As a college preparatory school, the Oak Hill Academy academic program strives for excellence in the classroom. We also recognize the need for individual attention. So we structure our program to maximize student development and accountability. For example, class sizes at OHA are intentionally small and focused. We know our students. We are aware of their needs. And our teachers heartily embrace their roles. An OHA faculty member encourages good study habits, generates thoughtful reflection, and provides academic leadership that is technologically relevant. More than 65% of our faculty possess advanced degrees. OHA is fortunate to have a mission-oriented, highly professional and seasoned team.
Our academic program focuses on the importance of core courses while offering specialized learning opportunities in many subject areas: technology and publishing; physical education, health, and equestrian studies; English as a Second Language, writing, and communications; and art, music, and theatre. Through Wytheville Community College, OHA students can earn college credit in English, History, and higher-level Math. In addition, we offer a host of online college credit courses. Our instructors also teach Advanced Placement (AP) courses in Calculus, Physics, Computer Science and Art. And our campus serves as an SAT and ACT testing site.
Oak Hill’s English Academic Building is a modern facility with a Media Center, two science rooms with fully equipped laboratories, and an art room. OHA is fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. (VAIS is recognized as the “gold standard” of state accrediting agencies.) We are also members of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). Oak Hill Academy is approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education.