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Orangewood Christian School

OCS is located in Maitland, Florida (just north of Orlando) and is a ministry of Orangewood Presbyterian Church (PCA) with over 700 students in grades K4–12.

OCS is a Christian college preparatory school offering the highest level of academic achievement. We are mindful that all of our students are God’s covenant children and we strive to help them maximize their God-given gifts and abilities for His glory.

Our teachers, faithful and dedicated to Jesus Christ, have been chosen for their qualifications, character and professional standing. Serving together in partnership with our parents, we are committed to the education, care, and guidance of our students. Our earnest desire is that God will use the school to produce young men and women who know and love God and want to live a life that glorifies Him moment by moment.

OCS offers a wide range of extracurricular programs that have earned our school an outstanding reputation in the community. From sports to fine arts and clubs, the commitment of faculty, coaches, players, thespians, musicians and artists produce numerous awards each year.

We encourage you to visit our school and meet with our students, parents, and faculty. Our doors are always open! We are confident that once you step through our doors you will want to become a part of our OCS family.

News

Orangewood Christian walks for a well

On December 7th, 119 middle school students walked for a fresh water well for Village for Hope in Ghana, Africa. Collectively, students walked the equivalent of 422 miles and raised over $16,000. With money raised, Village for Hope will be able to build two wells.

Preceding the day, faculty instructed across subjects in order to teach our students about ministry, service, and geographical needs.

Way to go, Rams.

Orangewood Christian schoolwide Christmas Chapel

This year, we conducted our first-time-ever, all-school Christmas celebration. It was amazing to see our students assembled together to celebrate the birth of Christ through our worship and reading of the Word. For your viewing pleasure, we’ve shared a brief video below showing one of our songs, replete with an impromptu faculty flash mob. Enjoy.

https://vimeo.com/245972602

Orangewood film surpasses 500,000 views

Under the direction our talented Video Production teacher, Orangewood Christian students recently produced a sequel to their 2016 video Ghostbusters. Over the past 6 months, Ghostbusters Return has been viewed more than 522,0000 times and has received excellent reviews.

Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRhYY1_erUw.

Orangewood students speak at national STEM Forum

For the last 13 years, Orangewood Christian High School’s 9th grade Pre-AP Biology students have participated in an AEOP- and NSTA-sponsored eCybermission competition.

eCybermission is a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition for 6th–9th grade teams. The goal of eCybermission is to propose a solution to a real problem in their community and to compete for State, Regional, and National awards. OCS students have successfully won at all three levels in the past. Last school year our students took home the 1st, 2nd, and Honorable Mention at the State Level.

On July 12th, a national STEM forum was held at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando. Former eCybermission competitors Matt Gallagher, Kassidy Marshall, Alex Rubio, and India Miller were invited to speak to a gathering of science educators and administrators from all over the country on the Power of STEM Education. The students gave a brief description of their eCybermission projects and discussed ways in which the competition helped fuel their love for science. The audience asked a variety of questions ranging from details of the competition to ways in which to motivate students in STEM education.

We are so very proud of our OCS students!

Orangewood students excel on AP exams

Orangewood Christian School recently administered 71 AP exams. As in past years, OCS students’ performance was well above the national average. Highlights from this year include:

  • 76% pass rate overall (state of Florida averages 51% and the national average is 57%)
  • 100% pass rate in Studio Art, European History, and Calculus AB (scoring 3 or higher)
  • 84% pass rate in English Literature and United States History (scoring 3 or higher)

Orangewood pursues gifted certification training

Orangewood continues to seek out opportunities for developing their teachers. For the next two years, Orangewood will offer its teachers professional development towards gifted endorsements for our K4–12th grade teachers and administrators.

The course instructor is Dr. Denise Spirou, head of an experimental private school for high performing students in West Palm Beach.

Thirty Orangewood teachers and staff chose to begin this study to better understand how God has created the gifted mind and how students process information. Understanding how to raise the proverbial academic bar for gifted students will also help us teach and challenge all of our students better.

Staff & Students

School Head
Allyn Williams

Full-time Faculty & Administration
82

Part-time Faculty & Administration
5

Support Staff
23

Enrollment

Part-Day Early Childhood 0

Full-Day Early Childhood 0

K3-K4 13

K5 52

Grades 1-5 207

Grades 6-8 167

Grades 9-12 250

Enrollment totals include
these special programs:

VPK Students 0

McKay Students 44

Fla Corporate Tax Students 106


http://www.ocsrams.org
1300 West Maitland Boulevard
Maitland, FL 32751
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Phone: (407) 339-0223
Fax: (407) 339-4148

December 2006
Last updated April 28th, 2017

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