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Nurturing Emerging Gifts and Academic Interests

Welcome to Oakland Christian Middle School where our students are busy discovering new passions and talents while also starting to better understand who God created them to be. Our program is designed to provide a supportive, nurturing, and challenging environment that helps students develop the skills, knowledge, and values they need to thrive in high school and beyond.

Secure Environment

The middle school years are a unique and significant time in a young person's life. It is during this stage that they experience intense brain growth and development, making it a critical period. The decisions made during these years can shape their future as young adults. Despite their desire for independence, middle school students may lack the maturity to consistently make sound decisions.

At Oakland Christian School, we recognize the importance of this developmental stage and our teachers are well-equipped to guide 6th - 8th grade students through it. We understand the desire for independence, but also the need for guidance and support to make informed choices. Our approach provides students with the necessary tools and wisdom to make good decisions on their own.

Guided Transition

Moving from the expectations of elementary to the demands of secondary education can be a challenging experience, even for the most capable students. At OCS, we aim to support our students during this transitional period by strengthening their foundational skills, and bridging the gap between these two distinct stages of education. Our middle school program focuses on developing organizational and time management skills and equipping students with the tools they need to succeed.

Our teachers recognize the unique needs of middle school students and provide them with guidance and wisdom to help them make informed choices. In addition, our school community offers a variety of athletic and extracurricular opportunities that allow students to stay actively involved and integrated into our school's culture.

Spiritual Focus

We believe that spiritual development is a critical aspect of a student’s education. As middle school students begin to discover who they are, we want to help them discover the unique person that God created them to be. Our program is designed to help students deepen their faith, develop a personal relationship with God, and understand how their faith applies to their daily lives. 

Through studying the Bible, students are challenged to compare culturally-influenced beliefs with the teachings of God's Word. Our ultimate goal is for students to experience spiritual growth, not only through dedicated Bible classes and chapel sessions, but through the integration of biblical principles into every aspect of their school experience.

6th Grade Transition Program

The schedule for 6th grade is designed to facilitate the transition of students from a traditional elementary school classroom to a middle school setting where they interact with multiple teachers.Our transitional 6th grade schedule offers several unique features, including:

  • Two core teachers for English/Social Studies and Math/Science.
  • Physical Education, Band or Orchestra, and Bible classes in addition to the core subjects.
  • Quarterly rotation through other elective courses.
  • Homeroom periods at the beginning and end of the day with one of the two core teachers.

Students will experience the traditional middle school practice of switching classes, but with fewer teachers for their core subjects. This approach ensures consistency in the expectations and systems within the core classes. Additionally, the schedule includes built-in brain breaks, outdoor time, and playtime, which are crucial for the learning and development of students in this age group.


Middle School Program

Core Subjects

  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • English
  • Science
  • P.E./Health
  • Bible


  • Art
  • STEM
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Choir
  • Theatre
  • Yearbook / Photography

Clubs & Activities

  • Girls' Interscholastic Athletics
  • Boys' Interscholastic Athletics
  • Robotics
  • 8th Grade Trip
  • National Honor Society
  • Ski Club
  • Field Trips
  • Spirit Week
  • Fall Retreat
  • Student and Adult-led Bible Studies
  • Drama