Oakland School

128 Oakland Farm Way
Troy, VA 22974
  • Academic program for all children ages 6-13 including those that may have learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, auditory processing or executive functioning difficulites 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.
  • Daily one to one session included within program.
  • Extensive recreational program, including horseback riding.  Experienced and nurturing staff.  Nurturing environment on 450 acres

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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
Oakland School
School FocusLearning Disabilities / Junior Boarding School
Grades (Boarding)Grades 1-8
School TypeCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)Yes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominational
Year Founded1950
Campus Size450 acres

Student Body

Enrollment30 students
% Students of Color
% Students Boarding

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
Average Class Size5 students
Teacher : Student Ratio1:5
Number of AP Courses Offeredn/a
ESL Courses OfferedNo
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$4,750
(Both boarding and day options are available.)
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedNo


Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsKara Presson


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1 Interscholastic Sports
SportsIntramural Sports Only


Total Extracurricular Organizations6 Extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Fitness & Conditioning

Arts and Music Programs:
Individual Music Instruction, Recreational Snow Sports

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Mundiamo Club, Various sports and athletic activities

School Notes

  • A small, co-ed, boarding and day school that enables bright children to reach their academic and personal potential through small class sizes and individualized student programs. Oakland specializes in working with children who have language-based learning differences, organizational difficulties, or those who thrive in a personalized academic setting.
  • The grounds are located on our 450 acre farm 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 main reading teacher who oversees the specifics of the child's program. 
  • Every student receives at least one, daily, 1:1 instruction. Oakland offers a low student teacher ratio averaging 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, dyscalculia, executive functioning, ADD, ADHD
  • Oakland School accreditations: VAISEF

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