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How does boarding school motivate, engage, and help students become successful?

A structured, personal environment where academic and character growth is nurtured helps develop students' self-confidence to express themselves and move toward their goals.  Small, college-prep classes address learning styles and engage students at a level they may...

High School Boarding School for Academic and Personal Growth

Are you looking for a high school boarding option for your struggling student?  Do these struggles stem from learning differences or self-esteem issues? These types of internal battles can wreak havoc on motivation and success for any high school student, and...

Elements of OHA Structure: Highlighting “Quiet Time”

We talk to prospective students and parents a lot about the structured and supportive boarding school environment we offer at Oak Hill Academy. To facilitate academic and personal growth in our students, we create a framework made up of components like the one Mr....

Boarding School for High School Success

Students at Oak Hill Academy are given the chance to redefine themselves in ways that are not always realized in their current school environment.  Our structured, nurturing approach provides a healthy climate for students to branch out and explore themselves from a...

Boarding School for Unmotivated Students

Oak Hill Academy students are bright. Once they are here, they realize quickly that there is more to gain from their high school experience than they might have believed from their previous experience.  Here on the beautiful and serene campus of Oak Hill Academy,...

Is Oak Hill Academy the right place for your student? 

Is Oak Hill Academy the right place for your student?   From the perspective of admissions, families and their students who are in need of personal or academic growth can find a great fit here. Oak Hill’s most successful students understand that a fresh start in a new...

Oak Hill Academy Boarding School for ADD and other Learning Differences

Oak Hill Academy offers a Turning Point for students, most noticeably in the area of under-performance in the classroom.  Through the admission process, we seek to understand the obstacles that have been standing in the way of a student's academic success. We don't...

Oak Hill Academy Boarding School with immediate enrollment spaces: What is a typical day like?

One of the most frequently asked questions in my initial admission consultations with prospective families is, "What do your students do outside of the classroom?"  Boarding School is a nebulous concept for many families just starting the research phase....

Small Boarding School in Virginia Promoting Social Skills and Community

MOUTH OF WILSON, VIRGINIA - Oak Hill Academy is a small, college preparatory, coed boarding school.  It is also an exceptionally tight-knit community.  I know this component of our school is key for many of the prospective families who find us, especially those...

Oak Hill Academy Boarding School with Academic Support: Closing the “Skill Gap”

Oak Hill Academy, in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, offers a unique college preparatory boarding school opportunity.  While maintaining rigor through a college prep curriculum, we specialize in helping students who need to grow into better academic habits.  Our structured...

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Summer edition of The Arrow features big news!

Read about our exciting million-dollar endowment gift, as well as Parents' Days, Graduation 2019, and more!  

Fourth Quarter Student Newspaper is out!

Read about Youth Sunday, the Spring Play, and Spring Sports on "the Hill" in the last of the 2018-19 issues of "Word of Mouth," the Oak Hill Academy student newspaper.

Students get insider info on careers at annual fair

by Lauren Oberman '20, 21st Century Journalism class On Thursday, April 18th, Oak Hill Academy held its annual Career Fair. Parents and friends of the Academy came from a wide variety of career sectors such as business, medicine, and even law enforcement. Students...

National Honor Society inducts new members

by Tobi Salami '20, 21st Century Journalism class Energy and anticipation were high on Thursday, April 18th, as the Oak Hill Academy chapter of the National Honor Society inducted its newest members. Students who have shown leadership, academic excellence, service and...

A-Team Takes the Lead in Saturday Socials

by Lauren Oberman '20, 21st Century Journalism class On Saturday, March 30, the Saturday evening social was sponsored by the "A-Team." This select group of leadership students focuses on character growth and the Oak Hill community. Kyra Souliere ’19 and Lauren Oberman...

Oak Hill Academy’s Praise Band: Music to Our Ears

by Tobi Salami '20, 21st Century Journalism class The Oak Hill Academy Praise Band is a group of musically inclined students who perform contemporary praise and worship songs during church services at Young's Chapel Baptist Church as well as during Vespers services....

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Oak Hill Academy: Small Boarding School Environment Promoting Leadership and Community

Throughout the year, Oak Hill Academy students participate in community service events throughout our Southwestern Virginia area.  Many of the service projects are created by our students with the goal of making an impact on our school community.  Through this focus...

Student Leadership Training

This summer Oak Hill Academy invited a group of returning students to come back to school early for 2018-19 to participate in a one-day leadership training program.  More than twenty students accepted the invitation, and shortened their summer vacations to return to...

Oak Hill Academy Boarding School is an Opportunity to Learn Leadership and Become Who You Are

One of the biggest benefits of attending boarding school, especially a small boarding school, is the opportunity for self-discovery and deep personal development that comes with being an engaged member of a community.  At Oak Hill Academy, developing leadership in our...

Oak Hill Academy Leadership Students learn from their college counterparts

Last Saturday morning, the Leadership Group at Oak Hill Academy participated in a seminar conducted by representatives of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. The four presenters included two CNU Fellows (graduated last year) and 2 freshmen who...

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Fourth Quarter Student Newspaper is out!

Read about Youth Sunday, the Spring Play, and Spring Sports on "the Hill" in the last of the 2018-19 issues of "Word of Mouth," the Oak Hill Academy student newspaper.

Students get insider info on careers at annual fair

by Lauren Oberman '20, 21st Century Journalism class On Thursday, April 18th, Oak Hill Academy held its annual Career Fair. Parents and friends of the Academy came from a wide variety of career sectors such as business, medicine, and even law enforcement. Students...

National Honor Society inducts new members

by Tobi Salami '20, 21st Century Journalism class Energy and anticipation were high on Thursday, April 18th, as the Oak Hill Academy chapter of the National Honor Society inducted its newest members. Students who have shown leadership, academic excellence, service and...

A-Team Takes the Lead in Saturday Socials

by Lauren Oberman '20, 21st Century Journalism class On Saturday, March 30, the Saturday evening social was sponsored by the "A-Team." This select group of leadership students focuses on character growth and the Oak Hill community. Kyra Souliere ’19 and Lauren Oberman...

Oak Hill Academy’s Praise Band: Music to Our Ears

by Tobi Salami '20, 21st Century Journalism class The Oak Hill Academy Praise Band is a group of musically inclined students who perform contemporary praise and worship songs during church services at Young's Chapel Baptist Church as well as during Vespers services....

Seeing what they’re saying about OHA by Word of Mouth!

We are excited to present to you 2018-19's third issue of the student newspaper, Word of Mouth. This is a sports issue featuring our winter athletes. We hope you enjoy these season overviews, and are having a restful Spring Break. With warm ‘Spring-like’ regards, Ms....

OHA Spirit Days: Spirit Dress & Feats of Strength

by Tobi Salami '20, 21st Century Journalism class On Wednesday, February 27th, the final segment of the Oak Hill Academy 2019 Spirit Days occurred. It featured Spirit Dress Day as well as the "Feats of Strength" competition. Students and faculty came to school wearing...

OHA Spirit Days: Wacky Day & Trivia Bowl

by Tobi Salami '20, 21st Century Journalism The third in this year's series of Spirit Days at Oak Hill Academy occurred on Wednesday, February 20th. It was "Wacky Tacky" dress down day as well as Trivia Bowl competition day. Students, faculty and staff came to school...

OHA Spirit Days Curling–the Results are In!

by Lauren Oberman '20, 21st Century Journalism class As part of the Spirit Days events, Oak Hill Academy recently added “floor curling.” Basically, the objective is to take the "stone" and slide it into the “house”--a white mat with a target of three circles in red,...

Oak Hill Academy Kicks Off “Spirit Days” 2019!

by Lauren Oberman '21, 21st Century Journalism Class At Oak Hill Academy, February is the month of "Spirit Days," a series of special dress-up days and friendly competitions among the classes that brings the whole campus community together for some fun and games. To...

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