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


The mission of Oakhill Day School is 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.


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.

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 Toddler (Age 2) - 8th Grade
  • Student-faculty ratio: 8:1 Toddler and Early Learner; 9:1 Preschool and Prekindergarten; 15:1 Kindergarten; 16:1 First-Eighth Grade

Early Childhood

  • Grades Toddler (Age 2) – Prekindergarten 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

  • PE is five days a week beginning in Kindergarten
  • Readers and Writers Workshop

Middle School

  • 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:

  • Friendship
  • Caring
  • Humility
  • Integrity
  • Effort
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Organization
  • Responsibility
  • Common Sense
  • Problem Solving
  • Patience
  • Perseverance
  • Sense of Humor
Oakhill Day School
Oakhill Day School
7019 N. Cherry Street Gladstone, MO 64118
Phone: 816.436.6228
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