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How much will it cost?

The Family Enrollment Fee is due at application (Enrollment fee for 2024-25 is $425). Tuition varies based on the grade level and number of children per family; this can be paid annually or in monthly installments. Other fees also are required. For more specific financial information, view the Financial Information page or contact Student Billing.
Do you have any type of extended care program for children?

An After-School program is available for all students in grades PK3-8th grade. The cost is added to the student’s account and billed monthly (Daily fee for 2024-25 is $7.00). The After-School program is available each school day from 2:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., after which a fee of $10 per minute per child is added to your bill.

What curriculum do you use?We are OCS

In elementary we use some of the Abeka curriculum. We generally supplement a variety of texts to support our college-prep curriculum throughout all grade levels. The entirety of our curriculum across all grades is based in a Biblical worldview.
Do I have to be a member of a certain church for my children to attend OCS?

No! OCS families represent a wide variety of Christian  beliefs and represent churches across Northeast Louisiana.
Do you have a Special Education program?

No, we do not have the resources to assist those with major learning disabilities. 
At what grade are students eligible to participate in school athletic teams?

Most sports begin under the direction of a staff coach in the seventh grade. However, many OCS students compete together on teams in various leagues across the community.
What is your sports classification?

As a member of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, we compete in Class 2-A, District 2, and in the select schools' championship Division IV in football, basketball, and softball.
Can my child play sports immediately once we enroll?

In accordance with LHSAA regulations, new students must either live in our school zone or attend school for one calendar year before participating in a JV or Varsity game. For more information, contact the Athletic Director at 318.325.6000.
What foreign languages do you offer?
Spanish I and II or French I and II.
In which grade does a student begin taking foreign language courses?

A student may begin taking foreign language courses as early as ninth grade.
Do you have bus service?

Yes, three bus routes service a limited area--Monroe, West Monroe, and Bastrop--in the morning and afternoon.
What is the average class size?

There are from 15-20 students per class section and an average of approximately 40-60 students per grade.
What percentage of your teachers have advanced degrees?

How many students are enrolled in OCS?

We average around 775 students in Pre-K through 12th and are the largest private school in northeastern Louisiana.
What is taught in Bible classes? How often are Bible classes?

Bible classes consist of Bible scripture and Bible knowledge. No doctrine is taught. Elementary students go to Bible class twice a week, and sixth through twelfth grade students attend Bible class daily. Students in high school are required to take and pass four Bible courses for OCS graduation requirements (Bible I, History of the Bible, Bible III and Bible IV). In addition, the school holds weekly chapel services which all students attend. 
What co-curricular or extra-curricular activities do you offer?

Clubs and organizations include Art Club, Band, Cheer, Choir, EagleLine Middle School Dance Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Foreign Language Club and National Honor Society, The athletics program includes teams in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Track and Field.
Are you accredited?

Yes, we are fully approved by the state of Louisiana and hold dual accreditation by both Cognia (formerly AdvancED) and the National Christian Schools Association.
How do teachers communicate with the parents … and vice versa?

Communication is a high priority in all grades. However, ongoing feedback is handled differently depending on the age level.
Elementary students bring home paper weekly updates. Teachers post weekly assignment lists in Google Classroom each Monday and larger assignment dates with a minimum one-week notice.
Parents and students use the OCS mobile app and FACTS Family Portal to view weekly summaries, class schedules, current averages per class, lunch menus, and reports such as Progress Reports, Report Cards and Transcripts. The portal also is where parents can order lunches and contact their child's teachers via email link. 
What is Parents' Club?

The Parents' Club purpose is to involve, inform and initiate. Families who want to be involved meet to cheer and support the school and to keep up-to-date on newsworthy accomplishments of our students, staff and families. This is also a time to initiate solutions to the needs of the school that could benefit from the time and talents of parents.