Oak Hill Academy

Oak Hill Academy is a nonsectarian, nonprofit, independent elementary school for girls and boys in grades pre-kindergarten through eight as well as the Socrates School (9-12) opening in the Fall of 2021.
Oak Hill believes that all children have an instinctive need to learn, a natural curiosity, and a desire to do work of significance.
Our intention is to combine the strongest possible academic atmosphere with a supportive, caring environment in an effort to develop self-confident, motivated students who have a love of learning.
Our programs are designed to meet the individual needs and unique learning style of each student.
Each child is an active participant in a learning process which stresses real-world connections and interdisciplinary experiences.
Graduates leave Oak Hill Academy with a positive sense of self, a consideration for others, and a commitment to life-long learning.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 273 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,750
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Literacy Plus Program
Year Founded
1981
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
273 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Oak Hill Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
41%
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(dress shoes, slacks, skirt, shirt, tie (boys), sweater)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
monthly payment plan available tuition assistance available
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$8,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Christina Larkins
Admissions Associate
Peter Bruckmann

Sports

Total Sports Offered
8 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
art club, chess club, Chinese Club, computer club, french club, Homework Club, literary magazine, math olympiads, math team, mind games, Model UN Club, nature club, puppetry club, spanish club, student council, yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
chorus, drama club, forensics, improv club, school band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
physical education/fitness club

School Notes

  • Oak Hill Academy is a nonsectarian, nonprofit, independent elementary school for girls and boys in grades pre-kindergarten through eight. Oak Hill believes that all children have an instinctive need to learn, a natural curiosity, and a desire to do work of significance. Our intention is to combine the strongest possible academic atmosphere with a supportive, caring environment in an effort to develop self-confident, motivated students who have a love of learning. Our programs are designed to meet the individual needs and unique learning style of each student. Each child is an active participant in a learning process which stresses real-world connections and interdisciplinary experiences. Graduates leave Oak Hill Academy with a positive sense of self, a consideration for others, and a commitment to life-long learning.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
We left a very affluent town with supposedly "great" public schools in Monmouth County after we hit rock bottom (27 kids in a class, children with behavioral issues, etc) Oak Hill Academy was the change and environment my children craved. Best decision we ever made. It is cool to be smart here. Trying your best and working hard to be your best in a nurturing environment is priceless. Strong curriculum in all subjects including the arts, music, computer labs, and facilities are outstanding! The science building/classrooms and labs are incomparable. After school clubs, sports, and HW club was wonderful. Teachers available until 4pm, sometimes later! Oak Hill will always hold a special place in our hearts. This is where my children gained confidence and were challenged to be the best they can be. I wished we came here sooner.
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5  
I currently have three children enrolled at Oak Hill Academy and I have had children in the school for the past 6 years. I have experienced the pre kindergarten through middle school curriculum as a parent. Each of my children has very different strengths, challenges and academic learning styles, but all are doing well at OHA. It is a very academic environment and a lot is required of students, especially in middle school. However, given the small class sizes, teachers are always available for extra help and are great at keeping lines of communication open to the parents. The school also has a large number of extra curricular activities, both academic as well as athletic, and generally have teams that achieve good results. For example, the students who participate in the math clubs are well prepared for the competitions and have continually placed in the top of the rankings. I highly recommend Oak Hill Academy to families looking to provide their children with an academically enriching experience and opportunities to explore many different subjects and extra curricular activities.
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5  
If you live in Monmouth County, New Jersey and you`re looking into schools for your child, chances are you`ve heard of Oak Hill Academy. The school has a great reputation for being strong in academics. But Oak Hill Academy also offers a full roster of classes and extracurricular activities in the Arts. Music, Drama, Visual Art; Computer Club, Languages, Science clubs, camps; Oak Hill Academy is a one stop school. There are sports clubs/teams, and the gym program includes swimming. The school has a beautiful pool, and in fact, the entire campus is lovely. The science building and performing arts center were deciding factors when I chose Oak Hill Academy for my son, who has been going to the school since 1st grade. This year he`s in 6th. He is thriving.I highly recommend OHA for any age child. For those of you looking for a magical elementary school experience, a place where your child will be loved and supported in their areas of strength but also in any area of weakness, you`ll love OHA. For a middle school experience, the school is the same: a caring community where teachers, administrators, and staff will make sure your child has a successful experience. Middle school at Oak Hill Academy is 5th grade through 8th. If your child isn`t at Oak Hill already, it`s a fine time to transfer in, even if it`s only for 7th and 8th grade. Your children will be better prepared for high school with Oak Hill Academy behind them. Kindness, love, learning, and respect are the touchstones of Oak Hill Academy.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 273 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,750
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Monmouth County, NJ is $14,357 for elementary schools and $18,433 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Monmouth County, NJ is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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