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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 providing hands-on, 21st Century skills, and firing their creative energies. The students introduced in...

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...

Oak Hill Academy: Morning Devotions in a Christian Boarding School

From time to time, I will share homeroom devotions to the blog.  I get a lot of questions regarding Oak Hill Academy's approach to community, spirituality, and encouragement.  Homeroom devotions represent a great opportunity to illustrate our approach with our...

From A Student’s Perspective: First Impressions of Boarding School Life at Oak Hill Academy

As a new feature, our 21st-Century Journalism Class will be submitting guest blog posts throughout the school year.  The first in this series is from Ian R. who shares his impressions of the first few days as an Oak Hill Academy student.  It may resonate...

Oak Hill Academy Athletics: Strength and Conditioning Program Garners Industry Recognition

Oak Hill Academy's nationally prestigious basketball program, along with its soccer, tennis and volleyball programs, are supported by a top-notch strength and conditioning team of Consultant Micah Kurtz and Strength and Conditioning Coach Bryan Meagher.  Two years...

Oak Hill Academy Summer Session Offers a View of Boarding School Structure and Academic Support

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Director of Student Affairs at Oak Hill Academy, and welcome you to our community. The past few days have been a blur here on campus as we help the students settle in to a new environment for the summer...

Oak Hill Academy Boarding School Promoting Confidence and Motivation

With Oak Hill Academy's 95% college acceptance rate over the last 12 years, we are squarely positioned in the college prep boarding school market.  However, it is our unique approach, and emphasis on personal growth, that makes Oak Hill Academy stand out from the...

Anxiety Issues Addressed in a Small Boarding School Setting: Oak Hill Academy

For the current generation of adolescents, anxiety issues are becoming THE biggest obstacle to being able to function at a high level, according to many mental health reports. According to a recent Small Boarding School Association presentation given by James Madison...

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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 providing hands-on, 21st Century skills, and firing their creative energies. The students introduced in...

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...

Athletic Season at Oak Hill Academy means the season of Sprains and Strains!

At Oak Hill Academy students have the opportunity to tryout for and participate in many athletic programs.  We have basketball teams, soccer, tennis, cheerleading, volleyball, horsemanship, wrestling, etc.  There are also many opportunities for physical activity...

2018-19 Detailed Calendar & Travel Information – Updated 9.21.18

2018-19 Calendar - Updated 9.21.18  Please note the change in date of the Christmas Dinner/Winter Dance--it is now Dec. 16, 2018.   2018-19 Travel...

Oak Hill Academy: Morning Devotions in a Christian Boarding School

From time to time, I will share homeroom devotions to the blog.  I get a lot of questions regarding Oak Hill Academy's approach to community, spirituality, and encouragement.  Homeroom devotions represent a great opportunity to illustrate our approach with our...

From the Director of Student Affairs…Settling In

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Director of Student Affairs at Oak Hill Academy, and welcome you to our community.  September begins this Saturday, and the past week has been a blur as we help students settle in to a new environment...

From A Student’s Perspective: First Impressions of Boarding School Life at Oak Hill Academy

As a new feature, our 21st-Century Journalism Class will be submitting guest blog posts throughout the school year.  The first in this series is from Ian R. who shares his impressions of the first few days as an Oak Hill Academy student.  It may resonate...

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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 providing hands-on, 21st Century skills, and firing their creative energies. The students introduced in...

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...

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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...

Oak Hill Academy Boarding School Students Experience Local Appalachian Culture

Author: Tobi Salami '20 On Sunday, September 30th, Mr. Aaron Butt took a group of eight students to the Grayson Highlands Fall Festival in the nearby mountains at Grayson Highlands State Park. The festival celebrated the culture of the southwest Virginia Appalachian...

Oak Hill Academy Soccer Coverage

This year's 21st Century Journalism Class, under the direction of Ms. Haas, will be contributing regular reports to the Oak Hill Academy website's NEWS page, in the "Student News" section.  The first entries focus on our current soccer season.   OHA Soccer vs....

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