What are Oak Meadow’s guidelines for grade placement? Do you use placement tests to determine what grade level to assign my child?

Oak Meadow believes parents are in the best position to determine what grade level to choose for their child. Instead of requiring placement tests, we encourage parents to study our grade overviews and sample lessons to make an informed judgment based on their knowledge of their child. Because we know that many students work at different grade levels in different subjects, Oak Meadow curriculum is designed to be easy to modify and adapt so you can customize your child’s education to serve his or her particular strengths, challenges, and individual needs.

Our curriculum is integrated across subject areas and contained in a single syllabus in kindergarten through 3rd grade. In grade 4, the math curriculum is separate, and in grades 5 and 6, the math and science each have their own syllabus. In 7th and 8th grade, all four core subjects (English, social studies, science and math) are in separate syllabi. This allows you to choose the best grade placement for your child in each subject. This type of flexibility makes Oak Meadow an effective way to learn for students of all abilities. Upon receiving and reviewing our materials, if you feel a different grade level would be a better fit, you have thirty days to request an exchange (shipping charges apply).