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Oakland School

Private | 1-8 & ungraded | 40 students

 
 

 

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Posted 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


Posted September 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted November 9, 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.


Posted 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.


Posted 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.


Posted 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!


Posted 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


Posted 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 former student


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool
Clubs
  • Cooking club
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Carol Williams
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Some boarding, some day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • VAISEF
Fax number
  • (434) 296-8930

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Special Education
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special ed
  • Special education
  • Special eduction
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • speech therapy
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Game club
  • Student council/government
  • fitness
  • magic tournament
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
More from this school
  • 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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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
60
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
80
Students typically come from these schools
public school
private boarding and day schools
home school

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$25000 - $40000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
county school system funding

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
public school
private boarding and day schools
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128 Oakland Farm Way
Troy, VA 22974
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Phone: (434) 293-9059

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