At a Glance
Oakhill Day School is a competitive co-educational independent school that balances an academic, challenging, and integrated curriculum in a nurturing and supportive environment. Oakhill's strong partnership of families, educators, and professional staff provides an educational community unique in the greater Kansas City area.
To provide excellence in education through child-centered learning in a supportive, challenging, and rewarding environment that provides students with self-confidence, values, knowledge, and the foundation for leadership through emotional, physical, and social development.
Independent – No Religious Affiliation
Accreditations & Affiliations
Toddler (Age 2) – Eighth Grade
Total Number of Students
Student Teacher Ratio
Oakhill is centrally located in the heart of Gladstone in the historic Linden Hills Neighborhood, just east of North Oak Traffic way behind Margarita’s Restaurant off the intersection of North Oak and 72nd Street.
Head of School
Board of Trustees
39 full-time faculty
Students may arrive as early as 8:10 am. The official school day for Toddler through Fourth grade is from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. The official school day for Middle School (Fifth through Eighth grade) is 8:25 am – 3:30 pm. The Extended Day program is from 7 – 8:10 am and 3:30 – 6 pm.
Applications from new students are welcome year round. Current students who re-enroll are given placement priority until mid-February of the current school year. Individual tours with the Director of Admissions, Leah Gipe, are available by appointment year round. To request a tour or visit, please email or call 816-436-6228.
Average Class Size
Early Childhood – 8:1 ratio
Kindergarten – 9 – 15 Students
First – Eighth Grade – 10 – 17 Students
- 130 computers are available for student use
- Mobile Lab for grades 1 through 8
- Library Laptop Lab for grades Preschool through Eighth Grade
- 1 computer in each Preschool, Prekindergarten classroom
- 2 computers in each Kindergarten through 8 classroom
- Additional Mobile Laptop Lab with 16 computers available for classroom teachers to checkout.
- Extensive education is given to entire community on safety and use.
What does it mean to be an independent school?
- Mission-driven and child-centered
- Has freedom to develop and deliver the curriculum according to student needs and interests
- Focus on high quality and on accountability to families and communities we serve
- Provide an ethos and culture that is values-oriented
What sets us apart from other schools?
Small Class Sizes
Maximum class sizes in all grades are set far below the average for public schools. Small class sizes and lower teacher to student ratios allow us to keep the focus on student-teacher interaction, ensuring individualized attention for each child.
Strong Parental Involvement & Sense of Community
Oakhill parents are encouraged to be partners in the education of their children and to be actively involved in the life of the school.
Challenging Curriculum, Superior Results
Oakhill maintains a challenging curriculum focused on reading, writing, science, and mathematics while providing a broad-based and engaging special interest program. National and state standards consider a school successful when just a portion of students are "at grade level". At Oakhill, our students perform at grade level or above.
Our students also enjoy a variety of program amenities including excellent special courses in technology, Spanish, music, art, library, and physical education, as well as an extensive set of after-school clubs, classes and lessons.
The safety of every Oakhill student is important to us and we know you want to leave your child in good hands. Our campus is situated next to the Gladstone City Hall and Public Safety Buildings. We also maintain closed circuit video security systems, provide teachers and extended care staff with 2-way radios, and limit access to all outside doors via unique family PIN codes. Every precaution is taken to ensure that Oakhill is a safe and secure environment for its students.
$2,557 - $10,167 annually
Oakhill Day School awards financial aid to those who qualify. Sibling discounts are offered as well.
Oakhill offers a healthy hot lunch program. The Farm to School Lunch Program is brought to Oakhill by Bistro Kids and was the first school in the state to offer a farm to table lunch program. Students are also welcome to bring a sack lunch from home. Milk and water is provided to all students.
Oakhill offers a full summer of academic and enrichment programs for students Toddler (Age 2) through eighth grade.
Before- and after-school hours are provided for all grades.
Oakhill fields 5 sports teams with over 70 percent of our middle school students participating in some form of organized athletics. Intramural sports are offered to students Toddler (Age 2) through Fourth Grade.
Special Program Features
Lifeskills are reinforced and encouraged in all Oakhill students and staff. These character ideals help prepare students for life in a positive and healthy way.
Private tutoring services are available to all students and are facilitated by Oakhill faculty.
Middle School Counseling Services
Services from an on staff middle school counselor is provided.
Experiential Education Opportunities
Bi-annual trips to The Florida Keys and Washington D.C are offered in Middle School, as well as Foreign Language Immersion Camp in MN., Curricular related fieldtrips offered to all grade levels
Student Leadership and Service Learning Opportunities
Involvement is encouraged in clubs (Middle School), student government (Middle School), Ambassador Program(Middle School), and service learning projects (All School)
Beyond Oakhill and College Matriculation
Our graduates attend local public and private schools (The Barstow School, Liberty High School, North Kansas City High School, Notre Dame de Sion (High School), Oak Park High School, Kearney High School, Winnetonka High School, Park Hill High School, Park Hill South High School, Pembroke Hill (high school), Smithville, Platte County High School, Rockhurst High School, St. Pius X, and St. Teresa’s Academy).
Some universities and colleges attended by Oakhill Day School alumni include the outstanding institutions listed below: