Oakbrook Preparatory School

Oakbrook Prep receives high marks from AdvancED

Oakbrook Preparatory School received a recommendation for AdvancED accreditation Friday after a two-day External Review visit.

Oakbrook Preparatory School received a recommendation for AdvancED accreditation Friday after a two-day External Review visit.

AdvancED covers more than 32,000 public and independent institutions in more than 70 countries and involves 20 million students. As a part of the accreditation process, a team of trained professionals reviewed documents and performance data; interviewed stakeholders; conducted a site review; and observed school practices in action. Five main areas are explored including: Purpose and Direction; Governance and Leadership; Teaching and Assessing for Learning; Resources and Support Systems; and Using Results for Continuous Improvement.

Oakbrook received an overall score of 323.08 compared to the international average of 278. The average score includes all the schools (public and independent) that completed this process during the last school year.

"This is an exciting day! I am extremely proud of our Oakbrook community. This is recognition of the hard work and dedication of our students, parents, faculty, and board," said Interim Head of School Kyle Boyles. 

The team offered recognition of strong practices, as well as areas for improvement to the school. Mr. Boyles will share a complete presentation of the review findings during the school's Town Hall meeting March 6 at 6 p.m. in the Student Commons.

Parents and interested community members also can learn more about the AdvancED Accreditation Process at www.advanc-ed.org.

 

 

 

 

Re-Enrollment Now Open for Current Students and New Siblings

It's time to register for the 2017-2018 school year!

Dear School families,

We are celebrating another outstanding school year at Oakbrook. Our students are achieving high academic honors while excelling in the arts and athletics.

Here are just a few of this year's highlights:

  • Oakbrook students are scoring well above the state and national averages on AP, PSAT, SAT, ACT, and Stanford tests. Seniors being accepted and receiving scholarships to their colleges and universities of choice.
  • Oakbrook offers more than 20 AP classes - more than any Spartanburg County Public School - and the only to offer the AP Capstone and TEALS programs.
  • Our Lower School's advanced math track and STEAM Lab offers students hands-on inquiry-based science exploration - giving students the edge in this rapidly changing world.
  • Our comprehensive focus on integrating a Biblical worldview provides all students with a strong faith foundation.
  • Preparations for our annual Spring musical are underway involving more than 100 middle and upper school students.
  • Oakbrook's athletic teams are celebrating State Championships and personal records. The Boys Swim team brought home their first championship title this year. 

AdvancEd Accreditation

In addition to these accomplishments, Oakbrook will host an AdvancEd SACS/CASI External Review Team for the purpose of re-accreditation on February 9-10. A team of visiting professionals will evaluate our adherence to AdvancEd's global standards, as well as our commitment to continuous school improvement to advance student learning. This in-depth, rigorous accreditation process positions our school among the nation's top private and public institutions.

Town Hall

We hope that you will join us for our annual Town Hall/State of the School Address onMonday, February 13 at 7 p.m. in the Student Commons. This is your opportunity to hear from our administration and board of directors about strategic planning initiatives for the future.

     This one-hour meeting will include:

  • A State-of-the-School Address.
  • Accreditation result and improvement priorities from the AdvancEd team.   
  • A Q&A with members of Oakbrook's administration and board.

Re-Enrollment

This is an exciting enrollment year as well. We're exceeding enrollment predictions and anticipate limited space availability in several grades next fall. While it's a joy to share Oakbrook with prospective families, returning families are our first priority.  Click here to electronically register your child for the 2017-2018 school year. A copy of this letter along with the contract will be mailed to you as well. A copy of our Tuition and Fees can be found here. Please sign and return or electronically submit the contract before February 15 to guarantee your child's seat for next year. We will begin accepting new students in March and cannot guarantee your space if we do not have a returned contract by the deadline. If you have a new sibling to enroll, please include their name on the contract and fill out a new student application found on our website or contact Admissions Director Amanda Ledbetter.

Once again, thank you for choosing Oakbrook for your child's education. It's a privilege to be a part of this school and the lives of your amazing students. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Sincerely,

Kyle Boyles

kyle.boyles@oakbrookprep.org

Thanksgiving Feast - Nov. 22 at 11:30 a.m.

Oakbrook's Thanksgiving Feast is for students in grades K5-12th grade

The Thanksgiving Feast will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in the gymnasium. Lunch is $6.50 for K5-4th grade and $8.00 for 5th-12th grade. 

Please order below by Monday, Nov. 21.

Click here to order

Oakbrook Prep Honor Code Photos

Rules are an important part of most households. Honesty, integrity, respect, and responsibility are among the values that members of the Oakbrook family are expected to uphold. Those values are represented by the Oakbrook Honor Code, which serves as a guide for faculty, staff, students, and administration. Members of the Oakbrook community recently signed the Honor Code and promised to keep these values outside as well as inside the school. "The goal is to do the right thing, even when no one is looking," said Upper School Director Nancy Seay. And in this home, that's what we want to teach our students.

  

 

Oakbrook Prep Fall Festival Coming Soon

Check out all the details of this year's event and pre-order your meal

SEPTEMBER 16th

6-8 p.m. rides and games

8-10 p.m. Renegades concert in the gym 

(for upper school students)

 

Please join us for our annual Fall Festival featuring rides, inflatables, games, music, and FUN for the whole family! We've added several attractions this year including: 

SWINGS, LASER TAG, HAY RIDE, and MUCH MORE!

All activities are FREE for your family. 

Dinner is $5/person and includes your meal choice from Fuddruckers

Please click on the button below to pre-order your meal. We cannot guarantee orders unless they are pre-orderd through our form. Orders will be invoiced. 

Pre-order your meal here 

Volunteer for a 30-minute slot here 


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