I first became interested in Oakbrook when a friend recommended that I come for a tour. I felt pretty sure then that choosing to bring my children to Oakbrook was the right thing to do. Now, I know it was. The year after I brought my children, I joined Oakbrook’s faculty. I was thrilled to find that I could teach, really teach - and love and hug and pray and form relationships with my students.
Oakbrook’s Middle School students are an absolute joy. They are innocent and idealistic, enthusiastic and inquisitive, and competitive yet eager to please. They arrive each day with smiles on their faces, ready to face whatever challenges their teachers place in front of them. I am blessed to work with a great team of middle school teachers who love their job, love our kids, and challenge and motivate them each day to work hard, ask questions, try new things. Oakbrook’s Middle School curriculum is academically rigorous, filled with opportunities for project-based learning led by teachers who are specialists in their field. Our program allows students to be creative, collaborate, and develop other 21st Century Skills essential to success. There is a wide range of athletic and arts opportunities available to all students as well as a nurturing environment which allows students to explore their strengths and to determine their interests during a time when determining identity is at its height.
We feel that Oakbrook is a safe and loving environment and a perfect place for middle level children to thrive. Please come and visit us. We know you will love Oakbrook as much as we do.
Middle School Director