Oakland School

For bright students with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or ADHD, Oakland School plants the seeds to grow confident, eager learners ready to take on anything.
Oakland School is extending our academic curriculum to once again serve students through the ninth grade, with plans to add one grade level each subsequent year building toward Oakland`s first graduating class of 2027.
Our proven approach to learning will prepare your child for a successful future.
If you are just uncovering the issues challenging your child or you`ve received a diagnosis, check out our resources to better understand your child`s learning differences.

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Top Rankings

Oakland School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-9
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, ADHD, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Social Communication Disorder, Processing, Executive Functioning
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
5 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Day - $4,900 Boarding - $8,900
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Annie Lacy
Admissions Associate
Bob Grant


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
Arts and Music Programs:
Arts and Crafts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery, basketball, Horseback riding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis

School Notes

  • Oakland School is a small, co-ed day school and day and sleepaway camp for children who need help reaching their academic potential. Thanks to a success-oriented environment and time-tested methods, hundreds of students have successfully completed their time at Oakland since the school's founding in 1950. Oakland School is located on 450 acres of rolling countryside in central Virginia, just eleven miles east of Charlottesville. Oakland's peaceful country setting and nurturing environment allow for a truly remarkable learning and lifelong friendships to occur..
  • Beginning in the fall of 2023, Oakland School is extending our academic curriculum to once again serve students through the ninth grade, with plans to add one grade level each subsequent year building toward Oakland`s first graduating class in 2027. Our proven, individualized approach to learning and personal growth will empower your child and prepare them for a successful transition to high school and beyond.
  • For more information on the school and our programs please feel free to contact us by email at admissions@oaklandschool.net or by phone at (434) 293-9059.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Oakland School cost?
Oakland School's tuition is approximately $29,000 for private students and $4,900 for summer students.
Does Oakland School offer a summer program?
Yes, Oakland School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Oakland School offer?
Oakland School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Soccer and Swimming.
What is Oakland School's ranking?
Oakland School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Oakland School?
The application deadline for Oakland School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
I attended summer school here in the 1990s because I was diagnosed with dyslexia. The 6 weeks I spent there over many years was life-changing. I learned more skills at Oakland than my entire school year at my public school in southern WV.
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This is an excellent school! Within a few months my son feels confident and he has declared that his favorite subject is reading. It has changed his life. I encourage parents to consider this school at any point during the year and not delay. I wish I knew about it earlier.
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Oakland's program is top notch and worth every penny. They gave my child confidence and helped him believe that he could learn. Oakland is the best school ever!
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Oakland school individualizes each child's education to bring out the ability in each student. When my child attended Oakland for the first time she was struggling with the most basic concepts and reading far below her grade level. After one summer program we saw not only a huge improvement in her scores, but her self confidence and desire to learn had skyrocketed as well. My daughter is a full time student and regularly tells me how much she loves going to school and how excited she is to learn the curriculum. She is reading at grade level and excelling in her math classes. My daughter's entire vision of who she is and what she is capable has changed, she believes she can do anything she wants. Oakland School will always have a place in our hearts as the school that saw the potential in my daughter and helped her see it to!
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We couldn't be happier with Oakland. Our daughter has attended for several years and absolutely loves going to school everyday! Her confidence is excellent, thanks to the Oakland environment, made up of truly caring and flexible teachers. And it's not just the teachers who care: the entire staff from the maintenance staff to the chef to the headmaster really work and cheer for these kids. The individualized attention has allowed my daughter to have more time in some subjects and accelerate in others. I have to reiterate what others have stated: Oakland is an outstanding value for such a well-rounded education. Visit campus to experience the welcoming environment and the beautiful grounds.
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Oakland School has made a tremendous difference in my daughter's life. She came there shy and beginning to feel badly about herself because of her difficulties in school. Within a few weeks in the program, I could see her confidence growing and her love of learning returning. The teachers are outstanding. The care about each student and really know how to motivate them to do their best. The administration is very involved. The campus is beautiful. The children are outside everyday and surrounded by trees and grass. My daughter has particularly benefitted from the horseback riding program. She had never riden before she when to Oakland, and she has discovered a love of horses and riding. Working with the horses has further increased her confidence and her strength, flexibility and coordination. Oakland is outstanding and as one other parent said, worth every penny. I would encourage you to go out and visit the school.
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Classes at Oakland are very small-- its overall student-teacher ratio is only 5:1! Every student gets the attention they need to reach their potential.
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