Statement of Faith and Honor Code

As an interdenominational Christian school, Oakdale Academy focuses on providing students with an outstanding liberal arts education that is culturally rich in traditional American values in a Christian environment, surrounded by Christian teachers and staff. All faculty, staff, board members and families sign our Statement of Faith.

  • We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Governor of everything that has been made.
    (Genesis 1:1; Exodus 20:2-3; Isaiah 43:1, 7, 21; Revelation 4:11, and 5:9-10)
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
    (Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1,14; 3:16-18; 5:17-30, 36-47; Acts 1:9-11 and 2:22-36)
  • We believe in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in those who have received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He bears witness with our Spirit that we are children of God and joint heirs to the throne of grace with Jesus Christ. He helps our weaknesses and makes intercession for us.
    (Romans 8:9-11, 16-17, and 26)
  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the inerrant, authoritative Word of God, and as such it is the final authoritative rule for faith, life, and standards of education.
    (Psalm 119:160; John 16:13; and 2 Timothy 3:14-17)
  • We believe that because of Adam’s sin, all mankind is in rebellion against God. For the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary. Salvation is by grace through faith alone and faith without works is dead.
    (Romans 5:8, 12-21, 8:1-11; 2 Corinthians 5:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; and James 2:18-26)

Oakdale Academy Honor Code

An Oakdale Academy student, in order to develop high character, pursues Truth, through rigorous academics, and seeks wisdom.  All this is done in preparation for a life of service to God, country, community, and family.

Explanation

Like St. Paul, we are witnesses to Christ (Acts 22:15).  Jesus reminds us that He is with us always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).  He has given us a Great Commission, to go into the world and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19).  We are to let our light shine, so that others may see our good works and give glory to God our Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).  As Jesus declares in Matthew 7:16, we shall be known by our fruits – by what we say and what we do.  For it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person but what comes out of the mouth that can defile (Matthew 15:11).  We are called, therefore, to think on all things excellent or praiseworthy – that which is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable (Philippians 4:8).  We are to take our thoughts captive to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).  We are to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8).  In so doing, we protect and preserve our Christian witness. 

Therefore, Oakdale Academy students strive to be honorable in their conduct, truthful in word and deed, diligent in study and service, and respectful of others.

Oakdale Academy students remember that at all times and in all places they are ambassadors for Christ, and they will seek to honor Him with what they think, what they say, and what they do.

LOWER SCHOOL PLEDGE OF HONOR

I promise
   that I will do my best
   to honor Jesus
   in my thoughts
   and words
   and actions.

I promise
   that I will strive to honor
   my family and friends,
   my school and community,
   and myself as a servant of Jesus
   by all that I say and do.

With God’s help,
   these things I faithfully promise
   With all my heart and soul and mind.

 

UPPER SCHOOL PLEDGE OF HONOR

I pledge
   to do my best
   to honor my Lord, Jesus Christ,
   in my thoughts,
   words,
   and deeds.

I acknowledge
   that the pursuit of Truth and wisdom
   requires a commitment to high character,

and I pledge to honor
   my family and friends,
   my school and community,
   and myself as a servant of Christ
   in all of my actions.

With God’s help,
   I pledge to love the Lord
   with all my heart and soul and mind
   and to love my neighbor as myself.

 

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