Oak Hill Academy

  • Oak Hill Academy is a coeducational, Baptist affiliated, boarding/day high school committed to excellence in education and adolescent development in a non-military setting.
  • The mission of Oak Hill Academy is to provide a safe, secure, nurturing environment for girls and boys needing a change in school, peer, community or family relationships.
  • Oak Hill seeks to provide a structured college preparatory program to students in grades 8-12. Oak Hill's curriculum challenges the brightest student and encourages those who are unmotivated, underachievers or experiencing difficulty in their school setting.

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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 SupportedAttention Deficit Disorder, 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
26%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Oak Hill Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
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. To this end we offer several defined payment plans. https://www.oak-hill.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-21-OHA-Financial-Sheet-Domestic.pdf
Acceptance Rate
88%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKatherine Giszack
Endowment Size$2 million

Sports

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,
CheeringClimbing,
DanceEquestrian,
Field HockeyFreestyle Skiing,
Mountain BikingRock Climbing,
SnowboardingSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
WeightliftingWrestling,

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

  • Each year 95% plus of the graduating class of Oak Hill Academy is accepted to a college or university upon graduation. In partnership with Wytheville Community College, the Academy offers dual credit college classes in English, calculus, history, and keyboarding and computer applications. The school also offers Honors classes in the subject areas of English, Spanish, mathematics, science, and social studies.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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 $10,738 for elementary schools and $17,574 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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