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.