You can register for a parent information meet here.
Tulsa Classical Academy is open to any student who wishes to enroll provided we have space available. The Oklahoma Charter law requires that we prioritize students from the district where the school is located (Jenks) and specifically students in that district who are attending schools that have been designated as in need of improvement. That being said, we have designed our enrollment plan to accommodate students from throughout the region.
Tulsa Classical Academy will initially offer kindergarten through eight grade but will expand by a grade every year until it graduates its first class in 2028.
You may now begin the first step in the registration process in SchoolMint. The enrollment form will populate automatically in your account for your student(s). Information on the second step in registration can be found here.
We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis toward our wait list. If you would like to be placed on the wait list for a possible opening, then please submit an application on our SchoolMint portal. Sign Up
Tulsa Classical Academy will serve students with special needs, English language learners, and those who are economically disadvantaged. In addition to believing that classical education is accessible to all, we are required by law to provide services to all students.
Yes, you must submit an application via SchoolMint if you want your child to attend Tulsa Classical Academy. Intent to enroll forms were simply a way for us to assess early interest in the school and begin the process of engaging with families. They do not count as applications.
Admission is not first come first served during the open enrollment period. All applications submitted between November 15, 2022, and January 15, 2023, will be placed into the lottery. The lottery has very specific and in some cases, state-mandated requirements. After the lottery, applications will be processed from the waitlist with the same enrollment priorities as the lottery. If the waitlist is exhausted, then and only then are applications processed in the order they are received.
Yes, to enroll as a kindergarten student, children should have a birthday between 9/02/2017 and 9/01/2018. To enroll as a first-grade student, children should have a birthday between 09/02/2016 and 09/01/2017, and to enroll as a second-grade student, children should have a birthday between 09/02/2015 and 09/01/2016.
Tulsa Classical Academy will fill approximately 725 seats K-8 in its inaugural year.
The Oklahoma Charter School Act requires that charter schools prioritize students from the district where they are located. Our location at 9801 S Sheridan is in the Jenks School District and thus, by law, we must prioritize those applicants. That being said, once we have fulfilled that obligation, we can enroll students from the entirety of the metro area. Given the size of our opening enrollment, we believe we will be able to accommodate interest outside the Jenks District in every grade level.
Applications submitted during this period will be added to the waitlist.
Classical education differs from contemporary education in both form and substance. It is focused on the liberal arts and sciences as well as the cultivation of wisdom in order that we might preserve the Western tradition. For more information see our article, What is Classical Education?
We are building a 50,000 square foot facility at 9801 S Sheridan, Tulsa, OK 74133 that will open in August 2023.
Hillsdale College created the Barney Charter School Initiative a decade ago out of concern for public K-12 education in America. BCSI does not start schools, fund schools, or govern schools, nor do they charge any fees for services provided. Instead, motivated citizens apply to participate in the BCSI process. This process has thus far created twenty-four schools in eleven states. BCSI supports the founding effort with best practices, training, and in helping the board identify the school leader.
Hillsdale College is a small liberal arts college in Michigan. They started the Barney Charter School Initiative about a decade ago out of concern for the direction of K-12 education in the United States. Hillsdale College does not accept federal funds and thus, no money flows in either direction between Tulsa Classical Academy/Classically Formed Inc. and Hillsdale College.
Classically Formed Inc. is the non-profit organization created to explore and ultimately start Tulsa Classical Academy. It is not a charter management organization. Legally speaking, it is the school and its board is the school board. Classically Formed Inc. is an Oklahoma non-profit and a registered 501(c) (3).
Rose State College is the high-quality charter school sponsor for Tulsa Classical Academy. In addition to Tulsa Classical Academy, Rose State College sponsors other charter schools which operate in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
Classically Formed Inc. d/b/a Tulsa Classical Academy is a non-profit entity and is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization.
We love to talk to potential parents about Tulsa Classical Academy and our vision for public tuition- free classical education in Oklahoma so we welcome your phone call at (918) 346-6730. We also invite you to attend a Parent Information Meeting.
Currently the board is focused on Tulsa Classical Academy. However, Classically Formed Inc., by virtue of being sponsored by Rose State College, can, with proper authorization, operate multiple campuses in Tulsa County and Oklahoma County. Therefore, once Tulsa Classical Academy is open and running well, the board intends to open a school in Oklahoma City. Then, depending upon demand, the board may elect to expand or open additional sites in Tulsa or OKC. If you live in the Oklahoma City area and are interested in helping us initiate that effort, please contact us.
Due to the expense of doing so, Tulsa Classical Academy does not intend to offer transportation at this time.
Tulsa Classical Academy will offer athletic programs based upon demand. We value athletic pursuits as they provide opportunities to develop virtues like fortitude and courage.
As an Oklahoma public charter school, Tulsa Classical Academy is required to comply with all federal regulations and state and local rules and statutes relating to health, safety, civil rights and insurance. This includes laws related to childhood immunizations and vaccines. That being said, Oklahoma law includes religious, medial, and personal exemptions. The exemption form can be found here. The COVID-19 vaccine is NOT required.
Tulsa Classical Academy will not receive funds from the state of Oklahoma until it is actively serving students in August of 2023. Therefore, we have relied on the generosity of donors to fund the founding effort. In particular, the William S. & Ann Atherton Foundation and the Reif Family Charitable Fund have been extremely generous and, along with personal donations of board members, their friends, and their families, has wholly underwritten the expenses associated with this effort. In April of 2021, Tulsa Classical Academy was awarded an Oklahoma Charter School Start-up Grant which will further underwrite the start-up process. The CSP grant is a federal grant administrated by the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center. In May of 2022, Tulsa Classical Academy was awarded a $325,000 grant from Walton Personal Philanthropy.
Yes, the building will be done and ready for occupancy. We specifically hired a national building firm with experience building charter schools on tight timeframes for this job and for this reason.