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128 Oakland Farm Way
Troy, VA 22974

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(434) 293-9059
(434) 296-8930
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August 12, 2015
My daughter has experienced success at Oakland School. The low student:teacher ratio, the beautiful farm setting the individualized instructional plans and the nurturing environment make Oakland unique. It's a true testimony when my daughter always says at the beginning of a school break, "I wish I was still in school!"

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2015
Oakland School offers the best boarding / summer program in the state! They give the individualized attention that all students need, and they do it in an extremely fun way. The grounds are beautiful! The staff is kind! And every one there is extremely happy to be a part of such a great community!

- submitted by a community member

October 14, 2013
"THE BEST SUMMER EVER"-these wonderful words were spoken by our son after attending camp at Oakland School. The individualized program was exactly what he needed to excell. He has always worked on grade level. However, with the skills and confidence gained at Oakland, he is now thriving! With the help of audio books introduced at Oakland (Kindles in the classrooms), he completed his first novel this summer and, now, actually WANTS to read! He has always loved Math, but is quick to tell everyone that Math is SUPER FUN at Oakland! One of the greatest academic areas of growth we noticed as parents was in written language. He completed a composition course during the summer that not only focused on sentene structure, grammar, research, formatting, editing, and keyboarding but it incorporated our son's interests, enthusiasm and learning style which allowed him to accept new challenges, built confidence and ensured success. We are beyond pleased with the academics at Oakland and equally as pleased with the camp classes. Sports, swimming, art, nature and horseback riding made the experience feel like camp and learning feel like fun! We are counting down the days until next summer!

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2013
- neglected our child - did not teach him anything - promised that students would be able to read ANY word by the end of the program - which was not true - the staff could not handle minor problems and freaked out over something as simple as a child's homesickness

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September 30, 2012
Oakland School is an amazing school and has made a life difference for our son. The teachers are incredibly caring and proactive. Whereas in public schools our son was lucky to complete half a year of content in a year, at Oakland he is accomplishing 1.5 years of content each year. The low student teacher ratio makes all the difference, and the teachers truly work as a team. The farm setting is beautiful and low key. But the school does push the kids. Oakland fundamentally understands that all of us have gifts and that we need to accentuate those gifts and learn to work around our weaknesses. In the public schools that our son went to, they basically just focused on the weaknesses and we knew our son was capable of so much more. The improvement in our son s confidence and self esteem over the last two years has been amazing. The school has worked hard to improve parent outreach over the last two years and it shows. They are also working to integrate more digital tools, but have to balance that against a fundamental back-to-basics that has worked for decades. We strongly recommend that anyone with a bright kid that needs to overcome a challenge like dyslexia to consider Oakland.

- submitted by a parent

November 09, 2009
I worked at this school for 3.5 years in the residential program. Seeing the students outside of the classroom in sports, activities, clubs, and during study sessions, I not only saw the children's grades improve; I saw a marked increase in self-confidence. Many students came to Oakland with a disdain for school and for learning because it had been so difficult for them in the past. Through working with the teachers at Oakland, these kids began to succeed and renew a love for learning. They were no longer afraid to try new things, speak up in front of a crowd, or form a friendship with a classmate. I observed minor behavior problems disappear and be replaced by leadership qualities both in and outside of the classroom. By recognizing the individual needs of each student, the teachers and the residential staff create an optimal learning atmosphere.

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October 14, 2009
I have worked at Oakland for nearly 20 years. During that time, I have experienced many wonderful changes as the school contiues to grow. The positive atmosphere, a country setting, positive students and staff make Oakland a wonderful place to learn.

- submitted by a community member

October 14, 2009
My nephew attended Oakland for five summer camp sessions. Those Oakland summers undoubtedly changed his life. He not only learned to be a successful student and grew academically, he also learned how to be a student of character and self-worth. As a current honors high school student, he is thankful and appreciative for the guidance and education Oakland provided.

- submitted by a community member
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October 13, 2009
Oakland is an amazing school dedicated to the needs of each individual student. Students at Oakland work at his/her own pace to reach his/her potential!

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March 25, 2009
My experience is that this school is very over rated. There is a definite lack of regular comprehensive staff development to empower its teachers. The school has teachers who are very nice people but consider the actual program or curriculum to be very average. While I think that the small class sizes and 1-1 teaching excellent - I also think that the constant use of text books and worksheets not a very meaningful way to teach children with a learning disability particularly dyslexia.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2007
The academic programs are top notch. A+ The extracurricular activities are good, I like the horseback rideing classes, great bonus. Parents are involved with childs school work and progress. Oakland is a wonderful School with a great staff that truly care for the students. I highly reccomend it for any child struggleing in school. This school changed my life.

- submitted by a student
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Oakland School is a small day and boarding school for bright girls and boys ages 6 to 14 with learning differences such as dyslexia, ADHD and processing disorders. The Oakland program offers individualized academic programs that incorporate multi-sensory teaching, daily one-to-one instruction, technology and small class sizes (5:1 student to teacher ratio) to ensure the success of each student. Oakland School is located near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Oakland School
128 Oakland Farm Way, Troy, VA  22974
(434) 293-9059
Last modified Oakland School is a Private school
Oakland School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top