Oak Hill Academy is now accepting international student applications for 2020-2021 enrollment.
Are you ready to consider Oak Hill for the next step in your educational journey? Start your application today.
Still have questions? Our staff is available to give you the information you need to make an informed decision.
One Community, from Many Countries
International students are an important part of our community, making up approximately 20% of our enrollment. In recent years, students have attended Oak Hill from: the Bahamas, Greece, Spain, Belgium, South Korea, Poland, China, Hungary, Japan, Canada, Liberia, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Italy, Colombia, Senegal, Taiwan, Dominica, Nigeria, England, and Barbados.
Our goal is to prepare international students for American colleges and universities. We offer challenging academics, a supportive environment, and personalized attention.
> Our commitment to College Placement
Start an Application
Here’s what you’ll need to get your international application started:
- Submit an international application, plus:
- A $100 nonrefundable application fee
- Three recommendation forms (teachers, counselors, administrators)
- A recent photo of yourself
- Official school transcripts: Transcript Release Form
- Your TOEFL score
- A copy of your passport showing name and date of birth
- A parent’s bank statement showing ability to pay school fees
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Three levels of ESL 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 1/2 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.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
For ESL instruction, students will be evaluated by teachers in addition to a review of TOEFL scores. The TOEFL is required by colleges and universities for students whose first language is not English, therefore it is a requirement for our juniors and seniors. We can register and transport students to a nearby TOEFL exam location, or students may choose to take the exam in their home countries during summer vacation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need medical insurance?
Yes. All international students must have medical insurance. Unless you provide proof of insurance coverage prior to enrollment, we will purchase insurance for you.
Will I have an American roommate?
Unless otherwise requested, every effort is made to assign you an American roommate.
Can I stay on campus during school holidays?
There are three major holidays when the dorms are closed and all students must leave campus: Thanksgiving in November, Christmas in December, and Spring Break in March. We recommend that students plan in advance for these holidays.