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Reopening of School at Oak Hill Academy

July has arrived, and with it, images of “back to school.”  These days, however, the thought of going back to school has taken on a whole new meaning as students and parents alike find themselves missing the familiar routine of daily life.  Families and educators...

Oak Hill Academy, Bridgewater College sign guaranteed admission agreement

From Augusta Free Press January 11, 2020: Bridgewater College and Oak Hill Academy have entered into a partnership to support their shared goal of creating clear pathways to success for their students. The guaranteed admission agreement, signed Dec. 2, 2019, by...

Small Boarding School Creates Connectedness

Connection. As a small boarding school, Oak Hill Academy has the rare opportunity to foster face-to-face, personal relationships among students, families, and our faculty and staff. Shared goals, shared experiences, and a 24/7 shared environment allow for interaction...

From the Principal: Oak Hill Academy’s 24/7 Classroom includes Vaping Education

At Oak Hill Academy our campus is our classroom.  Beyond academic achievement, honing the basic principles of self-care and good decision making is among the most valuable behavioral gains for students at small boarding schools.  While these traits aren’t visible on a...

Learning Issues Series: Executive Functioning Skills

Executive Functioning Skills Most students in grades 8-12, like most adults, struggle to navigate the flood of information swirling around them and often feel overwhelmed by it all. Input from multiple directions pummels today’s students at a rate previously unknown. ...

Boarding School helping to establish a sense of belonging and being known

Belonging & Being Known What does it mean to belong and how can we provide our children with a sense of belonging? Even from a young age, children scan their environment looking for a place of safety and security—a place where they are valued and accepted.  Over...

Oak Hill’s fall magazine is out: The Arrow

In this issue, read and see how our small boarding school started its 141st year! This issue also profiles our new faculty and staff, and honors those who have retired. There is a blurb about our upcoming Homecoming, and a report on last summer's Alumni Weekend. The...

Join OHA on Reddit and “Ask Me Anything!”

  Oak Hill Academy is hosting an AMA, which stands for “Ask Me Anything” on the subreddit /r/IAmA. In our post we will be responding to your questions. We’d love to have you participate in our AMA. Our panelists for this AMA are Dr. Michael Groves, our President;...

Admission Open House to be held October 14th

There’s no better time than fall to visit the mountains! We invite prospective students and their families to experience Oak Hill Academy for themselves as we showcase our community on Monday, October 14th (Columbus Day), from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m....

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...

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OHA Medical Forms

Medical Forms 2020

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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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Spirit Days conclude with Feats of Strength/OHA Olympics

by Journalism student Darrick J. '20, with photos by Ms. Haas Oak Hill Academy celebrated the close of the Spirit Days competition on February 26th with the Feats of Strength/OHA Olympics event. The contests included five competitions with multiple participants. The...

OHA’s 3rd Quarter “Word of Mouth” is Out!

Read the Winter Sports Edition of the Oak Hill Academy student newspaper, including highlights of Wrestling, Cheer, and White, Red, and Gold Basketball.

Weekly Warrior Outlook for February 24th, 2020

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Spirit Days 2020: Twin Day & Curling

By Senior Journalism students AJ B., Ramsey R., and Darrick J. Wednesday, February 12th, was the second day of the weekly Spirit Days Competition for 2020. Known as “Twin Day,” students, faculty, and staff dressed up in identical outfits. There were actually twins,...

Spirit Days 2020: Minute-to-Win-It Fun & Games

By Senior Journalism students AJ B., Ramsey R. and Darrick J.; photos by M. Haas During February, Oak Hill Academy participates in weekly spirit events. On Wednesday, February 5th, the students, faculty, and staff dressed in pajamas and participated in...

OHA Wrestlers compete at NC meet

The Oak Hill Academy Wrestling Team traveled to Alleghany High School in Sparta, North Carolina, for a quad meet on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The team competed against host school Alleghany, as well as Elkin High School (NC) and North Surry High School (NC). Round...

Congratulations to OHA’s new Student of Distinction!

The Principal's Office recently announced that Emmanuel O. has been awarded "Student of Distinction" honors. Emmanuel is a senior from Nigeria, in his first year at Oak Hill Academy, and is a member of the Gold Basketball Team. In nominating him for this award, a...

The latest “Word of Mouth” newspaper is out!

Dear Oak Hill Academy community, The Word of Mouth staff is pleased to present the 2nd Quarter issue of the OHA student newspaper. This issue features Fall Clubs, the Honor Court, the Equestrian Team, and a two-part perspective covering Chinese New Year. As our Winter...

October on “The Hill” brings the Harvest Festival

By Senior Journalism students AJ B. and Ramsey R. Oak Hill Academy’s Harvest Festival is a fun annual event! This year's festival was held October 26th at Noonkester Park on campus. Some people dressed up in costumes, including Eva ’20, Andie ’21 and Campbell ’21...

Warrior Spirit Reigns as Basketball Season Kicks Off

by Senior Journalism student AJ B. Historic Turner Gymnasium and home of Steve Smith Court on the campus of Oak Hill Academy was filled with cheering students during a pep rally October 24th to mark the launch the 2019-20 Warrior Basketball Season. Not your typical...

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