Oakdale Christian Academy

5.00 5 1 (5 reviews)
5801 Beattyville Rd.
Jackson, KY 41339
Tel: (606) 657-0451
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12 | 60 students
"Oakdale is a Christ-centered college preparatory boarding school for students in grades 7-12 who seek an opportunity for a quality education in an environment leading teenagers to lives of learning, service to others, and loving God.".

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  • Review Description
  • Alice Lloyd College
    Oakdale Christian Academy is like a huge family. Each student gets a unique opportunity to see different aspects of families and the many ways we can choose to interact with others. Oakdale also has a. . .
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Oakdale offers a unique atmosphere that I had never and haven't since experienced. There is an intentional student teacher relationship that is instated when you attend. Whether it is during dinner, where you are assigned. . .
  • N/A
    Oakdale is an interesting and solid school. I have not attended other boarding schools, yet I was home-schooled as a child and spent one year in the public school system. I found Oakdale to be. . .
  • Central Christian College
    the Oakdale experience is one of family. Moving to a new school my junior year was a very hard and potentially isolating experience, but at Oakdale I was welcomed into a community were I was. . .
  • Greenville College
    Oakdale's quality staff, challenging academics, Christian discipleship and work skills program each combine to make a well-rounded experience for students. The rural campus brings isolation to the school that is a positive trait --. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Oakdale Christian Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 7-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Christian Non-denominational
Year Founded 1921 1909
Campus Size 12 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 60 students 298 students
% Students of Color
30%
20%
% International Students
40%
20%
% Students Boarding
95%
70%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 5 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
69%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$18,080 $50,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$5,730 $28,200
Tuition international students $26,500 $47,425
% Students on Financial Aid
75%
35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
70%
57%
Director of AdmissionsWill Mosier-Peterson
Melissa Johnston

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 5 16
CoursesAP Computer Science, AP English, AP History, AP Math, AP Science

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 3 14
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 5 23
ExtracurricularsChristian Life Groups, Outdoor Recreation, Peer Leadership, Praise & Worship Band, Recreational Games

School Notes

  • The student body consists of approximately 50 students from across the U.S. and abroad representing a rich diversity in cultural, social, economic, religious, racial, and family backgrounds. The Oakdale community is enriched by faculty and staff living on campus. The small, intimate setting provides much nurturing and support.
  • Oakdale is committed to being affordable for families with tuition and fees at less than half the national average for private boarding schools.
  • Oakdale is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky. The campus is comprised of separate dorms for the boys and girls and several buildings for classrooms, offices, maintenance and dining facilities. A state of the art girls dorm is currently being built, upon completion, the boys dorm will be renovated to add more space.
  • Any student graduating from Oakdale has the opportunity to be automatically accepted in Spring Arbor University or attend Alice Lloyd College tuition-free.
  • School accreditations: SACS, ACSI, Kentucky Nonpublic School Commission, Inc.
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