The Oak Hill School Advantage
Oak Hill School offers a rigorous college preparatory education in a small class setting with a creative and challenging curriculum that motivates students and inspires them to contribute to society, both on the local stage and globally. Our academics are vibrant, dynamic and challenging.
OHS faculty and administrators undertake a continuous review of our program, curriculum and materials in order to provide the best, most refined and cutting-edge education available. Small class sizes allow for personal attention for students and foster a community of academic inquiry. Our students will be challenged and pushed and prepared for a successful college and university experience.
Class sizes cap at 16 students per grade in K-4th, and 18 students per class in 5th-12th grades.
Starting in kindergarten, students take instruction in a foreign language, either French, Mandarin, or Spanish.
All of our faculty are credentialed, and most have either completed or are working on advanced degrees.
All students in the Lower School and Upper School have PE every day.
Applied Science and Math is a major focus at Oak Hill School, starting in Kindergarten and carrying through 12th grade with hands-on-learning, labs, and AP courses.
Students have a rich visual arts program that allows them to explore drawing, painting, clay, and glass work. Student work is showcased in area galleries throughout the year.
Students have music instruction available to them in the form of appreciation and instructional classes, band, jazz band, and Glee programs.
Oak Hill School has an amazing theatre department that performs at least 2 professional quality shows a year. In the past, our troupe has traveled to Thailand to perform for the royal family.
Oak Hill’s department of theatre arts has expanded to include a whole semester dedicated to film making as part of our fundamentals of theatre class. Oak Hill has been presenting film festivals for the student’s short films for five years. In 2016, our festival included a full length feature film The New Doctrine, which was written by student Isabelle Rogers and produced by the theatre intensive class. The New Doctrine is currently being entered in film festivals.
The philosophy of this aspect of the theatre and film department is to provide an avenue for individuals to express themselves through the medium of cinema by doing their own research, applying fundamental acting techniques, learning to use the technical and editing equipment while meeting specific curriculum goals including scripts, storyboards, sound and light plots, etc.. Professional guest artists are invited to the school to provide guidance to each individual film maker in various artistic and technical capacities.
Oak Hill’s domestic students in the fall of 2011 received the highest SAT scores in Lane County scoring above 600 in all three areas of Reading, Writing, and Math.
High school students receive individual counseling and help in researching colleges. Oak Hill also offers college exploration trips to interested students.
99% of Oak Hill graduates are admitted to 4-year schools: Year after year, Oak Hill is proud to say that almost all graduates are accepted to 4 year colleges and universities throughout the nation. (see OHS College Acceptances)