Oak Hall School

Frequently Asked Questions

Oak Hall School welcomes applicants regardless of race, religion, ethnic, or national 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 online application form and submit the following materials to Nancy Coleman, Director of Enrollment Management:

  • a copy of your academic record
  • a copy of your test scores
  • teacher recommendations for Grades K-12
  • a writing sample (short essay) for Grades 6-12 
  • a discipline report for Grades 6-12

A personal interview and shadow day is also required.

Do applicants for admission need to meet any requirements?


Applicants must provide us with report cards for the past two school years, as well as standardized test results and teacher evaluations. Students must be academically on or above grade level and must not have prior discipline/behavioral issues to be considered for admission.

What are the school hours?

  • 3 year old-Grade 5 Before Care 7:30-8:00 (No Charge)
  • 3 year old & 4 year old – 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?

3 year old through grade 3 classrooms at the lower school have a full-time teacher and a full-time teaching assistant. Class size ranges from 16 students in the 3 year old Preschool to 20 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?


Each division (Lower, Middle and Upper) is housed in its own building. All three divisions are located on the same 44-acre campus.

Does Oak Hall have Tuition Assistance?


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

For further information about tuition assistance, please contact Nancy Coleman at (352) 332-3609 ext.112.

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?


Oak Hall offers a wide range of athletic programs for our student body. 14 SPORTS, ONE TEAM! We field 44 teams for grades 6-12 and offer a Community Sports League with opportunities in 9 different sports for our students in grades K-5. Through the dedication of our student-athletes and coaching staff, Oak Hall is fortunate to compete annually for county, district, regional, and state championships. We take a tremendous amount of pride in accommodating all who want to play at the Middle School level which allows every Oak Hall student the experience of wearing the burgundy and gold!  Obviously, life lessons and the experiences in sport are invaluable.

Are values stressed in all divisions?


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?


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 3 year old- Grade 5 may attend a daily supervised after-school program. We offer basketball, soccer, French, dance, chess, scouting, cheerleading, computers as some of our after school classes.

Do you have extended care hours?


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

Cost for the Year        
 2 Year Plan
 Fulltime 3 year old- Kindergarten 2:45-3:30   $230 Aug/Jan $115
Fulltime 3 year old - Gr. 5 3:30-6:00    $940  Aug/Jan $470 
Grades 6-8 3:00-6:00    ** $6/hour or daily maximum of $18
**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?


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?


Students in Kindergarten through grade 2 take the Stanford Achievement Test and students in grades 3-7 take the Iowa Achievement Test each spring.

Students in grades 8-11 take the PSAT.

Do you offer a summer program?


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.

Registration for the Oak Hall Summer Program will be available February 2018 at www.oakhallsummerprogram.org.
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