Classroom Philosophy

Providing tools and material for young students to discover learning is key. OCS provides a rich learning environment where young minds can learn through play and manipulation of objects as they construct an understanding of the world around them.

Through relationships with their teacher and classmates that are established early in life, children will develop a view of themselves as successful, where they are able to experiment and take risks that lay the foundation for later academic mastery.

Child must turn 5 before August 31.

Elementary School

Multi Age Classrooms

OCS provides multi-aged classrooms, where students thrive in a family-like environment. These small classrooms are able to adapt to the needs of each child, promoting enrichment or remediation. A multi-age classroom allows teachers to design their instruction over several years to accommodate each student’s natural intellectual development. Older students naturally learn about mentoring and leadership as younger students look to them for guidance.


The elementary curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and is designed to help students develop their own comprehensive worldview. Instruction is differentiated, accommodating a variety of learning styles in order to develop not only the mind but also the body and spirit, through:

  • Educational field trips (radio museum, Biz Town, Oregon trail)
  • STEM projects (toothpick bridge, pinewood derby, mouse trap cars)
  • Community service (community dinners, May Day flowers, Senior Center visits)
  • Practical skills (sewing, gardening, cooking)
  • Spiritual integration (chapel, worship, Big Brother-Big Sister program)

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High School

The high school curriculum is also aligned with Common Core State Standards and geared toward the development of the whole student – academically, spiritually, and socially.

  • Educational field trips (Northwest History tour, Shakespeare festival, college tours)
  • STEM projects (underwater ROV, marine surveys, water testing)
  • Community service (community dinners, May Day flowers, Senior care)
  • Practical skills (sewing, cooking, personal finance)
  • Spiritual integration (chapel, worship, Big Brother-Big Sister program)
  • Mission Trips (locations have included the Philippines, Mexico, Costa Rica, and San Francisco)

Instruction is facilitated through the use of a 1:1 Microsoft Surface Pro program. The integration of technology-based learning allows students to create, collaborate, and present content while utilizing modern technology.

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