It seems the winds of progressivism are trying their hardest to alter the course of education, but at Oakdale Academy, we will not change.
By: Dr. Stanton
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The State of our school is STRONG!
By: Dr. Stanton
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During my short time here, I have often wondered about all the things that make up Oakdale Academy – students, faculty, staff, parents, families, programs, athletics, House events, and so many more. How do does it all work and fit together?
By: Dr. Stanton
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The following is the text of the remarks given at the 2018 Liberty Dinner by Mrs. Rachel Greb, Dean of Academic Affairs
By: Rachel Greb
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In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus’ long-suffering wife, Penelope, is nearly always referred to with her epithet, “circumspect.” Circumspect is a wonderful Latin derivative, literally meaning “to see around” but bears the implication of one who holds her cards close to her chest.
By: Rachel Greb
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It's a new year. Let's talk RECITATIONS. It's part of the Oakdale experience. For students, it means memorizing a selection of Scripture and something else that embraces the virtues and all that is true, good, and beautiful.
By: Rachel Greb
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One of the hurdles to private education for many families is the cost of tuition, especially when there is a “free” alternative that is so accessible: public education paid for by tax dollars.
By: Rachel Greb
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Autumn is sublime; winter, necessary; spring, enchanting. Summer, on the other hand, is a gift. Summer is fresh watermelon, swimming pools, and sleeping in. Most importantly, summer is slower: slower days that are perfect for exploring the idea of scholé or restful learning.
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I grew up in the ‘70s and ‘80s in the Midwest. It was a great time and a great place to be a kid. Summers were hot and muggy. We caught fireflies, played in puddles, drank from the hose, rode bikes, and generally spent the day getting sweaty and dirty.
By: Rachel Greb
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As this applies to education, I see it as the difference between synthesis and compartmentalization. Synthesis seeks to understand how everything fits together in the divinely created order. Compartmentalization, on the other hand, breaks everything down and separates it.
By: Rachel Greb
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What is paideia? – Paideia is a Greek word which means education, but with a richer sense than just teaching a student information. In Ancient Greece, it meant educating a child properly, so that the polis would be insured of its continuance with the best kind of citizenry.
By: Rachel Greb
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I often get asked, as I imagine a lot of other classical educators do, “Why Latin?”
By: Rachel Greb
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I’ve never doubted that C. S. Lewis, were he alive today, would be a great fan and supporter of classical Christian education. But what aspects of this vibrant and growing movement would have garnered his particular praise?
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On a Monday morning 17 years ago, Russ Gregg quit his job because of a sermon he’d heard the day before about “venturing something for God that’s a little bit crazy.”
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It is, as always, a joy and a privilege that I have been given the opportunity to encourage you on this journey of classical Christian education.
By: Rachel Greb
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