FAQs

  • Oak Hill School’s mission is to provide the best K-12 education, creating caring and responsible critical thinkers.



  • Oak Hill School provides a rigorous, inspiring learning experience for students who seek an intense education that fosters the growth of character as well as knowledge. Oak Hill considers its role to be that of igniting interest and sparking inspiration, as well as bestowing knowledge. Oak Hill teaches each student in the manner best suited to that learner. This is possible because of small class sizes and low student to teacher ratios. Our core values reflect our expectations of kindness, integrity, and respect. This enables our students to thrive as individuals, which supports their academic success.

  • We strive to look like our local community.To provide a richer learning environment, Oak Hill seeks a student body that is economically and culturally diverse. 46% of our families qualify for some amount of Financial Aid. 15% of our Upper School student body is comprised of international students. Of our entire student body, 16% speak English as a second or a third language at home.

  • Independent schools are private schools that are independently governed by their own boards of trustees. They are mainly financed by tuition payments, charitable contributions, and endowment revenue, and occasionally receive limited government funding. Independent schools are subject to rigorous accreditation standards and are validated by a national commission every seven years.

  • Oak Hill School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), AdvancED (formerly NWAC) and the National Association of Independent Schools.

  • 16:1 Lower School; 12:1 Upper School.

  • There are 199 Oak Hill students in grades PK-12. The Lower School (PK-5) has approximately 99 students and the Upper School (6-12) has 100 students.

  • Oak Hill students participate in a large variety of youth athletic programs (KidSports, YMCA, Little League, Babe Ruth Baseball, Pop Warner Football, etc.) in grades K-5. Additionally, as a member of the Mountain West Athletic Conference, OHS fields excellent Cross-Country teams for both middle and high school. 2015-16 also marks a return of our MS girls’ volleyball and basketball teams to the Mountain West. As we grow and mature as a school, we will add more sports teams and programs depending upon interest and numbers. If Oak Hill School does not offer a sport in which your child is interested, he or she can (and many do) play that sport at their “home” school (ex: South Eugene). In this way, we have students participating in HS football, baseball, water-polo, swimming, and crew among other organized sports.

  • An Oak Hill tuition covers the cost of a regular academic day (full day, every day, for every grade) and includes work with eight specialists: Spanish Mandarin French Music PE (every day) Computers Visual Art Public speaking

  • An Oak Hill tuition covers the cost of a regular academic day (full day, every day, for every grade) and includes coursework with exceptional faculty members: Science Mathematics Foreign Language Physical Education English History Visual Art Theater Art Music Computers

  • We offer a wide variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the upper school. If a student is ready, he or she can take an AP course as early as the 8th grade. Our AP courses include: AB Calculus BC Calculus Music Theory Art Portfolio US Government English Language English Literature French Language French Literature Spanish Language Spanish Literature US History Statistics European History Environmental Science Macroeconomics Human Geography Latin Literature

  • 100% of our students are admitted to four-year colleges. Examples include NYU, Dartmouth, Williams College, University of Pennsylvania, Claremont-McKenna, Sarah Lawrence College, Middlebury College, MIT, Carleton College, and the Pratt Institute of Art. (For a more complete list, please reference our College Acceptances page.)

  • Priceless… The breakdown for the 2019-2020 school year is: Pre-K $7,000 Lower School $17,500 Middle School $18,600 High School $19,000

  • Oak Hill School does not receive funding from a church, from the state, or from the federal government. While we cost more than other programs in the area, we are not bound by religious or government mandates. We retain what other schools cut out. Our program is significantly less expensive than other independent northwest schools with equivalent offerings.

  • We do not offer sibling discounts. Some families interested in having all of their children attend Oak Hill apply for a financial grant through our financial aid program. One of the main criteria is number of students. (For more information, please refer to the financial aid program handout.)

  • Approximately 46% of our families receive some sort of financial aid. Oak Hill can cover up to 65% of a student’s total tuition need. (For more detailed information, please refer to the financial aid program handout.)

  • Each family is required to devote a minimum of 30 hours of service per school year. If you have particular talents, such as fundraising or marketing skills, you may be asked to share those skills with the staff and board by participating on a board committee, which will count toward the service requirement. More information about volunteer opportunities can be found at http://oakhillschool.com/campus-life/csa/.


  • There are two major fundraising activities: the annual fund appeal and the auction. In the fall, parents, grandparents, alumni, staff, and friends of the school are asked to contribute to the Annual Fund where every gift benefits every student. In the spring, the school holds an auction at which parents, businesses, and members of the school community provide donated items and participate in silent and live auctions. The Community Support Association coordinates fundraisers during the year, such as Pizza Friday and eScrip, to raise funds for special programming requested by the teachers, students, and administration.

  • Lower school runs from 8:10am until 3:00pm. Our Upper School is in session from 8:00am until 3:15pm.)

  • Contact us at the information below, or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/oakhillschool


    James Pearson

    Director of Admissions

    jpearson@oakhillschool.net

    541.744.0954 x 105

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