International Students


One Community, from Many Countries


International students are an important part of our community, making up approximately 15% of our student body. Over the years, students have joined Oak Hill Academy from more than 30 countries — from Europe to the Caribbean Islands, Africa, South America, and Asia.

Are you ready to consider Oak Hill for the next step in your educational journey?

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5 Simple Steps for International Student Admission

1. Application
Complete the international application.

2. Academic Records
Complete the academic records request.

3. References
Complete the 3 academic reference request forms:

  • Math
  • English
  • School Administrator

4. Passport
Upload a copy of your passport photo page.

5. Interview
Contact our Admissions Director at admission@oak-hill.net to arrange your interview — in person or online.

Talk to Us About Enrollment

Still have questions? We’re here to guide you throughout the enrollment process.


International Student Costs

Tuition, Room, Board, and Fees$ 53,848
Expense/Allowance Account Deposit*
Charges include allowance, travel, testing fees,

clothing, supplies, and telephone expenses.
$4,000
Uniform Fee (New students only)$1,652
Total Due Oak Hill Academy$59,500
*It is strongly recommended that international students have a credit/debit card to use for personal shopping, personal expenses, and travel incidentals.

Payment

Payment should be made by wire transfer directly to our bank. Please email Laura Phipps at lphipps@oak-hill.net for wiring instructions.

As part of the enrollment fees, families are provided tuition refund insurance, which protects your tuition commitment against unforeseen withdrawal or dismissal.

Medical Insurance

Oak Hill Academy requires all international students to be covered by medical insurance. We can obtain this for the student at a cost of approximately $1,000 for the nine-month term, charged to the expense account. If the student has previous coverage, we must have proof of the policy prior to August 5.


English as a Second Language (ESL)

Tiered levels of ESL courses are offered at Oak Hill Academy:

English as a Second Language 1 and 2

Oak Hill Academy welcomes new and returning international students to the Language Enrichment Center where English language learning is provided on a daily basis through the English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. The purpose of ESL 1 and 2 is to provide English instruction for nonnative speakers of English. Students will develop English proficiency through the areas of speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. Emphasis will be on developing proficiency in three major areas: social language, academic language, and socio-cultural knowledge. Students will participate in activities to develop competence in English through social interaction and academic achievement. Levels of English proficiency will range from basic to intermediate.

English as a Second Language 3

The purpose of ESL 3 is to provide English instruction for students who have achieved intermediate to high intermediate levels of English proficiency. Students will focus on speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. Emphasis will be on speaking and reading proficiency in the major areas of social language, academic language, and socio-cultural knowledge. Students participate in activities to develop competence in English through social interaction and academic achievement using and understanding English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings.

English Proficiency Testing

For ESL instruction, students will be evaluated by teachers in addition to a review of any recent TOEFL or Duolingo scores. Tests such as the TOEFL or Duolingo are required by many United States colleges and universities for students whose first language is not English. Oak Hill Academy supports its international students in preparing for and taking these exams as needed.

College Placement Commitment


Our goal is to prepare international students for a successful experience at the university level. Our international students are regularly accepted to their first choice of American colleges and universities as a result of our challenging academics, supportive environment, and personalized college counseling.

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Contact


Rhonda Bowen

Rhonda H. Bowen

Director of Financial Affairs
rbowen@oak-hill.net

Laura Phipps

Laura E. Phipps

Business Office Assistant – Tuition
lphipps@oak-hill.net
(276) 579-2619