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Inspiring and Challenging Gifted and Talented Students K-8

Oak Crest Academy is a K-12 fully accredited school specifically designed to address the needs and learning styles of gifted children; a bringing together of highly trained faculty, carefully designed and award-winning gifted curricula, and like-minded peers; a community of enthusiastic learners who share a passion for intellectual inquiry, creativity, and discovery.

Everything we do at Oak Crest Academy is guided by one simple mission: To allow gifted children to realize their full potential. These children are extraordinary. Their school should be, too. Because maximizing a child’s potential is one of the greatest gifts you can give.

Gifted Education at Oak Crest Academy

Our students are provided an exceptional hands-on academic experience, while also integrating creative courses such as; music, foreign language, yoga, chess, rocket engineering, fine arts, woodworking, meditation, Odyssey of the Mind, and more.

OCA School At A Glance

Gifted curriculum

Oak Crest Academy uses William & Mary research-based curricula for gifted students. This curriculum was carefully developed through years of research and field testing. The curriculum is based on an integrated curriculum model that matches key characteristics of gifted students to the curriculum design and ensures a cohesive approach to learning across all disciplines and units.

Low student-to-teacher ratio

Oak Crest Academy has a low student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1 Kindergarten, 12:1 Lower Elementary, 15:1 Upper Elementary and 20:1 for Middle School.

Highly trained staff

Oak Crest Academy cultivates a faculty of experienced educators who can appropriately challenge and meet the needs of our student body. By design, our faculty are educated, innovative, creative thinkers with diverse perspectives and backgrounds committed to working as a cohesive team to build a positive school community. Examples of some of our staff include NASA educated science teachers, Emmy winning creative writing teacher, former UCLA professors and gifted expert teachers.

Focus on social and emotional development

We believe that surrounding a gifted child with a community of his/her peers strengthens and supports the child’s development. The gifted child can often feel isolated in the traditional classroom, where he/she may be resented or inhibited from developing his or her learning potential. One of the main benefits of programs that group gifted children together is the opportunity for varied and satisfying friendships to emerge, enhancing the children’s social spheres. Additionally, building awareness and understanding of emotional needs of the gifted child is also important and fostered at Oak Crest Academy.

Core gifted curriculum alongside creative courses

Our students are provided an exceptional hands-on academic experience, while also integrating creative courses such as; music, foreign language, yoga, academic chess, rocket engineering, fine arts, woodworking and more. These courses are woven through each day to foster a whole child approach to learning.

Accepting K-8 applications for 2016-17 school year for our Oak Park campus

Oak Crest Academy is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year in Oak Park.


Accepting interest list for 2016-17 school year for our Los Angeles and Pasadena campuses

For information on the Los Angeles and Pasadena Campuses please call (805) 200-3087 or email

News & Announcements

May 2016
May 2-6 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4 – On campus field trip
May 10 – ASB Elections
May 27 – End of the year potluck 12-3pm & Last day of school

June 2016
June 13-July 1 – Summer Enrichment Camp
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July 2016
July 2-31 – Office and school are closed

August 2016
August 15 – Office open for 2016-17 school year

School Lunches from Rita’s Catering: Oak Crest Academy has partnered with Rita’s Catering to provide healthy and organic options for your child’s lunch. Click here to view a sample menu!

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