The education of your child is an incredible journey. At Oakdale Academy, we are committed to being your partner in preparing your children to live out their lives as disciples of Christ and teaching them how to walk the path with courage, integrity, and wisdom.

As an independent, private Junior Kindergarten-12 classical and Christian school, we offer an extraordinary educational experience based on the proven Hillsdale Academy model. In 2011, eight families trusted their extraordinary God to guide them in starting an educational institution with absolutely no government funding or adherence to Common Core, with the goal of producing graduates that are intelligent, articulate, well-read, and exhibit great character.

We strive daily to create an environment that fosters academic excellence, leadership development and training for high moral character based on Biblical principles. Our mission is to instill character, truth, and wisdom in our students so that when they leave us at graduation, they are truly prepared for a life of service to God, country, community and family. Benefits include:

  • From Junior Kindergarten through grade 12, our students learn the value of working together as members of the body of Christ in a respectful and supportive learning environment.
  • Our experienced and passionate teachers and staff help them learn how to think for themselves, defend their values and take personal accountability for their education and actions.
  • In addition to a mentoring relationship with teachers, we create a culture that includes structured mentoring opportunities among the students at varying grade levels that encourages a servant spirit.
  • Our instructional approach focuses on content-rich materials with an emphasis on the Great Books of Western Civilization in literature, a hands-on approach in science and an advanced track in mathematics.
  • We guide students in the development of their character and academic potential through carefully designed, content-rich educational programs and extracurricular activities

History of Oakdale Academy

A group of parents visited Hillsdale Academy in Hillsdale, Michigan in May 2011 and came away with a vision for bringing that same model of academic excellence and solid foundation of classical education back to the metro Detroit area. They learned about the curriculum and saw firsthand why the Hillsdale Academy model was so successful in producing graduates that were intelligent, articulate, well-read and of great character.

When the group reconvened on June 11, 2011, they were called to carry out God’s plan to bring Oakdale Academy to Waterford. All eight families voted unanimously to dedicate the time and resources to open Oakdale Academy in September 2011.

United in purpose, and through many challenges, God continued to show His faithfulness by providing a beautiful facility that we are purchasing, an incredible staff and students eager to learn and make new friends. The doors of Oakdale Academy opened on September 7, 2011, with offerings from Kindergarten through Grade 10. Each year thereafter brought grades 11 and 12 and, in 2013, a Junior Kindergarten program was added. Oakdale Academy presented its first graduating class in 2014. 

God remains faithful as we continue to seek His will in this incredible undertaking. To Him be the glory!

Did you know that when you refer a new family to Oakdale Academy, you can receive a $1,000 tuition credit after the new family completes their first semester at Oakdale?  Thank you for telling your friends and family about our amazing school!

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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.