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Oak Hill Academy

Thank you for considering Oak Hill Academy.


History In the mid 1800s, members of small Baptist churches in Ashe County, North Carolina, and Grayson County, Virginia, envisioned a place of learning for the children of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain Region. In 1873, the New River Baptist Association of Virginia voted to establish Oak Hill Academy. Oak Hill held its first session in the fall of 1878. Traditional hallmarks of the school have remained intact throughout the generations: co-educational, boarding, Baptist affiliated, mission-focused, and uniquely diverse. With such a rich heritage, Oak Hill Academy has experienced many different facets of leadership and association. At one time in the mid twentieth century, the Academy was concurrently operated by the local public school system and by different sections of the Baptist Convention. Today the school is governed by an independent board of trustees. While the constituents of the Academy might now arrive to the 270-acre campus from afar, and accreditation is bestowed from state and nationally recognized education associations, the beautiful setting and intentionality of the school’s program continue along the visionary path of the Oak Hill Academy founders. Of course much has changed since the school’s inception in 1878. New buildings, modern technology, and contemporary methods of learning characterize our daily operations today. Yet, at its core, the spirit of Oak Hill Academy remains intact … administration, faculty, and staff members partnering together on “the hill” in a life-affecting mission. Providing an educational alternative to today’s teenagers and their families … what could be more important? The Oak Hill Academy mission is proudly steeped in tradition dating to 1878. This is a mission that remains vibrant and relevant, and continues unabated.

  • Day school tuition No Information
  • Grades for day school 8th Grade/Year 9 -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Year founded 1878
  • Boarding school tuition N/A - $34555 USD
  • Grades for boarding school 8th Grade/Year 9 -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Curricula Host Country's National
  • Type Co-ed

Admissions Information

  • First application deadline Rolling
  • Second application deadline Rolling
  • Application fee (domestic) $50 USD
  • Application fee (international) $50 USD


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • Native English teachers Yes

School Life

  • Most common nationality US
  • Average class size 8

Sports Teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Climbing, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling