Oak Hill Academy is a coeducational, 100% boarding school committed to excellence in education and adolescent development.
The mission of Oak Hill Academy is to inspire academic success, cultivate personal growth, and personify a healthy community while fostering relationships among students, families, and our school. We are a coeducational school that provides a college preparatory education in a small, structured, and nurturing environment.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 100 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $36,974
  • Acceptance rate: 79%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
ADHD, excecutive functioning & mild learning differences
Year Founded
1878
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
100 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Oak Hill Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
8 students
Number of AP Courses
20 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science A, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Studio Art, College Composition English 111, College Composition English 112, College Composition Pre-Calculus (Online), College Composition Psychology (Online), College Composition Statistics (Online), College Composition U.S. History, Honors Algebra 2, Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors Spanish 3, Honors Spanish 4, Honors Spanish 5, Honors Survey of World Religions, Honors World Cultures
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Khakis and Polos; free dress outside of class)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Oak Hill Academy is committed to assisting families in their effort to secure a quality education through a variety of payment options. https://www.oak-hill.net/tuition-and-fees/
Acceptance Rate
79%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Katherine Giszack
Admissions Associate
Lisa Finklea
Endowment Size
$2 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
37 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Art Club, Choir, Drama Club, Hiking club, Horseback riding, Leadership Group, National Honor Society, Paintball club, Pep Band, Pep Club, Snow Ski Club, Student Government, Swim Club, Yoga Club, Youth Group

Club or Organization:
Astronomy Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Fishing Club, Magic Club, Mountain Biking Club, Newspaper Staff, Outdoor Running Club, Snow Ski Club, Spanish Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Broadcasting, Chess Club, Open Studio Art, Praise Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Boy Scouts, Cheer Team, Cooking Club, Equestrian Club, Fitness Club, Frisbee Golf, Intramural Sports, Trail Riding

School Notes

  • Oak Hill Academy emphasizes learning through a relational environment where students are well-known and well-cared for individually.  OHA provides a positive and welcoming community while challenging students to grow and thrive, socially and academically.
  • Oak Hill works with our students individually to guide them throughout the college application process and beyond.  The class of 2020 garnered over $6.7 million of merit-based college scholarships. The Academy also offers a host of articulation agreements with colleges and universities to provide our graduates with additional options for college acceptances and scholarships.
  • The Academy offers dual credit college classes,  AP and Honors classes as well as a range of academic support and strudy skills courses. 
  • The Oak Hill Academy Learning Specialist works to ensure each student is being appropriately challenged and supported academically. 
  • The Residential Life staff professionals manage daily life and activities outside of the classroom; these are the adults who live in the dormitories to provide structure and guidance. 
  • Most OHA faculty and staff live on campus, further contributing to the feeling of family and community. 
  • Oak Hill has a long history of excellence since 1878 and has enrolled international students from around the world for over 60 years.
Profile last updated: 07/23/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I graduated in 2020 and I spent my junior and senior years attending Oak Hill Academy. I was active in many clubs and in the leadership program as well as a national honor society student. To any parent considering a boarding high school for their child, I believe that Oak Hill is the best option. Oak Hill`s structured environment helps students become responsible young adults. Their focus on community really helps students understand the importance of the people around them. Since I`ve graduated from Oak Hill I`ve enrolled in Roanoke college and felt very prepared for the workload at college. Currently, I am interning at Oak Hill and I am extremely grateful for the opportunities that have been given and are continued to be given to me.
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5  
Some most defining moment in my HS education go back to OHA. I am now 63 years old, yet remember my time there as powerful, enlightening and life changing. I will always be grateful to OHA's faculty and leadership staff for the opportunity to grow and become that person once hiding inside me. I hope anyone considers OHA for their children understands the depth of dedication from all OHA staff to help develop your children into refined capable leaders of our society.
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5  
As a parent, I have been very impressed with the dedication with the staff and how hard they work to ensure student success. We are from an upper middle class family and found that our son fit in very well with the other students. He has a lot of nice friends and generally enjoys his time there. They are very strict when it come to behavior and drugs. This is also a plus for us knowing that he is (relatively safe) from temptations. They do have an over-the-top basketball program which provides a lot of excitement at the school. However, our son does not play basketball and we have found that the basketball does not get in the way of their focus on the achievement of their students.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 100 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $36,974
  • Acceptance rate: 79%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $12,803 for elementary schools and $16,566 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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