The Oakridge School

The Oakridge School Photo #1 - In the past five years, 100% of Oakridge's graduates have been accepted to four-year colleges.
The Oakridge School Photo #2 - The Fine Arts program at Oakridge is a comprehensive, sequentially developed education in the arts. At each divisional level, the program is viewed as an integral part of the overall education of our students.
The Oakridge School Photo #3 - The Oakridge School's wonderful traditions include its "Walk to the Future." Graduating seniors form an arch for kindergarteners to walk beneath, warmly welcoming the Early Childhood Center (ECC) learners to the "big school."
The Oakridge School Photo #4 - The ECC provides a developmentally-appropriate program for children, age 3 through kindergarten. Our curriculum incorporates mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, perceptual-motor activities, music, Spanish, art, and physical education.
The Oakridge School Photo #5 - In the Lower School, students in first through fourth grades learn to think critically, solve problems, and use their imaginations creatively.
The Oakridge School Photo #6 - Oakridge student-athletes compete in 15 sports in the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC).
The Oakridge School Photo #7 - Oakridge students compete in 15 sports against other college-preparatory independent schools in the SPC.
The Oakridge School Photo #8 - The Fine Arts program at Oakridge is a comprehensive, sequentially developed education in the arts. At each divisional level, the program is viewed as an integral part of the overall education of our students.
The Oakridge School Photo #9 - At the earliest level, students begin to gain the confidence to speak publicly. In Middle School, students engage in public speaking through what has become a popular tradition: the Children of the World project.
The Oakridge School Photo #10 - The Oakridge School is perfectly located in Arlington, Texas, just a short drive to Dallas and Fort Worth.
  • As a college preparatory institution, The Oakridge School prepares students for the demands of college and life beyond.
  • It is our mission to inspire students to seek their full potential in academics, the arts, and athletics in a challenging and nurturing environment that cultivates social responsibility, mutual respect, and personal integrity.
  • Our highly qualified and committed faculty have thoughtfully designed a comprehensive curriculum focused on helping students obtain knowledge and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Top Placements

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1979
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students870 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade The Oakridge School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers88 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environment Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2-D Design, AP Studio Art: 3-D Design, AP Studio Art: Drawing, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History
Average SAT score1280
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform provider:

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesPreschool (3 day, MWF) $8,650 Preschool (5 day) $13,995 Pre-Kindergarten $13,995 Kindergarten $15,995 Lower School (Grades 1-4) $20,990 Middle School (Grades 5-8) $23,625 Upper School (Grades 9-12) $24,700
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorAmy Wilson
Admissions Associate Nadia DiStefano


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.47 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
95 Thesis Club, Animal Club, Black Culture Club, Board Games Club (Middle School), Chess Club (Middle School), Chinese Club, Computer Programming Team, Crossword ... club (Middle School), Current Events Club, Debate Club (Middle School), Entrepreneurship Club, Garden Club (Middle School), Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA), International Club, International Cuisine Club, Iron Chef (Middle School), JOOI (Junior Optimist Club), Junior Optimist in the Youth, Key Club, Minecraft Challenge, Model United Nations, Mu Alpha Theta (Honors Math), National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society (Middle School), Nature Club, Oakridge Parents Club (OPC), OWL Booster Club (parents), Science Club, Scienterrific Owls (Middle School), Scrapbooking Club (Middle School), Student Council, T-Shirt Quilting (Middle School), Unity Club, World Languages Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art clubs (Middle and Upper schools), Destination Imagination (Middle and Upper schools), Drama Club, Drum Line, Fine Arts Literary Magazine--"Calliope", Guitar Club (Middle School)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery (Middle School), Color Guard, Disc Golf (Middle School), Equestrian Team & Riding Club, Fitness Club (Middle School), Sailing Club (Middle School), Soccer 101

School Notes

The Oakridge School's applicants are required to complete the following process:
  • Submit the paper or online application, with $50 fee, beginning in the late fall semester;
  • Give recommendation forms to teachers and/or principal or counselor by the end of the fall semester and encourage them to send the forms in directly to the admissions office by January to early February;
  • Admissions Testing AABL (PK-1) ISEE (2-12)
  • Schedule a classroom visit beginning in the fall through the early spring semester;
  • The last step in the process will be the interview with the parent (grades PS-4) or with the parent and student together (grades 5-12);
  • Once all of these steps are completed, the student's application file goes to the admissions committee for the decision.
  • Learn more about our application process at

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  • Arlington
    Grades: PK-6 | 231 students
    5.1 miles
    4621 Park Springs Blvd
    Arlington, TX 76017
    (814) 784-6655
    5.1 PK-6
  • Arlington
    Grades: NS-1 | 70 students
    4.6 miles
    1105 W Randol Mill Rd
    Arlington, TX 76012
    (817) 275-0851
    4.6 NS-1
  • Arlington
    Grades: NS-12 | 398 students
    4 miles
    3300 West Interstate 20
    Arlington, TX 76017
    (817) 557-3399
    4 NS-12
  • Arlington
    Grades: NS-12 | 701 students
    3 miles
    2201 W Park Row Dr
    Arlington, TX 76013
    (817) 460-3315
    3 NS-12
  • Fort Worth
    Grades: PK-12 | 25 students
    21.8 miles
    14900 White Settlement Road
    Fort Worth, TX 76108
    (817) 448-8484
    21.8 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
This school is amazing. We transferred in fourth grade. From the start, my son was engaged, challenged, and invigorated about school. They foster an amazing environment for learning, athletics and social/civic responsibility. The student body is very diverse as well. The main thing that stands out to us about Oakridge is the teachers and faculty. They are committed to their students beyond anything I could have expected. They go above and beyond to help, encourage and motivate the students. They assign projects that are stimulating, exciting and real world applicable. The communication from the administration is second to none. During the COVID closures and reopening, I have been continually impressed with the safety measures, organization and same commitment to education we have come to expect from The Oakridge School. We are continually grateful to the faculty, staff and full team at Oakridge for their commitment to my child's education, maturity and well-being!
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This year we moved our 7yr old to Oakridge from another Arlington private school. The college preparatory framework at Oakridge is evident, even in first grade. We can see that study skills are being taught and there is a marked improvement in our child's handwriting, reading and math skills. We are very impressed with the communication we receive from teachers and school staff. We feel involved in our child's education and well informed of expectations and events. We are so glad we made the move to Oakridge.
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This is my daughter's first year at Oakridge. She completed her kindergarten at another private institution. I have been so impressed with Mariya's improvements in reading and writing since she has started with Oakridge. When coming home, she is eager to finish her homework, and really demonstrates a desire for learning and reading that she previously did not show. The educators at this school have been very good with communicating with my husband and myself in terms of Mariya's progress, and sincerely are interested in my daughter's learning. So many of our friends have sent his/her children to Oakridge, and without hesitation have said it is money worth investing in for your child's future. After being a part of the Oakridge community and school for the past month, I completely agree!
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I am pleased with the rigor of the classes. I feel that there is diversity, extracurricular and excellencent teachers.
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The Oakridge School offers strong academics, a safe and friendly environment but most of all, a great community and village. We are pleased and continue to rave about our wonderful experience.
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The Oakridge School is an excellent college preparatory school that has our complete confidence. They stretch the students while keeping them engaged and excited about their next opportunity and challenge. We couldn't be happier in our decision to send our children there!
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This school is our family. It is were my kids have learned ad loved for more than 10 years. I am now a parent in Upper School and have to say they have kept every promise and my kids are college ready. From amazing MS clubs to awesome class trips we have loved it all.
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The Oakridge school provides a challenging yet nurturing environment to ensure my kids are prepared for college. They wouldn't want to go anywhere else!
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My name is Valerie I''m 16 and I live in Kenya, have a family in Texas and I woke really like to start a fresh life and feel good about myself and would be honoured If I got the chance to prove myself. My English is really good and so is my spelling, I love music, and can sing too, acting and basketball and swimming are my best skills also. I am very responsible and mature but have made mistakes which if given a second chance, I can do right by me and those affected. Please give me the opportunity to fix my life and make my family proud of me. Thank you
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