EQUIPPING STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS Focused on connecting students to their developing interests and abilities while fostering a love of learning.

CONFIDENT AND CAPABLE

LEARNERS

Upon completion of 8th grade, our students leave prepared to take on the challenging academic program in Oak Hall’s Upper School. Most significantly, during these foundational years, our students discover the importance of character and integrity. We place a strong emphasis on the holistic development of each student through:

  • Physical development through PE, outdoor play, and athletic teams
  • Rigorous academic college preparation courses
  • Advanced math and science program
  • Social-emotional support
  • Character development
  • College counseling
  • Leadership opportunities

An Empowering Liberal Arts Curriculum

Oak Hall’s Middle School blends its curriculum with academic, artistic, athletic, and service opportunities, thus providing students with the motivation to achieve academic excellence, become leaders within their community, and develop a strong sense of personal and social responsibility.

Discover Oak Hall

Experience Oak Hall student life by touring our classrooms, science and computer labs, performing arts center, newly constructed STEM Center, and indoor and outdoor athletic facilities. Join us for a Saturday Tour or a Shadow Day to see why Oak Hall is Gainesville’s top choice for independent school education.

Schedule a Tour
Middle School clubs, offered during the school day, allow students the opportunity to explore a variety of interests that complement academic pursuits as well as build new areas of passion. Clubs include Book Club, Math Club, Crochet, Spanish, Gardening, Student Government, and many other student-inspired activities.
Oak Hall’s Summer and Auxiliary Programs offer enrichment activities outside of school hours and throughout the summer, offering students a unique opportunity to explore interests beyond the classroom. Activities offered through these programs range from Art and Robotics to Horseback Riding and Martial Arts.
Each week, the Middle School’s Advisory groups meet to focus on character education, building relationships, making good choices, developing positive peer interactions, setting personal goals, choosing healthy lifestyles, and learning about their own special talents and uniqueness.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STAFF

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Dr. Diana Murdock

Director of Middle School

dmurdock@oakhall.org
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Tim McCarthy

Assistant Director

tmccarthy@oakhall.org
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Vanessa Kallas

Administrative Assistant

middleschooloffice@oakhall.org
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Michael Fernandes

Learning Specialist

mfernandes@oakhall.org
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Allison Paxton

School Counselor

apaxton@oakhall.org
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Tanya Sayour, RN

School Nurse

tsayour@oakhall.org