Although the Building is Closed... School is in Session!
Oakhill Day School is taking all precautions to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety and well-being of our community (and the greater local and regional community) is our top priority.
Starting Monday, March 23, Oakhill will conduct all classes virtually and all Admissions tours will also be held virtually, Monday-Friday, until we return to campus tentatively on Monday, April 27. Please contact Dorothy Beckham, Director of Admissions and Financial Assistance with questions about enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.
Please complete this form prior to your scheduled virtual tour:
Updates are being provided to the Oakhill community via our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Webpage. We plan to add all updates to this page so that all information is in one centralized location.
- 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.
Oakhill Day School strives to be a competitive co-educational independent school that balances an academic, challenging, and integrated curriculum with 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.
- 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
- 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)
The Lifeskills curriculum is prominent in Oakhill's daily routine. We implement the following Lifeskills throughout the school year:
- Common Sense
- Problem Solving
- Sense of Humor