A small group of individuals who envisioned an excellent Christ-centered education in the inner city of Indianapolis founded The Oaks Academy in 1998 with 53 students at its initial campus. The founders desired to offer a quality Classical education to students across racial and socioeconomic barriers, which they believed would facilitate revitalization in the lives of students, families, and the community at large. As a result of its successful academic program, The Oaks Academy campuses consistently rate among the top schools of any school type – private, charter or traditional district – in the state of Indiana. Due to growing demand, The Oaks Academy opened a second campus, Brookside, in 2012. In 2015, The Oaks Academy opened its middle school campus. All three campuses serve a deliberately diverse racial and socioeconomic mix of students.