Creating caring and responsible critical thinkers.

OAK HILL SCHOOL, located on a seventy-two acre campus outside of Eugene, Oregon, is an independent, secular, nonprofit, co-educational day school serving students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Founded in 1994 as a college preparatory institution, the school currently has an enrollment of 216 students with 63 students in the high school. The student-faculty ratio in the Upper School is approximately 4:1.  The average high school class has 10 students.  As an academic environment that promotes cross-cultural interaction and understanding, the high school includes 10% international students. (This year sees students from China, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Mexico.)

 

Faculty

OHS possesses a fantastic staff and faculty. All of our teachers are certified in the fields in which they teach. Many (more than 75%) hold advanced degrees. Some have been awarded doctorates or are working toward them. Due to the vibrancy and curiosity of our students and the natural beauty of the working environment, turn-over is very low. The average tenure of current Oak Hill teachers is close to eight years. New teachers have been hired to meet rising enrollment.

Students

The OHS student body is a diverse, eclectic group. It looks much like the surrounding community. There is therefore, no one certain ‘type’ of Oak Hill student. We look for friendly, dynamic, high-performing, curious, creative, and motivated students. In several words, we have a group of nice, bright, good, and idealistic kids. Just in meeting them and listening to them speak, it is plain to see they are going far places.

Our address

Oak Hill School
86397 Eldon Schafer Drive
Eugene, OR 97405

Next to Lane Community College (LCC) in the forested south hills, on the site of an old horse ranch
The 72-acre campus includes multiple classroom buildings, a large gymnasium, hiking trails, playgrounds, gardens, and a small outdoor amphitheater
We have inspiring views of Mt. Pisgah and the Cascade Mountains to the east

Oak Hill School is accredited by Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and AdvancED (formerly the Northwest Accreditation Commission); and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

Lower School (Grades K-5):
8:10 AM – 3:00 PM

Upper School (Grades 6-12):
8:00 AM – 3:15 PM

Between 11:15–12:15 the gymnasium doubles as a cafeteria. Upper School eats first, while the younger children are at recess.

Hot meals are catered by the Lane Community College Culinary Arts Program.

Some students bring a packed lunch from home and we do have microwaves if a child needs to heat up a meal. For children with allergies, we have peanut-free tables and spaces.

Kindergarten:
Max. 16 students per class

Grades 1-3:
Max. 16 students per class

Grades 4-12:
Max. 18 students per class

We are immensely proud of our foreign language program. We offer three language tracks for students to follow:

French
Mandarin
Spanish

Starting with kindergarten, students visit each language class twice a week. Once a student reaches 3rd grade, he or she gets to choose one of the languages to focus on exclusively. There may be only four to six students in any given language class and the teachers can treat them as individuals and tailor lesson plans accordingly. The children will get the attention they need, and our highly qualified staff brings newcomers up to speed quickly.