Application

Application Process

Our Admissions Process

Prior to completing an application for admission to Oak Hill School, please schedule a campus tour and learn about our tuition assistance. Important application deadlines are included below. To apply, simply choose the grade for which you student will be applying, below, then follow the steps to complete the application process. Thank you for your interest in Oak Hill School!

Application Deadlines

February 15, 2023 – Priority enrollment application deadline for new students
March 20, 2023 – Deposit deadline for new and continuing students awarded tuition assistance
April 1, 2023 – Deposit deadline for continuing students not receiving tuition assistance

Admission Decisions: Once submitted, your student’s application will be reviewed by an admissions committee comprised of faculty and school administration. We will communicate directly with you about the admission decision.

To schedule a tour, assessment or day visit: Please contact Director of Admissions James Pearson via email or call 541-744-0954 x7105. You can also request a campus tour online here.

The pre-kindergarten application process includes all the following steps:

STEP 1
Make an initial inquiry. Call, email or schedule an in-person tour.

STEP 2
Take a campus tour. The best time to take a tour is when school is in session, so that you can observe our campus and classrooms in action. But we are more than happy to accommodate your schedule.

STEP 3
Complete the Oak Hill School application form online. You will need to create an Alma account to complete the admissions application. Get started.

STEP 4
Pay the $100 application fee. We accept cash, a check made out to Oak Hill School, payment via Stripe, or via credit card by phone: 541-744-0954.

STEP 5
Schedule a Gesell Assessment. Our kindergarten teacher will administer the Gesell Assessment to help us to gauge your child’s readiness for pre-kindergarten. This is not so much a test but an evaluation tool that helps us to observe and measure a child’s readiness for kindergarten. The assessment takes approximately 30 minutes and is primarily conversational.

STEP 6
Watch for a letter of acceptance. Once submitted, your student’s application will be reviewed by an admissions committee comprised of faculty and school administration. We will communicate directly with you about the admission decision. After official acceptance, you will receive an enrollment agreement. Please sign the agreement and pay your deposit within two weeks of acceptance.

STEP 7
Pay the deposit to hold a space for your student. A non-refundable deposit of 10% of total tuition is required at enrollment to reserve a space. We accept cash, a check made out to Oak Hill School, or payment via credit card by phone: 541-744-0954.

STEP 8
Once officially accepted, complete all required digital paperwork through your AlmaStart account and follow the steps associated with our registration process. Our wonderful office staff will happily work with you to get your student onboarded and enrolled in our school! You will receive informational packets and emails with contact information for any questions you may have.

The kindergarten application process includes all the following steps:

STEP 1
Make an initial inquiry. Call, email or schedule an in-person tour.

STEP 2
Take a campus tour. The best time to take a tour is when school is in session, so that you can observe our campus and classrooms in action. But we are more than happy to accommodate your schedule.

STEP 3
Apply for tuition assistance, if applicable. Our tuition assistance program is open to new and returning families for the 2023-24 academic year. Families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The tuition assistance deadline for returning students is February 1, 2023. The tuition assistance application deadline for new families is February 15, 2023.

STEP 4
Complete the Oak Hill School application form online. You will need to create an Alma account to complete the admissions application. Get started.

STEP 5
Pay the $100 application fee. We accept cash, a check made out to Oak Hill School, payment via Stripe, or via credit card by phone 541-744-0954.

STEP 6
Provide us contact information for your current school and the names of your student’s current teachers and their email address(es). We will contact them directly to request a teacher recommendation. This step will be completed within the online Alma application.

STEP 7
Complete and submit a Records Release Form to your child’s school. You can download and email this form to your student’s school, or you can print the form and hand-deliver it to your current school for them to complete and return to Oak Hill School via mail, email or fax.

STEP 8
Schedule the required Gesell Assessment. Our kindergarten teacher will administer the Gesell Assessment, which takes approximately 45 minutes and is primarily conversational. This is not so much a test but an evaluation tool that helps us to observe and measure a child’s readiness for kindergarten. This assessment is scheduled and prior to your student’s experience session.

STEP 9
Schedule an experience session. This is a two-hour session for your student, scheduled on a Saturday, 9am – 11am. This is an opportunity for your student to meet our kindergarten teacher and experience Oak Hill School. It’s also a chance for us to observe and interact with your student in a social/academic setting to evaluate their readiness for kindergarten. Please note that your student’s application must be submitted, and the application fee paid on or before the day of the session.

STEP 10
Watch for a letter of acceptance. Once submitted, your student’s application will be reviewed by an admissions committee comprised of faculty and school administration. We will communicate directly with you about the admission decision. After official acceptance, you will receive an enrollment agreement. Please sign the agreement and pay your deposit within two weeks of acceptance.

STEP 11
Pay the deposit to hold a space for your student. A non-refundable deposit of 10% of total tuition is required at enrollment to reserve a space. We accept cash, a check made out to Oak Hill School, or payment via credit card by phone: 541-744-0954.

STEP 12
Fill out and complete all registration paperwork and steps associated with the registration process. Work with our wonderful office staff to get your student onboarded to our school! You will receive informational packets and emails with contact information for any questions you may have.

The lower school applicants (grades 1-5) application process includes all the following steps:

STEP 1
Make an initial inquiry. Call, email or schedule an in-person tour.

STEP 2
Take a campus tour. The best time to take a tour is when school is in session, so that you can observe our campus and classrooms in action. But we are more than happy to accommodate your schedule.

STEP 3
Apply for tuition assistance, if applicable. Our tuition assistance program is open to new and returning families for the 2023-24 academic year. Families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The tuition assistance deadline for returning students is February 1, 2023. The tuition assistance application deadline for new families is February 15, 2023.

STEP 4
Complete the Oak Hill School application form online. You will need to create an Alma account to complete the admissions application. Get started.

STEP 5
Pay the $100 application fee. We accept cash, a check made out to Oak Hill School, payment via Stripe, or via credit card by phone 541-744-0954.

STEP 6
Provide us contact information for your current school and the names of your student’s current teachers and their email address(es). We will contact them directly to request a teacher recommendation. This is completed online through the Alma application process.

STEP 7
Complete and submit a Records Release Form to your child’s school. You can download and email this form to your student’s school, or you can print the form and hand-deliver it to your current school for them to complete and return to Oak Hill School via mail, email or fax.

STEP 8
Schedule a Gesell Assessment. Students entering 1st grade are required to complete a Gesell Assessment. This is not so much a test but an evaluation tool that helps us to observe and measure a child’s readiness. This assessment will take place during the student’s day visit. Students entering 2nd grade and up are not given the assessment.

STEP 9
Schedule a day visit. This is an opportunity for your student to experience Oak Hill School. It’s also a chance for us to observe and interact with your student in a social/academic setting. Please note that your student’s application must be submitted, and the application fee paid on or before the day visit.

STEP 10
Provide your student’s most recent report card. Your student’s report card must be provided to our Admissions Office.

STEP 11
Watch for a letter of acceptance. Once submitted, your student’s application will be reviewed by an admissions committee comprised of faculty and school administration. We will communicate directly with you about the admission decision. After official acceptance, you will receive an enrollment agreement. Please sign the agreement and pay your deposit within two weeks of acceptance.

STEP 12
Pay the deposit to hold a space for your student. A non-refundable deposit of 10% of total tuition is required at enrollment to reserve a space. We accept cash, a check made out to Oak Hill School, or payment via credit card by phone: 541-744-0954.

STEP 13
Fill out and complete all registration paperwork and steps associated with the registration process. Work with our wonderful office staff to get your student onboarded to our school! You will receive informational packets and emails with contact information for any questions you may have.

The upper school applicants (grades 6-8) application process includes all the following steps:

STEP 1
Make an initial inquiry. Call, email or schedule an in-person tour.

STEP 2
Take a campus tour. The best time to take a tour is when school is in session, so that you can observe our campus and classrooms in action. But we are more than happy to accommodate your schedule.

STEP 3
Apply for tuition assistance, if applicable. Our tuition assistance program is open to new and returning families for the 2023-24 academic year. Families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The tuition assistance deadline for returning students is February 1, 2023. The tuition assistance application deadline for new families is February 15, 2023.

STEP 4
Complete the Oak Hill School application form online. You will need to create an Alma account to complete the admissions application. Get started.

STEP 5
Pay the $100 application fee. We accept cash, a check made out to Oak Hill School, payment via Stripe, or via credit card by phone 541-744-0954.

STEP 6
Provide us contact information for your current school and the names of your student’s current teachers and their email address(es). We will contact them directly to request a teacher recommendation. This is completed online through the Alma application process.

STEP 7
Complete and submit a Records Release Form to your child’s school. You can download and email this form to your student’s school, or you can print the form and hand-deliver it to your current school for them to complete and return to Oak Hill School via mail, email or fax.

STEP 8
We ask that students entering grades 6-8 print, complete and return to us a Student Questionnaire that identifies their strengths and weaknesses and describes who they are and their interests.

STEP 9
Schedule a day visit. This is an opportunity for your student to experience Oak Hill School. It’s also a chance for us to observe and interact with your student in a social/academic setting. Students entering grades 6-8 will also need to complete assessment tests in math and reading/literature. Usually, this will occur during their day visit, but occasionally an additional visit might be necessary. Please note that your student’s application must be submitted, and the application fee paid on or before the day visit.

STEP 10
Provide your student’s most recent report card. Your student’s report card must be provided to our Admissions Office.

STEP 11
Watch for a letter of acceptance. Once submitted, your student’s application will be reviewed by an admissions committee comprised of faculty and school administration. We will communicate directly with you about the admission decision. After official acceptance, you will receive an enrollment agreement. Please sign the agreement and pay your deposit within two weeks of acceptance.

STEP 12
Pay the deposit to hold a space for your student. A non-refundable deposit of 10% of total tuition is required at enrollment to reserve a space. We accept cash, a check made out to Oak Hill School, or payment via credit card by phone: 541-744-0954.

STEP 13
Fill out and complete all registration paperwork and steps associated with the registration process. Work with our wonderful office staff to get your student onboarded to our school! You will receive informational packets and emails with contact information for any questions you may have.

The Gesell is an assessment tool that allows us to view the developmental age of your child.

Developmental age indicates where your child is (generally) behaving socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually when compared to typical behaviors characteristic of that age. It also includes skill levels related to language and learning. Most children do not experience an even growth rate across these various areas of development. Some individual behaviors may be ahead and some behind those assumed to be typical of a given age.

Your child’s developmental age may be different from his or her actual age. Kindergarten is the first year of formal schooling for many children and some specific behaviors in all these areas are anticipated. However, these behaviors may or may not be consistent with the child’s actual development stage at this time.

Consideration of your child’s behavioral age is important when determining school readiness. It is this school readiness that plays a huge part in a child’s success. Coping with school routines requires that a child be able to adhere to rules, listen to and follow directions, wait his or her turn, work independently and much more. Children are ready to start school when they can cope with the complexities of the school environment and learn at the same time.

One cannot push a child to develop more quickly; however, a large variety of enriching experiences will enable your child to grow more fully in skill and confidence at his or her developmental stage. By reading to your child often, encouraging imaginative play, by talking with your child and using everyday tasks as learning opportunities, you can make valuable contributions to his or her progress.

The Gesell Institute: Ready or Not, Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?
Copyright 2006 by Gesell Institute of Human Development

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