A Standard and Poor’s research study named Oak Park Schools one of the top 29 Outperforming School Districts in California (out of nearly 1000). This study, that was funded under a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, sought to identify school systems that provided higher levels of student performance when compared to districts that serve similar student populations and that could show sustained levels of high performance over time.
The reason for our success is due to the fact that we as an organization have made a commitment to our students to meet their academic needs every day and to provide an appropriate level of learning through challenge, depth, complexity, and novelty. Our teachers’ high degree of attention to providing our students with an engaging, differentiated, and meaningful curriculum is at the core of our vision. Our teachers see students as individuals and strive to cater to their specific needs. We recognize that each student is a different type of learner and that different styles and content motivate and interest different students. Because of this reality, we strive to create and nurture a system that honors the unique needs of each child. We are also equally concerned about how our students learn. We are committed to providing an authentic, experiential, and hands-on learning environment as much as possible for our students because we know from decades of research that this is the best way to foster the love of learning and ensure that the unquenchable desire to learn becomes a life-long endeavor.
We value our teachers, administrators, and support staff, understanding that maintaining high morale and attending to their professional development translates into a positive learning environment for our students. We ensure that the teacher in front of your child’s class is the one of the best and that he/she receives the best professional development available on a regular basis.
In Oak Park, we work as members of a team and this is clearly evident when you walk onto any campus.
Oak Park schools are recognized for their excellence. We invite you to find out more about our schools by arranging a visit. Please call our Support Services Center at 818 735-3253 or email email@example.com to set up an appointment, for more information, or to receive assistance with an inter-district transfer.
Anthony W. Knight, Ed. D.