The Oakridge School

5900 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013-0760
Tel: (817)451-4994
Grades: PK-12 | 870 students
The Oakridge School has an educational philosophy that forms the basis for its academic program, goals, and objectives and is organized around the following mission statement: to inspire students to seek their full potential in academics, the arts, and athletics in a challenging and nurturing environment that cultivates social responsibility, mutual respect, and personal integrity.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1979

Student Body

Total Students 870 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 36%
Students by Grade The Oakridge School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 88 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 23 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environment Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2-D Design, AP Studio Art: 3-D Design, AP Studio Art: Drawing, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History
Average SAT score 1845
Average ACT score 28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(uniform provider: www.millswear.com)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,030
Tuition Notes Tuition for grades 9-12 $19,030 Tuition for grades 5-8 $18,390 Tuition for grades 1-4 $16,610 Tuition for Kind. $12,560 Tuition for PK $10,990 Tuition for PS/5 day $10,990 Tuition for PS/3 day $6,775
% on Financial Aid
20%
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jerry A. Davis, Jr., Ph.D.
Admissions Associate Karen Messer

Sports

Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingEquestrian,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 45 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Animal Club (Middle School), Archery (Middle School), Art clubs (Middle and Upper schools), Babysitter's Club (Middle School), Board Games Club (Middle School), Calliope: An Annual Publication of the Arts, Cards, Crossword ... club (Middle School), Chess Club (Middle School), Chinese Club, Color Guard, Computer Programming Team, Current Events Club, Debate Club (Middle School), Destination Imagination (Middle and Upper schools), Disc Golf (Middle School), Drama Club, Drum Line, Drum Line Club (Middle School), Equestrian Team & Riding Club, Fine Arts Literary Magazine--"Calliope", Fitness Club (Middle School), Garden Club (Middle School), Guitar Club (Middle School), Iron Chef (Middle School), JOOI (Junior Optimist Club), Junior Optimist in the Youth, Math teams (Middle and Upper schools), Minecraft Challenge, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society (Middle School), OWL Booster Club (parents), Oakridge Parents Club (OPC), One World Alliance (OWA) club, PHAT (Promoting Healthy Active Teenagers) club, SADD (students against destructive decisions), Sailing Club (Middle School), Scienterrific Owls (Middle School), Scrapbooking Club (Middle School), Student Council, T-Shirt Quilting (Middle School), Teenage Republican Club, The Scienterrific Owls (Middle School), World Languages Club, Yoga Club (Middle School), Young Democrats Chinese Club, Color Guard, Drama Club, Drum Line, Animal Club (Middle School),
Archery (Middle School),
Art clubs (Middle and Upper schools),
Babysitter's Club (Middle School),
Board Games Club (Middle School),
Calliope: An Annual Publication of the Arts,
Cards, Crossword ... club (Middle School),
Chess Club (Middle School),
Computer Programming Team,
Current Events Club,
Debate Club (Middle School),
Destination Imagination (Middle and Upper schools),
Disc Golf (Middle School),
Drum Line Club (Middle School),
Equestrian Team & Riding Club,
Fine Arts Literary Magazine--"Calliope",
Fitness Club (Middle School),
Garden Club (Middle School),
Guitar Club (Middle School),
Iron Chef (Middle School),
JOOI (Junior Optimist Club),
Junior Optimist in the Youth,
Math teams (Middle and Upper schools),
Minecraft Challenge,
National Honor Society,
National Junior Honor Society (Middle School),
OWL Booster Club (parents),
Oakridge Parents Club (OPC),
One World Alliance (OWA) club,
PHAT (Promoting Healthy Active Teenagers) club,
SADD (students against destructive decisions),
Sailing Club (Middle School),
Scienterrific Owls (Middle School),
Scrapbooking Club (Middle School),
Student Council,
T-Shirt Quilting (Middle School),
Teenage Republican Club,
The Scienterrific Owls (Middle School),
World Languages Club,
Yoga Club (Middle School),
Young Democrats,

School Notes

  • The Oakridge School's applicants are required to complete the following procedures:
  • Submit the paper or online application, with $75 fee, beginning in the late fall semester;
  • Give recommendation forms to teachers and/or principal or counselor by the end of the fall semester and encourage them to send the forms in directly to the admissions office by January to early February;
  • Admissions Testing AABL (PK-1) ISEE (2-12)
  • Schedule a classroom visit beginning in the fall through the early spring semester;
  • The last step in the process will be the interview with the parent (grades PS-4) or with the parent and student together (grades 5-12);
  • Once all of these steps are completed, the student's application file goes to the admissions committee for the decision.
  • If at any point along the way you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

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School Reviews

This school is our family. It is were my kids have learned ad loved for more than 10 years. I am now a parent in Upper School and have to say they have kept every promise and my kids are college ready. From amazing MS clubs to awesome class trips we have loved it all.
- Posted by Parent, 05/21/16
The Oakridge school provides a challenging yet nurturing environment to ensure my kids are prepared for college. They wouldn't want to go anywhere else!
- Posted by Parent, 10/08/15
LOVE THE SCHOOL! The Oakridge School is a wonderful balance of challenging academics, visual and performing arts and athletics in a VERY nurturing and caring school! My kids love it!
- Posted by Parent, 06/09/15
My name is Valerie I''m 16 and I live in Kenya, have a family in Texas and I woke really like to start a fresh life and feel good about myself and would be honoured If I got the chance to prove myself. My English is really good and so is my spelling, I love music, and can sing too, acting and basketball and swimming are my best skills also. I am very responsible and mature but have made mistakes which if given a second chance, I can do right by me and those affected. Please give me the opportunity to fix my life and make my family proud of me. Thank you
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 06/04/13

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