Oak Hill School is a coeducational, nondenominational, independent school serving approximately 500 students in PreK through sixth grade. It is Oak Hill School’s mission to build character and integrity in a Christian environment for a lifetime of learning and service.
506 students in PreK through sixth grade
- Average class size: 15
- 8:1 student / teacher ratio
- 61 teachers
- 50 percent hold advanced degrees
- Tenure average: 13 years at Oak Hill School; 16 years in education
- Professional development: 1,500 hours in 2011-12
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
- Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
Progressive curriculum emphasizing challenging core subjects in language arts, science, math and social studies. Teachers take a balanced approach to academics, recognizing students’ needs for mastery of fundamental skills, combined with critical and creative thinking.
Fulfilling the school’s mission, every Oak Hill student is charged to participate in God’s work by serving others. Students learn that ‘whoever would be first, must be last of all and servant of all.’ Serving a broad array of nonprofits, each Oak Hill grade level focuses on a specific service learning theme.
ATHLETICS & ENRICHMENTS
- 250 students participate in athletics.
- 100 students will play some role in this school year’s dramatic performance.
- Cross Country
- 5th and 6th Grade Football
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Girls Volleyball
- Latin (6th grade)
- Physical Education (Daily, K-6th)
- Spanish (PreK-6th)
- Visual Arts
- Viva Voce, hybrid Drama/Public Speaking/Debate (3rd-6th)
- 18 percent of qualifying students receive financial aid
Oak Hill School graduates attend the area’s best secondary schools, where they establish themselves as well-rounded leaders, creative problem solvers and collaborative learners. Oak Hill students take with them a solid foundation of character and integrity, while possessing a desire to continue to learn and serve others.
In the last five years, OHS graduates have attended these schools:
- Battle Ground Academy
- Brentwood Academy
- Christ Presbyterian Academy
- Ensworth School
- Franklin Road Academy
- Harding Academy
- Harpeth Hall
- Lipscomb Academy
- Montgomery Bell Academy
- University School of Nashville
- K-6: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
- PreK: 8a.m.-noon; optional extended day: noon-2:30 p.m.
- Before School Care provided at no additional fee: 7:10-7:40 a.m.
- Explorations (after care program): 2:30-6 p.m.
Admissions Priority Statement
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 Oak Hill School.
A qualified FPC member or sibling will have priority status one time, at the earliest grade level at which that child applies and is accepted. Oak Hill School PreK students must be evaluated for admission to the K–6 program.
Oak Hill School does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed or national origin.
Contact the Admissions Office:
Todd Counter – Director of Admissions
Donna Stewart – Admissions Officer
P (615) 297-6544 F (615) 298-9555