Oakland School

128 Oakland Farm Way
Troy, VA 22974
Tel: 434-293-9059
Gr: (Boarding) 3-8 | 45 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.
Definition of Terms 
2014 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 45 students
% Students of Color 22%
% Students Boarding 35%

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances

Endowment Size n/a
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$48,000
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$27,500
Tuition international students $50,000
% Students on Financial Aid 11%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $14,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling
SSAT Score No
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, dyscalcula, executive functioning
  • School accreditations: VAISEF

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is St. Anne's-Belfield School (10.3 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Charlottesville, VASt. Anne's-Belfield School
    2132 Ivy Road
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    434-296-5106
    10.3 mi | 886 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • Fork Union, VAFork Union Military Academy
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
    1-800-GO-2-FUMA
    15.8 mi | 535 students | Gr. 6-12
  • Charlottesville, VAMiller School of Albemarle
    1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    434-823-4805
    19.7 mi | 185 students | Gr. 8-12
  • St. George, VABlue Ridge School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA 22935
    434-985-2811
    22.8 mi | 195 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Woodberry Forest, VAWoodberry Forest School
    All-boys 
    241 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry ForestVA 22989
    888-798-9371
    24.7 mi | 396 students | Gr. 9-12
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