Partnering with Parents at OHCS

Philosophy

As a support and extension of the family unit, Oak Hill considers the family to be of first importance to a child. God, through His Word, the Bible, indicates that the family is the most important human institution He designed. We strive to support the family and respect parental authority and responsibility in all we do. We believe in the concept of “in loco parentis” – in the place of the parent. At the core of our philosophy of education is the conviction that parents are ultimately responsible for the education of their children, and we see ourselves as “subcontractors” of the parents; coming alongside the parent in this endeavor.  The parents are the contractors –the ones who are responsible for getting the job done. Our authority and our task are delegated to us from the parents. Therefore, we strongly encourage parental involvement in the education of their children and have formatted our program to foster such involvement.

Examples of ways parents can participate in the life of Oak Hill Classical School:

  • Visit the school/class at any time. (Simply call ahead out of courtesy to the teacher.)

  • Assist in the classroom, regularly or infrequently. Arrangements should be made with the teacher concerned.

  • Act as chaperone on field trips or as a host for class parties.

  • Share your expertise, experience, and travels as they may relate to an area of study in a class.

  • Help with a special event in the school, i.e. Happy Few, Grandparents Day, Lessons and Carols, Logic School Gala or Rhetoric School Convivium.

  • Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences in the Fall.  Oak Hill makes time in the schedule (early release) for parents and teachers to meet together.  Informal conferences may be held anytime at the parent’s request.

  • Attend annual Association Meetings (at least one parent required).

  • Closely monitor and praise your child’s progress by reading all teacher notes and papers sent home.

  • Communicate your ideas for school improvement and comments regarding the school program to the administration. We want to hear from you.

  • Serve on one of the school committees (Fundraising, Development, Hot Lunch, Library etc.)

  • Help with Fundraisers (Golf Tournament, Auction, 5K)

 

Oak Hill Family Association

Oak Hill is not just an organization of students, but one of students, staff, faculty, and families.  It is through this association that volunteers are recruited for volunteer activities, including but not limited to the following:

  • Hot Lunch Fridays (11:30am – 1:30pm in the commons)

    • We need 1 volunteer each week to serve hot lunch to our children. A great chance to get involved, serve your community, and see the school and your child(ren) in action! Sign up HERE!
  • Room Moms/Dads- Contact Christen Flowers (Christen.Flowers@gmail.com) if you are interested in helping fill this need.

  • Library

  • Upper School Socials- Logic School Gala, Rhetoric School Convivium

  • Grammar School Chess Club

  • Fine Arts Festival- GACS

  • Special Events

  • Fundraising Events- contact Heather Johnson (Heather.Johnson@OakHillClassical.org)

To aid in funding supplies for hot lunch and special events, a $10 OHFA fee per student is assessed at the beginning of the year.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions- we want to hear from you! Please email Admin@OakHillClassical.org.