Frequently Asked Questions

What do you believe?

Our school community reflects and aligns with your family’s values. Please refer to our Statement of Faith for a list of our core beliefs.

How does OCS compare academically to other schools?

Our K – 8 students are assessed annually using TerraNova, a national achievement test. Based on our test scores and how they compare with students nationwide, our students are generally a grade level above their peers in other schools.

Where do OCS families live?

Students and faculty of OCS come from the cities surrounding the school, including West Bend, Kewaskum, Jackson, Cedar Grove, Belgium, Fredonia, Port Washington, Saukville, Grafton, Cedarburg and Germantown.

What is the enrollment process?

  • Come for a visit
  • Fill out an application
  • Complete a student academic assessment
  • Interview with the principal

How much is tuition?

We have several family-friendly budget options available. We’ll review them thoroughly during your tour.

What are the age requirements for enrollment?

Children need to turn 3 by September 1st for K3, 4 by September 1st for K4 and 5 by September 1st for kindergarten.

Does OCS have bus service?

Free transportation is provided by the Port Washington/Saukville School District for students residing within their attendance area. Other districts provide a parent-contract to reimburse you for ​transporting your own child. We also have a great carpool system!

Is OCS affiliated with a church or denomination?

OCS in non-denominational. There are approximately 30 different churches represented among our staff and students.

I’d like more information. Can I come for a visit?

We are always ready for visitors! Tuesday Tours have been designed with you in mind. However, if Tuesdays don't work for your schedule, give us a call and we'll arrange an alternative date/time. We look forward to meeting you soon!

If you’re interested in setting up a tour at OCS, visit the Tuesday Tours page for instructions on how to do so.

What high schools do graduates attend?

Families choose between their local public high school and area private schools.

“I know OCS was placed in my family's life to help me grow spiritually and academically. I was well prepared to enter high school (and now college) and I can't wait to instill similar values in my future students like my teachers from OCS did for me.” (Bobbi, 2011 OCS graduate)

How much volunteering are parents expected to do?

Nearly 100% of our parents are actively engaged at some level. Some parents volunteer in the classroom, others correct papers or chaperone field trips. Helping with newsletter graphic design, baking cookies for an event or putting fliers up in the community…there is a position that is right for everyone. We ask that parents find a place in which they enjoy serving so that our efforts are a joy-filled blessing to everyone.