Admissions

We are delighted that you are interested in Oak Hill School for your child. As you talk to our admissions staff, peruse our website, talk to others in our community, you will discover why Oak Hill has developed its reputation for excellence in molding children of character, integrity and high achievement.

For a school more than 50 years old, Oak Hill is a tradition-rich, but progressive independent elementary school that will know, nurture and care for your children. At Oak Hill, both faculty and staff look to partner with students and parents, creating an enthusiastic and consistent base from which to help our children grow in their sense of self, and learn to be the person that God intended them to be. Our teachers are the central element to carrying out our mission. They are dynamic instructors with wide-ranging experiences, working to challenge their students to be lifelong learners – going deeper into subjects and ideas while making connections in the academic environment. Our graduates leave OHS with a solid foundation of character and integrity, while possessing a desire to continue to learn and serve others.

The admissions process begins in the fall prior to the desired year of enrollment. Decisions are generally made in late February or early March of each year. Admittance is based on a candidate’s entire profile, which includes an admission evaluation administered by Oak Hill School, a classroom observation (prospective Kindergarten students only), current school records (Grades 1-6), and a teacher recommendation. All admission evaluations are standardized and age-appropriate.

Admissions priority is given to qualified students whose parents have been active members of First Presbyterian Church for at least three years and to students who have siblings presently attending OHS. A qualified Church member or sibling will have priority status one time, at the earliest grade level at which that child applies and is accepted. PreK enrollment is not considered a priority for admission to the K-6 program.

After decisions are made in late February or early March, applications received during the school year are processed as they are received and each family is served individually. During spring and summer OHS accepts students in PreK through sixth grade as openings occur. Prospective students are placed in a waiting pool for those grades at maximum enrollment.

Oak Hill School maintains a committed focus to our financial aid program. Admission decisions are made independently of requests for tuition assistance.

At Oak Hill, the goal of the admissions process is to faithfully and accurately represent the mission and philosophy of our school to prospective students and families.

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