Middle School can be a challenging time. Our highly qualified staff and faculty seek to build rapport with students and meet them as individuals, making sure that students are supported both academically and socially. We help them to navigate the turbulent waters of these pivotal years and build a solid, seamless foundation for later academic success. Our Middle School programs and offerings stress core skills, creativity, critical thinking, cultural diversity, and unique individualism.

An OHS student will develop confidence, character, and a powerful curiosity about the world.

What makes Oak Hill Different?

•  Low student to teacher ratios: No more than 18 MS students per class

•  Three foreign language offerings: French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese

•  Nurturing faculty with superior and advanced credentials

•  Applied science and math programs

•  Computer Programming

•  Award winning Mixed-Media Program

•  Comprehensive Physical Education: Gym class everyday

•  Confidence-building Public Speaking Curriculum

•  Diverse and well-rounded music program

•  Jazz Band

•  Dedicated Theater Department

•  Outdoor Pursuits Program: Snowshoeing, Hiking, Rock-climbing, Camping

Oak Hill School endeavors to foster a lifelong love of learning, out of which children will discover their passion and confidence.

Proactive communication ensures that parents know and understand how their students are progressing. Oak Hill teachers work in partnership with families by keeping parents informed about the curriculum and activities and cultural events taking place on campus throughout the year.

Oak Hill School values excellence in math, science, and technology. Curriculum consists of classroom, laboratory, and field-based investigation. Our visual arts, music, and theater programs build a strong base of literary and visual competence. The beautiful seventy-two acre OHS campus becomes an educational resource, through the guidance of our resident naturalist.

What makes Oak Hill’s high school different from others?

•  Our UNcommon approach to education.

•  Our UNcommon core curriculum engages students deeply in the visual and performing arts, daily physical education, and foreign language fluency (French, Mandarin, or Spanish). We place emphasis on literature, analyzing classic works in small groups. We promote investigations of history, asking questions that prompt analysis of our past in order to create a better tomorrow. Literary and historical competence imparts knowledge, insight, and perspective that come only from a solid educational foundation.

•  Our UNcommon programs, including cultural festivals (Equinox Festival, Chinese New Year, Earth Day, et al.), the Outdoor Pursuits program in the middle school, music performances, three annual theater productions, participation in Pole, Pedal, Paddle, and a burgeoning debate team all serve to round out our educational experience. Several students at Oak Hill have individualized schedules so they can participate in extracurricular interests that align well with Oak Hill’s mission, including theater, dance, music, visual art, interscholastic athletics, martial arts, and dual enrollment.

•  Finally, our UNcommon people make the Oak Hill community special. Our students are academically curious, inclusive, understanding, and, more often than not, they do the right thing – they are “caring and responsible critical thinkers.” A tireless, enthusiastic, and engaging faculty leads our students on a daily basis. In addition, Oak Hill has a multi-talented staff that is able to balance many different tasks simultaneously in order to support success for our students. Finally, all the time and energy our parents spend supporting our students both on- and off- the Oak Hill campus.

Taken together, the uncommon core, uncommon programs, and uncommon people define Oak Hill’s excellence.

The culture and curriculum at Oak Hill foster a lifelong love of learning, providing the foundation for students to thrive in college and be successful into adulthood. Oak Hill students develop a confident and poised voice, and a strong and independent character.

Quick Facts

99% of graduates are admitted to 4-year schools

 

Highest SAT scores in Lane County

 

College counseling and search trips

 

AP courses offered every semester

 

Low student/teacher ratios

 

Three foreign languages

 

Nurturing faculty with superior credentials

 

Applied science and math programs

 

Award winning art program

 

Dedicated theater department

 

Music performance and theory

Oak Hill offers a variety of elective courses for Middle School students.

Oak Hill School offers High School electives every day.

Students choose two electives per term.

Languages are a core component of the Oak Hill curriculum.

Creating the Global Scholar

Oak Hill strives to prepare students to become global citizens. The language department collaborates with both the Oak Hill and larger Eugene community to provide engaging learning opportunities for students, and broaden their understanding of others.

What makes Oak Hill's Upper School different from others?

: : Our UNcommon approach to education.

: : Our UNcommon core curriculum engages students deeply in the visual and performing arts, daily physical education, and an expectation of foreign language fluency (French, Mandarin or Spanish).

: : Our UNcommon methods include the regular use of small group discussion, project-based learning, and collaboration.  We promote investigations of history, asking questions that prompt analysis of our past in order to create a better tomorrow.  Literary and historical competence imparts knowledge, insight, and perspective that come only from a solid educational foundation.

: : Our UNcommon programs include cultural festivals (Equinox, Chinese New Year, Earth Day, et al.), Outdoor Pursuits in the middle school, music performances, three annual theater performances, athletics (cross country, volleyball, basketball, Pole, Pedal, Paddle) and a State Champion debate team. Several students at Oak Hill have individualized schedules so they can participate in extracurricular interests that align well with the Oak Hill mission, including theater, dance, music, visual art, interscholastic athletics, martial arts and dual enrollment.

: : Finally, our UNcommon people make the Oak Hill community special. Our students are academically curious, inclusive, understanding, and, more often than not, they do the right thing—they are “caring and responsible critical thinkers.” A tireless, enthusiastic, and engaging faculty leads our students on a daily basis. In addition, Oak Hill has a multi-talented staff that is able to balance many different tasks simultaneously in order to support success for our students. Finally, all the time and energy our parents spend supporting our students both on—and off—the Oak Hill campus.

Taken together, the uncommon core, uncommon programs, and uncommon people define Oak Hill’s excellence.

The culture and curriculum at Oak Hill foster a lifelong love of learning, providing the foundation for students to thrive in college and be successful into adulthood.

Welcome to our Uncommon Upper School community,

Joshua A. Melton
Upper School Head

Joshua A. Melton, Upper School Head

High School Information Webinar

Streamed live on Feb 8, 2017
A webinar to discuss the Oak Hill School high school program with Upper School Head, Joshua A. Melton, Ph.D.