The Meaning Behind Our Name

“They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

From its inception, a small committee bathed the seed of Three Oaks Christian School in prayer, longing to watch God grow it. This Jeremiah passage demonstrates our desire to cultivate growth and sustainability in the lives of our students, their families, and the community. Similarly, like an oak tree, we strive for students to develop deep roots and a strong core in Christ. Together with their parents, it is our mission to educate and disciple children consistent with a Biblical worldview, teaching them to be lifelong learners able to discern, articulate, and defend truth in a compelling, winsome Christ-like manner.

We chose “three” to represent our belief in the Trinity. The Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit as one God in three divine persons. Multiple times in the scriptures, the number three symbolizes a completeness.

The number three is also representative of the Classical pattern to education that applies a three-stage process of training the mind referred to as the trivium. The trivium’s three phases of learning are adapted to three phases of development in children – grammar, logic, and rhetoric.