Fast Facts


  • Founded in 1947
  • Coed, Non-parochial Independent Day School
  • Accreditations & Affiliations: ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States), NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools), AMLE (Association of Middle Level Education), NCA (North Central Accreditation), NBOA (National Business Officers Association), Gladstone Chamber of Commerce, Northland Chamber of Commerce


Oakhill Day School is a community where students are challenged, known, valued, and inspired to be their best self.


Our vision is to inspire through scholarship, achieved by empowering compassionate learners to contribute through adaptability, resilience, and service.

Core Values

  • We encourage students to embrace their social responsibility through the development of strong moral values and self-discipline
  • We encourage critical thinking skills in all students so they will love the process and end result of learning
  • We support students in reaching their personal best in physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development
  • We encourage flexibility in curriculum development and teaching approaches in order to fit the makeup of each classroom and each child
  • We value respect for all people - students, staff, families, our community, and our larger world
  • We value learning and we know that making mistakes is part of the learning process of preparing for the real world

Student Body

  • 365 students from 18-Months - 8th Grade
  • Student-faculty ratio: 8:1 18-Month and Toddler (age 2-3); 9:1 Preschool and Prekindergarten; 15:1 Kindergarten; 16:1 First-Eighth Grade

Early Childhood (18-months thru Prekindergarten)

  • Grades 18-Month – Toddler (age 2-3) include both half- and full-day options
  • Foreign language instruction begins in Toddler
  • Each Early Childhood classroom has access to iPads which are used to integrate technology into the curriculum

Lower School (Kindergarten thru Third Grade)

  • PE is five days a week beginning in Kindergarten
  • Readers and Writers Workshop
  • Introduction to Lab Sciences beginning in Kindergarten

Intermediate Division (Fourth and Fifth Grade)

  • Designed to support the transition into Middle School
  • Have the opportunity to choose electives
  • Direct instruction of organization and study skills

Middle School (Sixth Grade thru Eighth Grade)

  • MacBook Program begins in 5th Grade
  • Middle School students have the opportunity to participate in experiential learning trips to places like the Heifer International Ranch, Washington D.C., Concordia Language Immersion Village, and Marine Biology School in the Florida Keys.

Faculty and Leadership

  • Board of Trustees: 14 Members
  • 52 Full-time teaching faculty members


  • Racial – 15.64% Self-reported minority students
  • Economic – 19% of students on financial assistance
  • Geographic – Students from five counties, 7 school districts, and 29 zip codes

Tuition and Assistance

  • $22,000 in financial assistance awarded in 2018-2019 school year
  • Any family may apply for assistance
  • Oakhill utilizes FAST (Financial Assistance for School Tuition) for the entry, processing, and calculation of financial information used by The Financial Assistance Committee to determine need and recommend award amounts


  • 82% of Middle School students participate in sports programming
  • Grades 4-8 can participate in competitive Cross-country, Girls and Boys Volleyball, Girls and Boys Basketball, Track and Field


  • 4.947 Acre Campus
  • Community garden with 20 raised beds, and two additional green/garden spaces
  • 120ft. x 90ft. – 8U regulation soccer field
  • Attached gymnasium with a full-size court for basketball and volleyball, two sets of side goals to accommodate multiple half-court games, climbing wall, and movable bleachers that hold approximately 350 spectators
  • 75 solar panels among other additional environmental improvements including drinking bottle fillers, designated compost and recycling areas, lighting and low flow plumbing upgrades, water cistern system and rain barrels

Lifeskills (Character Education)

We challenge the Oakhill community to embrace social responsibility through the understanding and modeling of our Lifeskills through community connections: 

  • Resilience - patience, perseverance, flexibility, grit, present, mindfulness

  • Compassion - friendship, caring, empathy, kindness, sense of humor, positive attitude

  • Service to Others - citizenship, cooperation, stewardship, respect, considerate, helpfulness

  • Responsibility - organization, self-control, common sense, accountability, self-discipline

  • Effort and Initiative - problem solving, determination, motivation, self-management accountability, follow-through 

  • Trustworthiness - honesty, courage, loyalty, reliability, integrity, humility, forgiveness, fairness

  • Respect - tolerance, manners, considerate, openness, conflict management, listening

Oakhill Day School
Oakhill Day School
7019 N. Cherry Street Gladstone, MO 64118
Phone: 816.436.6228
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