Application & Enrollment Process

Admission to Oakdale Academy is open to all students in grades Junior Kindergarten-12.

There are five steps from application to enrollment. All steps must be completed before a student may start attending classes.

  • Application
  • Placement Assessment
  • Interview
  • Enrollment
  • Tuition Agreement

Please contact us to answer your questions and learn more.

Application

The application for admissions and financial aid is available online through TADS at www.tads.com. After the application is submitted and reviewed, you will be contacted to set up a time for a placement assessment.

Fees & Tuition Deposit

New Application Fee: $50 per student or $100 family maximum.

Registration Fee & Tuition Deposit: $300 per student or $900 family maximum, payable at enrollment. A $200 per student deposit is required ($400 family maximum) and applied toward the total 2017-18 tuition balance.

Placement Assessment

All incoming Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students and older complete a placement assessment. The assessment consists of three parts: math, reading, and writing. Incoming Kindergarten students complete a Gesell school readiness and developmental assessment. There is a non-refundable $40 fee for the Gesell assessment. Our Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Susan Wilkie, can be contacted at swilkie@oakdaleacademy.com to schedule the assessment for your child.

Interview

Both parents must attend the admissions interview. During the interview, we will discuss the placement assessment, professional and educational background of the parents, educational goals of the family, church involvement, our student culture, and expectations. Please feel free to ask questions as well.

Acceptence

New families will receive a letter of acceptance or declination by mail promptly after the completion of the admissions process.

Grade Placement at Oakdale Academy

Recommendations for grade placement at Oakdale Academy are based on three main factors: the placement assessment, the student’s birthdate, and the student’s educational career as a whole. The most recent grade completed at a different academic institution is taken into account, but does not necessarily guarantee advancement in grade level when entering Oakdale Academy. We have consistently found that students who are more mature and developmentally advanced are more successful in Oakdale Academy’s rigorous curriculum and advanced track in math. Therefore, our birthdate guidelines per grade are as follows:

Entering grade

Must be…

Before…

Jr. Kindergarten

4 years old

August 1, 2017

Kindergarten

5 years old

August 1, 2017

1st

6 years old

August 1, 2017

2nd

7 years old

August 1, 2017

3rd

8 years old

August 1, 2017

4th

9 years old

August 1, 2017

5th

10 years old

August 1, 2017

6th

11 years old

August 1, 2017

7th

12 years old

August 1, 2017

8th

13 years old

August 1, 2017

9th

14 years old

August 1, 2017

10th

15 years old

August 1, 2017

11th

16 years old

August 1, 2017

12th

17 years old

August 1, 2017

 

After Acceptance

Once your family is enrolled at Oakdale Academy, we encourage you to join in our events and get to know our teachers, faculty and student families.  

Enrollment

Once a student is accepted, the enrollment section in TADS must be completed by a parent. A tuition deposit is required at this time. Your child’s spot is not reserved until the tuition deposit is received.

Tuition Agreement

Finally, the tuition agreement is created with any multi-student discounts, scholarships, and financial aid factored in. Tuition can be paid in full or on a monthly basis. The tuition agreement must be accepted by the parent before the enrollment process is considered complete.  Oakdale’s tuition is on a 12-month cycle beginning the June before the academic year and ending the following July.

Want More Information?

For a firsthand experience of our classical and Christian model in action:

Please call us at 248.481.9039 or contact us online with questions. May God bless you in your discovery of classical Christian education at Oakdale Academy. We look forward to getting to know your family.

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