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Learning Differences Boarding School – Oak Hill Academy

Where can I find a school that will enable my child to realize their untapped potential? You have found Oak Hill Academy.

We are still considering appropriate applicants for rolling admissions. Space available in current enrollment.

Oak Hill Academy specializes in working with students who are very capable, but have not had the kind of academic success that reflects those capabilities. 

Our students are smart–they often just learn differently.  Many times they come to us frustrated by past classroom experiences, and are feeling disengaged. To us, there is no such thing as an underachieving child, only an unmotivated one.

The small class size and relational approach by our teachers is a game-changer for our students.  Our experience working with learning differences shows up as an intentional approach to recognize a variety of learning styles and to coach the skills necessary to become a more engaged, organized and confident learner.  One of our core beliefs is that once a student tastes success, he or she wants more of it.

This interactive approach is obvious in our after-school support, including daily “8th period tutorials” for subject specific help; and organizational check-ins and homework remediation in our Resource Center, an administrative study hall where broader challenges are addressed and skills practiced.  All this is complemented by a structured dorm life that includes mandatory quiet hours for study each evening.

In this setting, Oak Hill Academy has maintained its mission since 1878, developing an intention to work with students whose learning differences and personal habits are addressed in a structured, supportive, small-class environment.  If you are seeking such a “turning point” for your student, please complete the inquiry form below to continue the conversation.