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 FACTS. After the application is submitted and reviewed, you will be contacted to set up a time for a placement assessment. You can apply for Financial Assistance HERE at any time during the process; it's helpful if your materials are already submitted by the time we are able to accept your child to Oakdale.

APPLY HERE for 2022/23 SCHOOL YEAR.

***Our Junior Kindergarten (both 3 day and 5 day), Kindergarten, 1st, and 4th grade classes have reached capacity for 2022-2023.  We will continue accepting applications in order to build a wait pool in case more seats become available.  You are welcome to apply, but we cannot guarantee availability of seats at this time.  Please call us if you would like to discuss or have any questions.***

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be available beginning January 4th!

Fees & Tuition Deposit

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

A non-refundable Enrollment Fee of $300 per student ($900 family maximum) and $400 Tuition Deposit (per family) is required. The Tuition Deposit will be applied toward your family's total tuition amount.

Placement Assessment

All incoming students complete a placement assessment. The assessment consists of three parts: math, reading, and writing. Incoming Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten students complete a Gesell school readiness and developmental assessment. Mrs. Wilkie, our kindergarten teacher, will contact you 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.

Acceptance

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:

Try our grade calculator:

Entering grade

Must be…

Before…

Jr. Kindergarten

4 years old

August 1, 2022

Kindergarten

5 years old

August 1, 2022

1st

6 years old

August 1, 2022

2nd

7 years old

August 1, 2022

3rd

8 years old

August 1, 2022

4th

9 years old

August 1, 2022

5th

10 years old

August 1, 2022

6th

11 years old

August 1, 2022

7th

12 years old

August 1, 2022

8th

13 years old

August 1, 2022

9th

14 years old

August 1, 2022

10th

15 years old

August 1, 2022

11th

16 years old

August 1, 2022

12th

17 years old

August 1, 2022

 

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; if you desire to pay your tuition in one lump sum, there is a 5% discount for that option if completed by a specific date. 

Withdrawal Policy

If a student withdraws, tuition is due for the entire month of withdrawal, at the discretion of the Headmaster.

 

 
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  • 3200 Beacham Drive, Waterford, MI 48329