Twin Oaks Christian School is a ministry of Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church offering education for preschool through 8th grade. Our classroom teachers are Christians who are trained in their area of instruction, can articulate their faith in the classroom and feel called to teach at Twin Oaks. TOCS is accredited by the Christian Schools International and the National Council for Private School Accreditation. We have students representing over 50 local congregations from various denominations in the St. Louis area.
Families are making the commitment to Christian education within an area where local public schools have a good reputation. They want something that is not available, a Biblical worldview. The school seeks a Biblical perspective in the classroom and in all aspects of school life. We seek to be faithful to God as we train our children in His Word. Daily devotions and instruction in Bible, weekly chapel times and application of Biblical truth in instruction assist Christian parents in their responsibilities.
Standardized test results have routinely validated the commitment to academic excellence.Twin Oaks Christian School academically prepares students to master the curriculum in their grade level in the context of doing their best because it is pleasing to God: "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not men." (Colossians 3:24)
SCHOOL MEMBERSHIP AND ACCREDITATION
The School is accredited by Christian Schools International (C.S.I.), which is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This accreditation is recognized by the State of Missouri. C.S.I. is a service organization, serving over 400 Christian schools across the United States and Canada. Additionally, TOCS is a member of the St. Louis Christian Schools, a local group of elementary and secondary schools.
ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE
The school year is divided into quarters and Parent-Teacher Conferences take place at the end of the 1st and 3rd quarters. Report cards are issued at the end of each quarter. Assessment strategies for students move from kindergarten marks of "Outstanding", "Satisfactory", and "Needs Improvement" to traditional letter grades based on percentages for students in Grades 1 - 8. Children entering Kindergarten are given the Kindergarten Individual Developmental Screening, and in May of their kindergarten year, they take the Metropolitan Reading Readiness Test.