5.00 (7 reviews)
Oakcrest School Photo #3 - Our 6:1 average student-teacher ratio allows girls to excel in the classroom.
Oakcrest School Photo #5 - Oakcrest graduates confident young women who are determined and motivated to make a difference in the world.
Oakcrest School Photo #7 - Oakcrest traditions such as Spirit Week are cherished by students, faculty and alumnae alike and are a special part of the school''s identity.
- Oakcrest is an independent school for girls grades 6-12 guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church.
- For over 40 years, we have provided an exceptional liberal arts education to girls of all faiths in Northern VA, MD, and DC. Oakcrest's permanent campus is located on 23 acres in Vienna, VA. Bus Service provided.
- Dr. Leonard Sax Returns to Oakcrest - 07/28/2020 - Family physician and psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax will visit Oakcrest on November 20, 2020 to speak for its annual Adventures in Parenting lecture series, hosted by the school`s Parent Support ...moredepartment. hide
- Oakcrest's Reopening Plans Featured in Inside NoVA - 07/28/2020 - Inside NoVa highlighted Oakcrest's reopening plans for the fall in a recent article.
- Smithsonian Highlights Collaboration with Oakcrest Chorus - 07/28/2020 - The Smithsonian Center for Folk Life & Cultural Heritage recently highlighted its collaboration with Oakcrest`s Concert Chorus on a project to promote America`s rich cultural heritage of folk music among ...moreyoung people. hide
- Parent Support Resources at Oakcrest - 03/27/2020 - Oakcrest is committed to supporting parents as the primary educators of their daughters. The school does this through a variety of means, including practical talks, Fathers Club events, and our ...moreLending Library. An abundance of valuable parent resources can also be found on the Oakcrest website. hide
- Concert Chorus to Be Featured on Smithsonian Folkways - 12/17/2019 - Oakcrest`s Concert Chorus has been selected to help launch a new project through Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, with the goal of promoting America`s rich cultural heritage of American folk music among ...moreyoung people. hide
Oakcrest School places among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:
- Category Attribute
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
- Student Body Largest student body
- Sports offered Most sports offered
- Extracurriculars Most extracurriculars offered
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||AdvancED|
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 6-12|
|Total Students||260 students|
|Student Body Type||All-girls|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 26%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||41 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Number of AP Courses||16 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 English Language and Composition, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Latin, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP U.S. History|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 17 / rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition for 2019-2020 Middle School: $27,775 Upper School: $29,125|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$10,500|
|Admissions Director||Cynthia Bertolini|
|Admissions Associate||Janet Monroe|
|Total Sports Offered||10 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,|
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||32 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Ambassadors Club, Book Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Coding Club, Creative Writing Club, English Honor Society, Equestrian Club, French Club, Greek Club, Improv Club, International Club, Junior Classical League, Junior States of America/Debate Team, Latin Club, Literary Magazine, Live Right Club, Marine Biology Club, Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, Poetry Club, Respect Life Club, Science Olympiad, Sound Bites, Spanish Honor Society, Stewards of Earth Club, Student Council, Upper School Science Olympiad, Virginia Math League
Arts and Music Programs:
Middle School Liturgical Choir, Theatre, Upper School Liturgical Choir
- As an independent school guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church, Oakcrest School has the freedom to nurture, challenge, and inspire young women. Our rich liberal arts curriculum allows girls to discover their passions and become confident leaders with a deep sense of purpose and service to others. Each day at Oakcrest is filled with an enthusiastic, vibrant spirit of love and learning. As a result, our girls thrive and grow in wisdom and virtue.
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Arlington Grades: PK-8 | 413 students
105 N. Thomas Street
Arlington, VA 22203
(703)528-6781 12.3 PK-8
Our daughter started Oakcrest as a 6th grader. We are so glad we made the leap of faith to have her attend Oakcrest. Her academic education has been outstanding. Oakcrest emphasizes meaningful work outside the classroom so her homework load has been very manageable despite the most demanding class schedule allowed at Oakcrest. Her class sizes are small and her teachers are very involved with each class so she really uses her time in school to deeply understand what is taught. Her math teachers have held weekly review sessions for interested students as needed in different years. Her AP science class had less than 10 students in it and her teacher has a PhD in a hard science. This same teacher started the Science Olympiad club and built a team that qualified for the state tournament 2 years in a row within 5 years. Her quality of life at school has been excellent. She has played a varsity sport since 7th grade. She has been involved with music, theater, clubs, student government, and so much more. Our daughter has close friendships with other students and teachers and other adults at school who know her heart and care about her beyond the classroom. When it came time to apply to college, Oakcrest's college counseling program provides an incredible amount of support. At Oakcrest, college counseling services begin in 9th grade. This is a service that we came to value beyond measure. Our daughter was accepted at her first choice school and we are delighted to be paying in state tuition in Virginia! We will miss having a student at Oakcrest, but are very thankful that our daughter had 7 years there.
- Posted by Parent - KS
My daughter is a rising senior at Oakcrest who has been there since 9th grade. She has grown into a positive, confident, caring young woman. She is challenged academically and socially and has grown in her faith. The school itself is beautiful and very welcoming.
- Posted by Parent - Oakie Momma
We have had three daughters graduate from Oakcrest (2013, 2015 & 2018). Each one's personality is unique and yet all three loved their Oakcrest experience. We believe it's because the school is so good at valuing the individual and helping her to grow holistically - not only academically - but personally and spiritually. It doesn't matter if your child is an extrovert or introvert, boisterous or painfully shy all personality types are welcome and cherished by the school's community. We were very interested in Oakcrest's approach to education. While we had limited experience with "single-sex" education we were convinced after talking with more seasoned parents that the school offered an academically challenging course loan in a supportive and collegian environment. Sealing the deal for us was the number of times we witnessed how happy the girls are at Oakcrest and the easy exchange between students of different grade levels. We appreciated the all-female faculty and coaching staff and its impact on the girl's education in and outside of the classroom.Our girls enjoyed the small class sizes, the leadership opportunities in various extracurricular activities (all three had the opportunity to be captain of a sports team during their high school career), and the opportunity to attend daily Mass or track down a priest for Confession. As parents, we appreciated the community service requirements, the college prep assistance, the inspirational guest speakers and the school's commitment to The Arts with middle and high school plays, band and chorus competitions. The school's stated philosophy is to challenge "girls in grades 6-12 to develop their intellect, character, faith and leadership potential to thrive in college and throughout their lives." We've witnessed the results of an Oakcrest education first hand in all three of our daughters. We highly recommend the school. It bears good fruit.
- Posted by Parent - Terri R
I have sent all of my daughters to Oakcrest and have been extremely satisfied with their formation at this school. They are well educated and well rounded when they graduate. They have gone on to succeed at their respective colleges .
- Posted by Parent - Jean B.
I am a current student at Oakcrest. This is my first year here and I really enjoy it. The school has already made such an impact on me.The teachers are great and really care about you. They are very enthusiastic about what they teach and want to help you excel in your classes. The classes are very enjoyable and I have already learned so much. One class I have learned a lot in is Spanish. I used to not be really interested in other languages, but now I am becoming more involved in class and really wanting to further my knowledge of the language. Also, since it is an all-girls school, there are no boys in class to distract you or make it take longer to learn something. Since coming to Oakcrest I have also gained a greater understanding of my faith. I go to mass often, because it is offered every day, and am becoming more involved in the Church because of that. I have read at Mass multiple times, brought up the gifts, and other things. I am also joining things at my own church, such as the choir. I have time after mass to reflect and talk with God, something I did not have at my old school. Confession is offered almost all day long, and in religion classes, we get into discussions about religion, that let all students be more aware of their faith. This school has many different sports you can be a part of, I did volleyball in the fall and am doing swimming this winter. Because of its small student body size, Oakcrest gives students the opportunity to try new sports, while not having to worry about not making the team. Still, though, the sports are competitive. For example, my swim relay already made states and we are very excited about it. Another quality of Oakcrest, is that you can have friends in many grades. The older students are welcoming and do not shut out younger kids. The students in lower grades are not "scared" of older students. This creates a dynamic in which students of all ages can be friends. I have multiple friends in grades 6-12. The environment is very nice as well. The building is beautiful. We can always eat outside and spend time there. Each grade gets their own common areas as well, so we have the lockers there and some seating spaces too.You can partake in many different sorts of extracurricular activities as well. I do Debate club, Ambassadors club, and Respect Life club. Debate club is very fun and lets me be able to debate over issues I care about or learn more about ones I don't know as much about. Ambassadors club is a leadership club where I can introduce people to Oakcrest and be a sort of representative of it. All of the different clubs Oakcrest offers, lets students learn more and do fun things with their peers. Also, it is very easy to start a club of your own. All in all, I definitely would recommend Oakcrest. There are so many opportunities here and possibilities to come if you take advantage of it.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - aadams
Our daughter started at Oakcrest in 8th grade, and I wish she could have started in 6th grade because the middle school is such a fantastic environment where girls learn to grow in self-confidence, take academic risks, and figure out both who they are and who they strive to be. Oakcrest's academic program is rigorous and top-notch in all disciplines. They offer at least 16 AP courses. Oakcrest's small class sizes, one-to-one mentoring program, faith formation, athletics, commitment to service, and deep commitment to educating the whole person combine to offer a uniquely superb school environment. We are so grateful for all that Oakcrest is doing for our daughter, and know that when she graduates, she will be equipped both intellectually and personally to face the challenges of college and beyond.
- Posted by Parent - OakieMom
This school is amazing. I felt so welcome and open to talk to anybody. All the grades talk and are friends. All different teaching styles.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Tjbal
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