a welcome from our head of school
Welcome The Oaks!
Welcome to The Oaks in Charlotte, North Carolina — an innovative, academically excellent and Christ-centered school in Charlotte, North Carolina! I like to say The Oaks is a new model for a new generation of students. The school was established with a vision to educate children in the ways they were designed to learn. Through our small class sizes, experiential and collaborative curriculum, and commitment to learning readiness, we have established a unique model that addresses the whole child - body, mind, heart, and soul.
We want students at The Oaks to become lifelong learners and we work to establish spiritual truths, habits of mind, and essential skills for a lifetime. Our model builds engaged learners and thinkers, and our dedicated faculty and staff teach subject matter they love, infused with Biblical truth. In K-4, we are a screen-free school, (from a student perspective) and in older grades we rarely, if ever, use technology as the primary means of instruction. Our experiential, engaging, and collaborative lessons occur in classrooms that are set up for movement, connection with lessons, and communication among peers and with faculty. At The Oaks, we engage students’ natural curiosity, problem-solving, and creativity and we teach them to apply those skills in their daily lives.
I have spent nearly all of my personal and professional life in education, and I am convinced The Oaks offers a unique, relevant, and effective model for educating the whole child, for his or her whole life. We would love for you to come see how we are pioneering this new methodology for a new generation. I look forward to meeting you!
All my best,
Dr. Daniel C. Sturdevant, Ed.D