The Oakridge School

  • The Oakridge School has an educational philosophy that forms the basis for its academic program, goals, and objectives and is organized around the following mission statement: 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
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.: 39%
Students by GradeThe 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 Courses23 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 score1320
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform provider:

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,030
Tuition NotesTuition for grades 9-12 $19,030 Tuition for grades 5-8 $18,390 Tuition for grades 1-4 $16,610 Tuition for Kind. $12,560 Tuition for PK $10,990 Tuition for PS/5 day $10,990 Tuition for PS/3 day $6,775
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJerry A. Davis, Jr., Ph.D.
Admissions AssociateKaren Messer


Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, 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.46 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Babysitter's Club (Middle School), Fine Arts Literary Magazine--"Calliope", SADD (students against destructive decisions), Young Democrats

Club or Organization:
Animal Club (Middle School), Board Games Club (Middle School), Cards, Chess Club (Middle School), Chinese Club, Computer Programming Team, Crossword ... club (Middle School), Current Events Club, Debate Club (Middle School), Garden Club (Middle School), Iron Chef (Middle School), JOOI (Junior Optimist Club), Junior Optimist in the Youth, Math teams (Middle and Upper schools), Minecraft Challenge, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society (Middle School), Oakridge Parents Club (OPC), One World Alliance (OWA) club, OWL Booster Club (parents), Scienterrific Owls (Middle School), Scrapbooking Club (Middle School), Student Council, T-Shirt Quilting (Middle School), Teenage Republican Club, The Scienterrific Owls (Middle School), World Languages Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art clubs (Middle and Upper schools), Calliope: An Annual Publication of the Arts, Destination Imagination (Middle and Upper schools), Drama Club, Drum Line, Drum Line Club (Middle School), Guitar Club (Middle School)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery (Middle School), Color Guard, Disc Golf (Middle School), Equestrian Team & Riding Club, Fitness Club (Middle School), PHAT (Promoting Healthy Active Teenagers) club, Sailing Club (Middle School), Yoga Club (Middle School)

School Notes

  • The Oakridge School's applicants are required to complete the following procedures:
  • Submit the paper or online application, with $75 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.
  • If at any point along the way you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
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    Arlington, TX 76017
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    Grades: NS-1 | 70 students
    4.6 miles
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  • Fort Worth
    Grades: PK-12 | 25 students
    21.8 miles
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  • Arlington
    Grades: K-12 | 302 students
    4 miles
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    Arlington, TX 76017
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  • Arlington
    Grades: NS-12 | 701 students
    1.6 miles
    2201 W Park Row Dr and 2351 Country Club Drive
    Arlington, TX 76013
    1.6 NS-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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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The average private school tuition in Arlington, TX is $6,347 for elementary schools and $12,341 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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