Oakton is Unique
All of Oakton’s students are expertly guided through the same fundamental curriculum, leading each one toward an ultimate mastery of elementary reading, math, science, and social studies concepts. But each child’s path may be different, which is why Oakton offers three academic strands:
- African-Centered Curriculum (ACC),
- General Education,
- Two-Way Immersion (TWI).
Parents collaborate with the school to find the one that’s right for their child.
Library, Music, Physical Education, & Art
Oakton students participate in Physical Education each day for twenty minutes, and take part in literacy activities in our wonderful school library once a week. They have weekly sessions in Music and Art throughout the year.
Enrichment topics change each year, based on the arts of a different culture. Past classes have focused on Asian, Latin American, African and Native American arts.
These courses are taught by:
Library – Kara Bourke (847) 859-8803
Music – Monica Blacconeri (847) 859-8825
Physical Education: Al Boykin & Jacob Murphy (847) 859-8817
Art – Marisa Hernandez (847) 859-8822
Oakton’s school library (known as the Library Media Center) is an integral part of the educational program of Oakton School. The mission of the LMC is to encourage, promote and ensure that the students of Oakton Elementary School will be effective and discriminating users of ideas and information and cultivate the reading habit and use of a library for lifelong learning. In collaboration with teachers, educators, and parents through the instructional activities, resources, facilities and technologies provided in the LMC, students will become effective users of information literacy to enhance their learning opportunities. Oakton School LMC components include the circulation of materials; curriculum integrated learning, technology integration and reading incentive programs.
Oakton nourishes your child – body, mind and soul.
That’s why healthy eating and exercise habits are also part of the curriculum. Oakton students have benefitted from a variety of grants that give them the chance to try fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school year. Our PTA-sponsored edible garden yields a yearly crop of lettuce, herbs and a variety of other vegetables that are enjoyed by the entire school. In addition, Oakton’s teachers make exercise fun, not just at school, but on weekends as coaches of our intramural football and basketball teams. In short, Oakton is committed to the complete health of your child – body, mind and soul.