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International students fit in at Oak Hill—and stand out as college applicants

Since our founding in 1878, Oak Hill Academy has been committed to nurturing student growth—and that commitment has always extended to international students. We have a long and successful history of welcoming students from outside of the U.S. to our school community, and we are fully accredited and authorized by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to enroll nonimmigrant students.

As a 100% boarding high school, Oak Hill is dedicated to both academic and personal growth. Students are fully engaged in campus life, and they have daily opportunities to explore their interests, as well as to meet with their teachers after class and to excel academically.

All of our students can choose from a wide variety of clubs and sports, and there are regular weekend activities, too. From elite basketball to horsemanship, our international students are widely active in all of our programs.

Our focus on nurturing the whole student gives Oak Hill graduates a distinct advantage during the college application process. As colleges and universities increasingly focus on extracurricular activities and community service—in addition to academic and SAT/ACT/TOEFL test performance—our students continue to stand out.

Oak Hill students are competitive candidates for top schools, and many of our international students have earned acceptances at their first-choice college or university, even earning scholarships post-high school.

Oak Hill Academy is where your student’s potential becomes possible, but don’t just take our word for it. Here are some of the benefits of Oak Hill, as identified by our international students:

● Safe Community

● Beautiful Environment

● Rigorous Academics

● College/University Connections

● Extracurricular Activities

We are still receiving applications! Here are the next steps for applying.

What to do next:

Apply to Oak Hill Academy.

● Submit a copy of the student’s passport.

Contact Oak Hill Admissions to schedule student’s interview.

We realize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our international families, and we are pleased to share that our international costs will be decreasing for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. Please also enjoy the additional resources provided below.

Additional resources:

How to prepare for studying in the U.S.

What boarding school is like in the U.S.

Contact Oak Hill Academy:

If you are still researching, please contact us at admission@oak-hill.net to learn more.

For your convenience, we also use WhatsApp, WeChat and Zoom to connect more easily with our international families.



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