Oakland Collegiate School (OCS) is education for boys, by people who know boys. It is clear that not all boys learn the same way. Traditional schools too often hamper intellectual curiosity and innate creativity. Fluorescent lights, hard desks, white walls and droning lectures are oppressive to many boys and they fall short of becoming who God designed them to be.OCS, part of a 185-year-old Christ-centered educational tradition,specializes in active, engaging, and guided exploration of God’s world.Well-trained professionals work 1 on 1 with students throughout the curriculum, using technology that allows students to advance at their own pace (especially in math), catch up in areas that need remediation, and dig deeper into areas that capture their interest. Students welcome practical outdoor activities that explain, demonstrate, and apply abstract principles in concrete ways. So release your son’s intellectual capacity, curiosity and creativity.Be informed; beselective; let him THRIVE! Visit1830.org Highlights90% of all instructors have advanced degrees5:1 student to teacher ratioAverage ACT scores for college bound seniors is 5 points higher than the national average.All male boarding, grades 7-12100 Students representing 22 statesOptional military program98% graduates attend college or join the military following graduation 100% college placement for International StudentsOakland Collegiate School is a member of nullIS, TABS and the Association of Military Colleges and Schools in the U.S. (AMCSUS).Oakland Collegiate School sends graduates to our nation's top colleges and universities7 graduates in recent past received appointments to the United States Military Academy at West Point70-acre Wilderness Program adjoining main campus for high-energy activities such as our ropes course, obstacle course, climbing and rappelling tower, pistol and rifle range, and intramural athleticsMilitary rifle safety and marksmanship training on our pistol and rifle rangeEmphasis on physical fitness. With healthy meals and rigorous activities, we help teens get into the best physical shape of their lives.Competitive athletic programs for grades 7-12: Football, Basketball, Cross-Country, Soccer, Track, Tennis, and GolfAdventure summer program: Adventure Summer School (rising 7th-12th grade) is the best introduction to boarding school or the military program. High School students work toward one academic credit. Adventure Camp (rising 6th-8th grade) is a non-academic summer experience with an emphasis on outdoor activities and athletics. The enrollment fee for 2013-2014 school year is $30,000 (domestic) and $35,000 (international).