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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...

Oak Hill Academy Boarding School Wrestling Program Gains Momentum

Dennis Wymer, art teacher and wrestling coach at Oak Hill Academy, is seeing a vision come to life in the second year of the fledgling Oak Hill Wrestling Program.  Billed as a great opportunity for our students to push themselves and become extremely fit, Coach Wymer...

Oak Hill Academy Boarding School With a Strong Art Program: Spotlight on Dennis Wymer, Art Teacher

Having a working artist as a teacher is a powerful thing.  The Oak Hill Academy visual arts program, under the direction of Dennis Wymer, regularly produces students who go on to an art major or attend some of the best art schools in the nation.  Oak Hill Academy...

Oak Hill Academy Boarding School – An Engaging College Prep Curriculum: Broadcast Media

I'm excited to share the first project from our brand new Broadcast Media class under the direction of Mr. Doan.  This class serves many needs for our students in  exploring 21st Century skills, providing hands-on training, and firing their creative energies. The...

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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,...

A Shoe Story: Trust Me on This….

Every Wednesday morning at Oak Hill Academy, our Director of Student Affairs, Mr. Aaron Butt, shares a devotion with students and staff gathered for homeroom assembly. Below is a story Mr. Butt told recently that reminds students to embrace the opportunities for...

Little Things Matter – Especially if Everybody Does Them!

Every morning at Oak Hill Academy, the community hears a devotion in homeroom assembly--a positive start to the day. Our Director of Student Affairs, Mr. Aaron Butt, regularly addresses the students and staff on Wednesdays during this time. Below is one recent...

Red & White Team schedule changes

The Red and White Team basketball games schedule for tonight, February 13, 2019, have been CANCELED. The game time for the Red Team for Saturday, February16, 2019, has been changed to 3:00.

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...

Who is Oak Hill Academy’s latest “Student of the Week”?

The Principal's Office announced today that Dylan C. has been named "Student of the Week." In his first year at Oak Hill Academy, Dylan is a junior from Georgia. He is a member of OHA's  Gold Basketball Team. Dylan was nominated for Student of the Week honors with...

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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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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...

Oak Hill Academy Red Team marks a win over Union

by Tobi Salami '20, 21st Century Journalism class The Oak Hill Academy Red Team took on the Union High Bears from Big Stone Gap, Virginia, in a home game on January 22nd, 2019. The contest started off slowly for the Red Team, but they made a run during the second...

OHA “Warrior Nights” popular as a Saturday getaway

By Tobi Salami '20, 21st Century Journalism class The fifth Warrior Night of the year took place on Saturday, January, 18th. Students of Oak Hill Academy enjoy Warrior Nights, which provide opportunities to check out local attractions, sample various restaurants and...

OHA Astronomy Class hosts Lunar Eclipse Viewing

By: Lauren Oberman ’20, 21st Century Journalism Class On Sunday, January 20th, Mr. Duranko and a group of students went to the campus hay barn for a stunning unobstructed view of the lunar eclipse. Astronomy Club assistants, Tyler Levine ’20 and Lauren Oberman ’20,...

Wrestling Team participates in big tourney Dec 6-7, 2018

By: Lauren Oberman '20, 21st Century Journalism class On December 6th and 7th, the Oak Hill Academy Wrestling Team traveled to Hidden Valley High School in Roanoke, Virginia, for the "Titan Toughman" tournament. Attending this event were OHA wrestlers Connor Sewitsky...

Red Team Home Opener Was a Tight Contest

By:  Tyler Levine '20, 21st Century Journalism Class. The Oak Hill Academy Red Team faced off against Bristol Prep of Tennessee on November 2, 2018. A fan, Eddie Milo ’20 exclaimed, "The game was a nail-biter, but I am glad that I got to watch this exciting win!” The...

4th Annual Color Run Adds to the Homecoming Festivities at Oak Hill Academy Boarding School

By: Zoey Doan '20, 21st Century Journalism Class. Oak Hill Academy’s Color Run was vibrant. Offering tremendous Autumn views of campus, the course went down and up Oak Hill Road past Turner the Collins Triplex, around the soccer field, past English Academic Building...

Oak Hill Academy 2018-19 Gold Team Home Opener

By:  Cole Anthony '19, 21st Century Journalism Class. On Saturday afternoon, October 27th, Oak Hill Academy’s loaded Gold Team took on Faith Assembly Christian Academy of Durham, NC. This was the squad’s first game of the year, and they did not disappoint. From the...

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