Oak Hill Blog

Oak Hill Academy – a Small, Engaging Boarding School Set in the Virginia Mountains

If you are looking for an opportunity for your student to redefine themselves in a small, engaging boarding school community, visit Oak Hill Academy.  You’ll be struck by the beauty of our campus and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, but you’re sure to come away most impressed with who we are.  Let Chase ’18 and Josh ’17 show you around our campus in the tour video below.  

This time of year, there is tremendous media coverage surrounding our nationally-ranked (at or near the top, usually!) boys’ basketball team.  Oak Hill’s Gold Team Warriors travel the nation (and occasionally abroad), playing frequently on national TV in large arenas.  It is intriguing for people to imagine that such a team comes from a small, college preparatory boarding high school set in the rural Virginia Blue Ridge mountain region.  They wonder what that looks like, and in fact, almost everyone who visits Oak Hill Academy finds a uniquely beautiful campus, and a student body that is much more than expected.

The majority of our students don’t play basketball.  Visiting our campus, you’ll find students engaged in learning and finding passions that range from horsemanship to the arts, most notably music, theater and visual arts.  We continue to expand the ways students are engaged–the first-ever Oak Hill Academy wrestling team competed this past weekend with Edson ’21 taking the historic first win!

Oak Hill’s program fosters organization; its surroundings provide a sense of peace; and its people offer engagement and a sense of belonging.  Our 240-acre campus becomes “home away from home” for our students.  It is an ideal setting for struggling teens to hit the “reset” button; for disengaged students to become engaged in community; and for underperforming students to focus on school in a supportive learning environment that helps them make school a priority while balancing academics with a lot of fun and discovery.  If you are considering boarding school for your student, put Oak Hill Academy in Virginia on your short list.

Contact the Admission Department to discuss your family’s needs, and schedule your own campus tour. Call us at (276) 579-2619 or submit the form below.

Request for Information

Standard default RFI

Step 1 of 2

Student Information(Required)
Oak Hill Academy is a co-ed college prep boarding school for grades 8-12.
Is your child an applicant for financial aid?
Interested in Summer Session?



Subscribe to Our Blog

Enter your email address below to subscribe to our blog and never miss a new post!