Oakhill Day School

Oakhill Day School is a non-parochial independent private school in the Kansas City Northland serving students in PreToddler (18-months) - 8th Grade for over 70 years.
Located in the heart of Gladstone, Oakhill students discover themselves as learners in an environment where teaching and administrative staff make them feel valued and known every day.
Oakhill graduates are confident leaders prepared for success in high school and beyond.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1947
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$195
Summer Program Cost NotesThe $195 fee is for enrollment in 5 full days of camp. (Fees may vary.)
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students375 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Oakhill Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size13 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $3,122 to $13,300 depending on the division and number of days enrolled.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,806
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDorothy Beckham
Admissions AssociateMary Lee Sturdevant


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama Production

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports for Early Childhood, Intramural Sports for Lower School

School Notes

  • Oakhilll provides its students with an exceptional education in a place where they are valued and known. Teachers know each student and use the gifts they bring with them to keep them excited about learning. Various unique teaching methods and strategies are used daily in combination with small class sizes and collaboration; this is what truly sets Oakhill classrooms apart from other learning environments.  
  • Children discover themselves as learners at Oakhill Day School. Visit our community where students are challenged, known, valued, inspired, and are allowed to be their best self.

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The average private school tuition in Kansas City, MO is $7,483 for elementary schools and $11,911 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Kansas City, MO is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).