Decidedly Christian, Distinctively Classical
Entering its second decade, Live Oak Classical School is an independent classical and Christian school with a liberal arts curriculum. Live Oak is the largest private school in Waco and the only Jr. Kindergarten-12th grade program. They offer the opportunity to learn not just “subjects,” but the art of thinking and learning. With the help of primary historical sources, classic literary texts, and hands-on mathematical exercises, the faculty actively engages students in the learning process. Live Oak seeks to integrate faith and learning, so that students’ studies can deepen their Christian commitment.
Live Oak’s continued growth in the Grammar (elementary) School led to the campus expansion project, which is now underway. The master plan will provide Live Oak Classical School with 66,000 sq. ft. and 7.6 acres in the heart of downtown. The former Hoffman Banana Company building is being converted into a 4-year-old through 4th grade facility with a planned addition for 5th and 6th grades. There is space for an outdoor education classroom, a gymnasium for Grammar athletics, and fine art space to cultivate skill and appreciation in art and music.
Live Oak’s time-honored curriculum fosters a culture where upper school students flourish in academics, arts, and athletics. Live Oak has graduated five classes with a total of 60 seniors. They attend universities across Texas and the nation, from Baylor to the University of Vermont to the U.S. Naval Academy, and include two National Merit Finalists and three National Merit Commended Scholars. Among Live Oak’s graduates are many scholarship recipients, including full scholarships to schools such as Baylor and TCU. The students have represented Live Oak at state-level competitions in UIL Mock Trial; the Texas Science and Engineering Fair; and in TAPPS speech, studio art, choral, vocal solo and instrumental music. Choir members have been a part of both TMEA All-Region and All-State choirs. The theater department competes in TAPPS One-Act Play and produces a yearly musical. The athletic teams have competed in TCAL and now TAPPS, advancing to state in tennis, six-man football, basketball, track, cross country, and volleyball. Live Oak’s team state championship victories include six-man football (2), women’s cross country (4), women’s track, men’s track and tennis.
“My student is much more engaged and motivated to learn in this environment. It has made a noticeable difference. The Live Oak teaching staff is wonderful!” — Annual Parent Survey Comment
For more information, visit www.liveoakclassical.com or call 714-1007.
Live Oak Classical School
P.O. Box 647
Best of Waco Winner
Private Elementary School (2016)