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Young women flourish at Oak Hill Academy

Oak Hill Academy is small by design—we proudly offer a wealth of resources to each and every student who calls The Hill home. And as a co-educational boarding school, we curate programming for the young women on our campus to flourish. From equestrian and the arts to leadership groups, there are a variety of opportunities for girls to get involved and nurture their potential.

Renowned equestrian program

Our equestrian program is versatile and draws many young women to Oak Hill. The program includes an academic component, with varying levels of horsemanship classes offered for academic credit. These take place during the school day and are incorporated into a student’s seven-course schedule.

In addition, students can take advantage of our 240 acres for trail riding in the afternoons and on weekends. Advanced riders care for and maintain show horses — and travel to local, state, and national competitions. Prolific equestrian students can even earn a certificate in Equestrian Studies for their efforts.

Fine arts, music, and theater

Many girls on campus are drawn to our wide selection of arts courses. Our visual art classes span a variety of mediums and range from drawing and painting to AP Studio Art. Another option for the artistically inclined is music class, which is conducted as an ensemble experience, with opportunities for performance.

Even if students don’t have space in their academic schedules, they can get involved with the arts as an extracurricular. Theater is one of our more popular clubs for girls and boys alike, and is also the venue for our annual spring production.

Sports and fitness

Girls who are interested in sports can join our interscholastic volleyball, soccer, tennis, and wrestling teams. We also have dozens of sports and clubs tailored toward our female students, including cheerleading and girls’ fitness.

Leading the way

Our leadership program at Oak Hill is comprehensive, and we encourage girls to maximize their potential by discovering their abilities to lead. Some of these opportunities that many girls are involved in include Emerging Leaders, A Team, Mentors, and Student Ambassadors.

These programs help young women grow into campus leaders by promoting responsibility to fellow students and encouraging them to become knowledgeable, engaged citizens.

In addition to serving the school community through leadership roles, many girls become leaders in roles off campus. An exciting upcoming opportunity for Oak Hill girls is a trip to the annual Women’s Leadership Conference in February at Meredith College, one of our partner institutions.

Evolving our offerings for girls

Oak Hill is hard at work forging even more unique opportunities for our female students. We have partnered with Mary Baldwin College, where there is an all-female corps of cadets, to offer a personalized information session for girls at our school.

Our nurturing environment allows students to transform their potential through academic and social growth, and we are so proud of the many ways our girls grow here at Oak Hill Academy!

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