guy has no heart he is a history teacher and most kids that took history with him commented how much they hate history.

  • (3 years ago)

    Have 2 at the school and couldn't be happier with the education they are getting. Small class sizes along with the teachers showing personal interest in my kids. The sports and performing arts are awesome and they are growing spiritually.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter just finished sixth grade and we both LOVE the school and the teachers. We will be there till 12th grade. She has excelled so much in one year academically physically and most importantly spiritually. She did not know one person there but when she walked in the doors of the school she said she felt she belonged there. She absolutely loves OC.

  • (3 years ago)

    All five of my kids have gone to Oaks Christian School since 2001. Four have graduated and two have already graduated from college. I have had prior experience with various other schools for elementary education before Oaks was built and was amazed to finally come to a school that consistently has an authentic Christ centered campus from day one until present. (this goes with the cont...below)

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter just comple her first year at OCS and while praying tonight she said."Dear God just make the summer go fast" What kids want to go back to school??!! This year has been life changing both for my daughter and my family. For the first time we have found a home. After being in an environment where her spirit was being squelched ostracized for her faith she is now blossoming into all that God has created her to be academically and spiritually. The teachers are constantly thinking outside the box. Her English teacher heavily incorporated technology into the class. Everything was fun for the kids and for the first time she enjoyed learning. She is being validated for who she is and loves school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son knows he is blessed to attend such a wonderful school as Oaks Christian. We travel 30 to 45mins one way to get him to school but he never complains about the commute. In fact he won't stay home from school when he is sick because he doesn't want to miss a day. He tells me how much he is learning how wonderful the teachers are because they truly care about you and his peers come from good families . He stays up late to do his homework since Oaks is very high academic school but he loves it. They offer support & assistance for your child's future college selection. The sports program is just an added blessing. Thank you Oaks for making a difference in my child's life.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is the second to last day of school (really the last day for academic purposes) and my son who just completed 6th grade at Oaks came up to me and thanked me for sending him to OCS because he had just completed a fantastic year. I would have to concur. He had terrific teachers who were responsive and thoughtful and helpful when I had questions or concerns and kept his interest and motivation high throughout the school year both in subjects that I knew he would find interesting and in subjects where I was frankly surprised by the interest the teacher was able to generate because they were not in his sweet spot. I found the level of sprituality among the teachers delightfully high. I personally could do with without the sports emphasis but it matters to my son so i am glad it is available to him at a high level. I did hope that the Christian emphasis would counteract the LA affluenza that usually goes down in LA private schools and that hasn't turned out to be the case. But generally I feel very blessed that Oaks exists and that my child can attend.

  • (3 years ago)

    Best decision and investment we ever made. Our daughter has just completed her freshman year in college and is not only prepared academically but spiritually for the challenges of young adulthood. If a family and student invest themselves in all that is offered at Oaks Christian they cannot help but be thrilled with the outcome. All schools have their flaws it is about the opportunity and the attitude with which we approach those opportunities. We highly recommend this school for their academics arts athletics school spirit and most importantly the Chrisitan environment.

  • (3 years ago)

    We are just completing our first year at Oaks with a Freshman and a Sophomore. We are not a sports family but find the commitment to excellence in the academics and the performing arts as well as sports. We moved here from out of state and our kids had a lot of adjusting to do. We and they feel the whole environment was supportive inviting and challenging. Really glad we made the decision for and the investment in Oaks for our children's high school education.

  • (3 years ago)

    Like many of the reviewers before me I am sad to say that I was extremely disappointed in the lack of integrity or leadership in the administration of the school. Broken promises befuddling administrative decisions and all of the worst kinds of superficial spirituality that is found in the "Joel Osteen" type churches of the world. Once again like other reviewers before me I will note that the facilities and surrounding community are both outstanding and the school's sports program has accomplished a nearly impossible amount of success in a very short time. Nevertheless the SAT scores of the matriculating students are not in keeping with the $30k per year price tag and the academics are woefully behind other prep schools which is almost certainly a result of the school's commitment to sports first. If your son or daughter has a legit shot at D-1 sports and the school will provide a full scholarship Oaks Christian is a great choice. If on the other hand you are interested in the Christian environment or prep school academics run away as quickly as you can.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school rocks because it has great great education and sports programs. It is very expensive though.

  • (3 years ago)

    The physical plant is spectacular and the quality of Christian teaching and support is outstanding. The elective program is perhaps the best I have seen anywhere. On the other hand. many teachers are straight out of college and lack quality teaching experience. A number of them do not have teaching licenses and it really shows in the teaching and the curriculum. The middle school English program is terrible. Too much of an emphasis on grammar and poor choices for mandated reading (all books written in the 1800s) reveal a very dated and poorly designed English program . Appplicants should look carefully to make sure Oaks is a good match for their child.

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