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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. They know...

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...

Oak Hill Academy Students Explore Christian Ethics Applied to Real World Issues in a Boarding School Setting

Recently, Rev. Dr. Doug Turnmire shared a report his students recently completed as part of a Christian Ethics class project.  New among the Religion classes offered within our Social Studies Department, "Christian Ethics" offers an opportunity to intersect the issues...

Why Does Oak Hill Academy’s Boarding School Mission Include Late Enrollment (Rolling Admission)?

Oak Hill Academy is the college prep boarding school for students needing a reset, a fresh start, and an opportunity to change their direction.  I'm often asked why Oak Hill Academy admits students throughout the year.  The answer is straightforward:  Making a big...

The Turning Point

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...

Just for Fun: “Oak Hill Up Close” photo ID contest!

Periodically, our Director of Student Affairs, Mr. Butt, likes to test our students' powers of listening, observation and recall in fun ways. Just yesterday, he issued a challenge to the students during Homeroom Assembly--to email him the first line of the devotion he...

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...

Congratulations to Oak Hill Academy’s new Student of the Week!

The Principal's Office recently announced that Andie S. has been awarded "Student of the Week" honors. Andie is a sophomore from Georgia. This is Andie's first academic year at Oak Hill Academy, having started her experience here during our last summer session. Her...

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...

Boarding School Campus Activities Bring Oak Hill Academy Students, Faculty, and Alumni Together for Harvest Homecoming

By:  Ian Robinson '20, 21st Century Journalism Class. On Saturday, October 27, 2018, Oak Hill Academy hosted Harvest Homecoming. The combination event invited students, staff and alumni to participate in games, to tailgate, and to enjoy s’mores at the bonfire. The...

A Snapshot of Typical Weekend Trips at Oak Hill Academy Boarding School

By:  Lauren Oberman '20, 21st Century Journalism Class. On November 3rd, Oak Hill Academy had another "Warrior Night," an enhanced offering of Saturday night off-campus trips available for sign-up. There were four trips. Ms. Haas took a dinner and movie trip to see...

OHA Campus Life

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...

OHA Promoting Leadership

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...

Boarding School Campus Activities Bring Oak Hill Academy Students, Faculty, and Alumni Together for Harvest Homecoming

By:  Ian Robinson '20, 21st Century Journalism Class. On Saturday, October 27, 2018, Oak Hill Academy hosted Harvest Homecoming. The combination event invited students, staff and alumni to participate in games, to tailgate, and to enjoy s’mores at the bonfire. The...

A Snapshot of Typical Weekend Trips at Oak Hill Academy Boarding School

By:  Lauren Oberman '20, 21st Century Journalism Class. On November 3rd, Oak Hill Academy had another "Warrior Night," an enhanced offering of Saturday night off-campus trips available for sign-up. There were four trips. Ms. Haas took a dinner and movie trip to see...

Oak Hill Academy Soccer Splits Last Two Games of the Fall Season

Author:  Tyler '20, 21st Century Journalism Class Oak Hill Academy took on Mt. Airy in a soccer match at home on Friday, October 12. The game started out slowly with both teams creating little offense and defending well. Towards the end of the first half, Mt. Airy...

Soccer Team Stays Determined Against Alleghany High

Author:  Ian Robinson, 21st Century Journalism Class On October 5th, the Oak Hill Academy Warriors played a soccer match at home against the Alleghany High School Trojans of Sparta, North Carolina. The Warriors lost to the Trojans 2-0. The first half of the game was a...

Oak Hill Academy Volleyball Continues to be Competitive

Author:  Lauren Oberman '20  21st Century Journalism Class On Tuesday, October 3, 2018, the Oak Hill Academy volleyball team played against Appalachian Baptist. With only six players and no subs, the girls played very hard. Unfortunately, they lost the game three sets...

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