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



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:

  • Rigorous academic college preparation courses with advanced options
  • Physical development through PE, outdoor play, and athletic teams
  • Social-emotional support
  • Character development
  • 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.


Clubs & Organizations

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.


Summer & Auxiliary Programs

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.


Advisory Program

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.

Read the school newspaper written by students for students. Catch up on all of the latest happenings and announcements from around campus.

The Talon

Middle School Parents-If you have an Upper School student who drives and parks in the student parking lot and would like to give permission for your Middle School student to walk to meet the Upper School student in the parking lot during dismissal, please complete this form.

Middle School Pick Up by Upper School Driver Permission Form


Audrey Jones

Interim Director of Middle School

Tim McCarthy

Tim McCarthy

Assistant Director


Vanessa Kallas

Administrative Assistant


Julie Black

Learning Specialist


Allison Paxton

School Counselor


Tanya Sayour

School Nurse