Oak Learners approach to learning is not just in the classroom. There are many extracurricular opportunities such as participating in community events, feeding the homeless, literacy events, painting days and much more. Having students learn about helping their community at a very early age promotes civic responsibility and to teach kids compassion very early on. Children also have opportunities to play outside daily, play sports and move around.
Oak Learners offers cool field trips, regular outings in the neighbourhood and lots of daily time in nature. Extracurriculars are built into the curriculum. Staff allow free play and also organize games with the kids - for example playing baseball at the baseball diamond in the park. They teach the rules, but also ensure the kids have fun and build social skills all at the same time.
There are a variety of extra-curricular activities offered at Oak Learners. The school doesn't foster a competitive atmosphere, which is one of the reasons we sought it out; having come from schools focusing on competitive games, we found that at this age such a focus does considerable damage to children. Activities the children participate in together deliberately foster collaboration and working together so all can succeed.
Oak Learners has shown a great ability to leverage resources and opportunities that go beyond the school's organizational size. In this regard, the school packs a punch well above its size. The leadership is very well-connected and thus able to offer a very broad range of extracurricular activities: from sports to science, to arts and music, and beyond. Our little ones now are engaged in activities such as music, yoga, arts, and martial arts.