Oak Hill Academy

Oak Hill Academy inspires academic success, cultivates personal growth, and personifies a healthy community while fostering relationships among students, families, and our school. We are a coeducational Baptist-affiliated boarding school that provides a college preparatory education (Grades 8-12) in a small, structured, and nurturing environment.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedADHD, excecutive functioning & mild learning differences
Year Founded1878
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students100 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Oak Hill Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khakis and Polos; free dress outside of class)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$36,974
Tuition NotesOak 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
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKatherine Giszack
Admissions AssociateLisa Finklea
Endowment Size$2 million


Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Climbing, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Freestyle Skiing, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Field HockeyFreestyle Skiing,
Mountain BikingRock Climbing,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


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

  • Small by design, Oak Hill Academy is a co-educational, 100% boarding school for students in grades 8-12.  Located in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, Oak Hill Academy provides a refreshing change of pace and nurturing environment while preparing students for college and life beyond high school.  The Academy offers a variety of dual enrollment credit classes as well as honors and AP courses. The Academy is also proud of its articulation agreements with diverse colleges and universities, guaranteeing college admission and securing awards for successful Oak Hill Academy graduates.  

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $10,932 for elementary schools and $17,149 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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