Oak Hall School
 
Admission

Frequently Asked Questions

Oak Hall School admits students of any race, color, religion, disability or national or ethnic origin.

When may I submit an application for admission?

Applications are accepted anytime during the year; however, applicants are encouraged to apply in the fall of the year prior to prospective admission.

Qualified Applicants are placed in a waiting pool and are notified of space availability following the re-enrollment of current students. Priority is given to siblings and children of our alumni.

What are the requirements for admission?

The first step in the admission process is to complete an application form and submit the following materials to the Director of Admission:

  • a copy of your academic record
  • a copy of your test scores
  • teacher recommendations
  • a writing sample (short essay) for Grades 9-12 

A personal interview and shadow day is also required.

Do applicants for admission need to meet any requirements?

Yes.

Applicants must provide us with report cards for the past two school years, as well as standardized test results and a teacher evaluation. Students must be academically on or above grade level to be considered for admission.

What are the school hours?

  • Preschool & Jr. Kindergarten – 8:30-2:45    
  • Kindergarten – 8:15-2:45    
  • Grades 1-5 – 8:15-3:30
  • Grades 6-8 – 7:50-3:00
  • Grades 9-12 – 7:55-3:00

What is your class size?

Each classroom at the lower school has a full-time teacher and a full-time teaching assistant. Class size ranges from 16 students in the preschool to 22 students in kindergarten through grade 5.

Classes in the Middle and Upper Schools range in size from five to 19. The student to teacher ratio is 12:1.

Are the Divisions located in separate buildings?

Yes.

Each division (Lower, Middle and Upper) is housed in its own building. All three divisions are located on the same 43-acre campus.

Does Oak Hall have Tuition Assistance?

Yes.

Tuition Assistance or Financial Aid is available for Grades Kindergarten through 12.

Further information about tuition assistance may be obtained from the Admission Office.

What type of curriculum do you offer?

Oak Hall is proud to offer a very rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. Please visit the academics area of our web site for a complete listing of regular, honors and advanced placement courses offered in the Middle and Upper divisions.

The Lower School offers an accelerated curriculum to all students in Kindergarten through grade 5. In general, our students are working one grade level ahead of a standard school curriculum. The curriculum can be adjusted as necessary to meet the needs of an individual student.

Does the School have an Athletic Program?

Yes.

Oak Hall fields teams in almost every sport for boys and girls. Emphasis is placed on good participation and good sportsmanship.

Are values stressed in all divisions?

Yes.

There is a strong emphasis on values and community service. Kindness, honesty and respect are an integral part of the Oak Hall Honor System.

Community Service hours are required for graduation. A few of the service activities include: serving meals at the St. Francis House, collecting food for the local food bank, and filling holiday stockings and supplying gifts for the Wish Upon a Star Program.

Does the school offer after school activities for students?

Yes.

In addition to our daily after-school program, Middle and Upper School students may attend sports practices and club activities that take place after school. The Oak Hall Media Center is open daily until 4:30 p.m. for students who would like to study or do research.

Students in grades Preschool-5 may attend a daily supervised after-school program. We offer basketball, soccer, French, dance, chess, scouting, cheerleading, computers, and some of our after school classes.

Do you have extended care hours?

Yes.

Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 A.M. They may stay in our supervised after-school program until 6:00 P.M.

Pre-Paid Aftercare

Grades Time  Cost for Year  2 Payment Plan 
Fulltime Preschool - Gr. 5 2:45-6:00  $940  Aug/Jan $470 
Preschool or JK 3-Day  2:45-6:00  $570  Aug/Jan $285 
Fulltime Preschool - Gr. 1  2:45-3:30  $230  Aug/Jan $115 
Grades 6-8 3:00-6:00  ** N/A
 
**Daily rate is $1.50 for every 15 minutes or any part of 15 minutes. Fifteen minute time blocks will begin at each quarter hour. After 6:00 PM the rate is $1.00 per minute.

Do your students wear uniforms?

Yes.

Students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 wear uniforms. Our uniform provider is Lands’ End School Uniforms. The uniform consists of a collared polo shirt with navy or khaki pants or shorts. The polo shirts are available in several colors. Girls may also choose jumpers, dresses, skirts, or skorts from the provider.

Students in grades 9-12 have a dress code.

Do your students undergo any standardized testing?

Yes.

Students in Kindergarten through grade 7 take the Stanford Achievement Test each spring.

Do you offer a summer program?

Yes.

Half-day and full-day camps are offered for ages 3 to 12th grade during the summer. These camps include sports, the arts, day camps, and several academic enrichment courses such as SAT Prep.

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