Oak Hill Academy

5.00 (1 review)
2635 Oak Hill Road
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
Oak Hill Academy is a coeducational, 100% boarding school committed to excellence in education and adolescent development.
The mission of Oak Hill Academy is to inspire academic success, cultivate personal growth, and personify a healthy community while fostering relationships among students, families, and our school. We are a coeducational school that provides a college preparatory education in a small, structured, and nurturing environment.

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  • Class of 2020
    5 Stars  
    Roanoke college
    I graduated in 2020 and I spent my junior and senior year attending Oak Hill Academy. I was active in many clubs and in the leadership program as well as a national honor society student. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Oak Hill AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationBaptistNon-denominational
Year Founded18781907
Campus Size240 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment140 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khakis and Polos; free dress outside of class)
Average Class Size9 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio9:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2018
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program Cost$5,000
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$5 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$53,848$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$6,000
(Varies )
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsMrs. Katherine Giszack

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2018
CoursesAP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science A , AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Studio Art , College English 111, College English 112, College Pre-Calculus, College Psychology, College Statistics, College U.S. History, Honors Algebra 2, Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors Spanish 3, Honors Spanish 4, Honors Spanish 5, Honors Survey of World Religions , Honors World Cultures


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1316
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Climbing, Cross Country Running, Equestrian, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations2623
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Astronomy Club, Boy Scouts, Cheer Team, Chess Club, Cooking Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Leadership program, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Yearbook Club, Youth Group

Arts and Music Programs:
Broadcasting, Equestrian Club, Music Ensemble, Open Studio Art, Theatre Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fishing Club, Hiking, Intramural Sports, Mountain Biking Club, Outdoor Running Club, Snow Ski Club, Swim Club, Trail Riding, Yoga Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2016 - 201910 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
East Carolina University10
Virginia Tech10
The UC System9
University of Miami6
Penn State University5
The Savannah College of Art and Design5
Indiana University2
University of Kentucky2
University of Kentucky2
University of North Carolina at Charlotte2
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Oak Hill Academy emphasizes learning through a relational environment where students are well-known and well-cared for individually.  OHA provides a positive and welcoming community while challenging students to grow and thrive, socially and academically.
  • Oak Hill works with our students individually to guide them throughout the college application process and beyond.  The class of 2020 garnered over $6.7 million of merit-based college scholarships. 
  • The Academy also offers a host of articulation agreements with colleges and universities to provide our graduates with additional options for college acceptances and scholarships.
  • The Academy offers dual credit college classes,  AP and Honors classes as well as a range of academic support and strudy skills courses. 
  • The Oak Hill Academy Learning Specialist works to ensure each student is being appropriately challenged and supported academically. 
  • The Residential Life staff professionals manage daily life and activities outside of the classroom; these are the adults who live in the dormitories to provide structure and guidance. 
  • Most OHA faculty and staff live on campus, further contributing to the feeling of family and community. 
  • Oak Hill has a long history of excellence since 1878 and has enrolled international students from around the world for over 60 years.
  • LD types supported: Attention Deficit Disorder, Mild Learning Differences
  • Oak Hill Academy accreditations: Virginia Association of Independent Schools, The Association of Boarding Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Carmelo Anthony - NBA Player
    • Rajon Rondo - NBA Player
    • Quinn Cook - NBA Player
    • Jordan Adams - NBA Player
    • Cory Alexander - NBA Player
    • Keldon Johnson - 2021 US Olympian

Profile last updated: 07/23/2021

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