Oakland School

Boyd Tavern,
Keswick, VA 22947
Tel: 434-293-9059
Gr: (Boarding) 3-8 | 60 students
Academic program for all children ages 6-14 including those that have learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, auditory processing or executive functioning issues or those who may be struggling in a traditional classroom setting.
Coed.
Residential or Day.
Individualized programs with emphasis on reading, written language, math, study skills, and organization.
Extensive recreational program, including horseback riding.
Experienced and nurturing staff.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Horse Holiday! - 12/04/2013 - Oakland School will host its annual Horse Holiday event on Tuesday, December 10th at 3:15 pm. Each year students dress in holiday attire and ride the horses from the barn to the Big House. Santa, Mrs. Klaus, reindeer, and holiday characters lead the decorated ...more

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
Oakland School
School Focus Learning Disabilities / Junior Boarding School
Grades (Boarding) Grades 3-8
Grades (Day) Grades 1-8
School Type Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational
Year Founded 1950
Campus Size 450 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 60 students
% Students of Color 12%
% International Students 5%
% Students Boarding 50%

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
Average Class Size 5 students
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5
Number of AP Courses Offered n/a
ESL Courses Offered No
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 75%
Summer Program Offered Yes

Finances

Endowment Size n/a
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$46,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$27,500
Tuition international students $48,500
% Students on Financial Aid 16%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $14,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate 95%
Director of Admissions Jamie Cato

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 4 Interscholastic Sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 7 Extracurriculars
Extracurriculars Arts, Camping, Hiking and Trails, Cooking Club, Fitness, Horseback Riding, Individual Music Instruction, Various sports and athletic activities

School Notes:

  • A small co-ed boarding and day school located in the rolling countryside of central Va.- 11 miles east of Charlottesville. The school is specifically designed to meet the needs of average to above-average students who have been unable to learn in a traditional classroom setting. Some students have dyslexia or other learning disabilities/differences; others are merely working below grade level.
  • The grounds consist of more than 450 acres of woodland and meadows. The home-like enviroment and the individualized attention given to each student combine to make a warm, caring place in which the child can blossom.
  • At Oakland, students have individualized programs tailored to their special needs. Every student is assigned to a particular reading teacher who oversees the specifics of the child's program. The teacher monitors the student's progress in all areas, and provides encouragement and advice.
  • Every student receives at least one 35 min. period a day of 1:1 instruction. There is a low student teacher ratio, 5:1. Small classes combined with one-to-one instruction provide the attention needed for real academic growth.
  • Classes are ungraded and based instead on skill level. Students are placed in classes which they can comfortably learn.

  • LD types supported: Dyslexia, dysgraphia, NVLD, Auditory Processing
  • School accreditations: VAISEF

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