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FAQ’s About OSCI

  • What does it cost?

    Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is $4,650 for a student in grades 1 through 8 and $3,487 for a Traditional Kindergarten and $2,790 for Pre-K.  $320 is paid at registration ($240 for Kindergartners) and the balance is paid over 9 months of the school year. Discounts are in place for pastors and for families with more than one student attending Oskaloosa Christian.

  • Is the school accredited?

    Yes, Oskaloosa Christian has third party accreditation through Christian Schools International (CSI). Staff members are certified to teach in their various capacities and all State of Iowa standards for curriculum are met.

  • What curriculum is used?

    Oskaloosa Christian School uses a variety of resources to achieve curricular goals. Abeka International® materials are used in language and reading along with Houghton Mifflin Journey® series for reading in grades K-4, Christian Schools International® materials are used in Bible and Science, and Harcourt® texts are used in math with Prentice Hall texts used in middle school math. Materials are chosen that help teachers achieve goals, engage learners, and provide for developmentally appropriate activities.

  • Is tuition assistance available?

    Oskaloosa Christian participates in the School Tuition Organization, a program giving from the State of Iowa.  In it, donors give money to the organization in return for tax credits.  Those donations can then be given out in the form of scholarships to families who qualify.  The Board of Trustees also maintains a tuition assistance fund.  Each year families who wish to apply for Tuition Assistance submit an application to a third party.  This third party reviews the finances of each applicant and returns a report to the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees.  The Finance Committee at Oskaloosa Christian award tuition grants of up to 40% off the cost of tuition based upon the needs of families who have applied along with the availability of assistance funding.  Families who have further need than their initial application reports, they may contact the school to get in touch with a finance committee member to discuss additional options.

  • What are the entrance requirements?

    All Christian families who confess Christ as Savior and Lord and demonstrate this commitment through their lifestyle, including active church membership (or searching for a church home), private family worship, and a home life that sees Christ as King may enroll their child(ren).

  • Is it a parochial school?

    No, Oskaloosa Christian is a society operated school that is not the ministry of any one particular church. Society members elect members of the Board who govern the school through the principal and staff.

  • Where do students go to high school after graduating from 8th grade?

    For continued Christian education, students enroll at Pella Christian High in Pella. Bus service between Oskaloosa Christian and Pella Christian High is available.