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.
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.

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
Oakland School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus Junior Boarding School College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 3-8 8-12
Grades Offered (Day) 1-8 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1950 1907
Campus Size 450 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 60 students 300 students
% Students of Color 12% 18%
% International Students 5% 20%
% Students Boarding 50% 67%

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 5 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 75% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$48,000 $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$27,500 $26,300
Tuition international students $50,000 $44,500
% Students on Financial Aid 16% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $14,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 95% 57%
Director of Admissions Jamie Cato  


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 4 13
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer


Total Extracurricular Organizations 7 24
ExtracurricularsArts, 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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Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is St. Anne\'s-Belfield School (8.6 miles away)
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  • WaynesboroFishburne Military School
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  • StauntonStuart Hall School
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  • LynchburgVirginia Episcopal School
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    60 mi | 215 students | Gr. 9-12
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