Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an application deadline?
The application deadline for priority consideration is February 1 of the current year. Interested in Oak Grove? Submit your application now. Applications are accepted after the deadline on a space-available basis.
Do you offer financial aid?
Each year Oak Grove School has a limited amount of need-based financial aid for families with children from Preschool through 12th grade. Priority is given to our returning families. There are not sufficient funds to give aid to all who apply. Families are asked to adjust spending priorities in order to pay for school tuition.
Is financial aid renewed each year automatically?
Oak Grove asks families receiving financial aid to reapply each year. However, once financial aid has been awarded, it is reasonable to expect that it will be renewed each year, providing a family’s financial situation does not change substantially.
Will a request for financial aid influence the admission decision?
No. Oak Grove bases its acceptance of students on academic ability, personal qualities, etc.
When are the entry points?
We accept students at all grade levels if space is available. Priority consideration is given to students who have completed the admissions process by February 1.
Do you issue I-20’s for international students?
After a student has been offered acceptance at Oak Grove, an enrollment contract will be issued to the family. Once the contract is signed and returned, along with the indicated amount of tuition and fees, the Admissions Office will issue an I-20, along with supporting documents, so the student may begin to apply for their F1 student visa.
What is Oak Grove’s student body like?
- Students in Preschool through High school, ages 3 years through 19 years.
- Over 200 day students and 15-20 boarding students, with nearly equal numbers of boys and girls.
- Oak Grove boarding students come from throughout the United States and hail from countries including Australia, Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, China, and Japan.
- Students transferring to Oak Grove come from a wide range of educational backgrounds, including both public and private schools, homeschooling, and charter schools.
What type of student thrives at Oak Grove?
According to our graduating class, students who…
…are open-minded and interested in exploring differing views.
…are self-disciplined and self-motivated.
…are curious and have a genuine interest in learning for learning’s sake.
…enjoy the outdoors, camping, and the natural world.
…are independent, confident, and proud of their uniqueness.
…are warm, friendly, and kind.
…are looking for something different from the “typical” school experience.
…are comfortable in a small, close-knit community where everyone knows each other well.
…have a strong desire to be at Oak Grove.
What type of student is Oak Grove looking to enroll?
The goal of the admissions process is to ensure that the Preschool through 12th grade student population of over 200 reflects the school philosophy as broadly as possible. There is no “typical” Oak Grove student, as the school seeks students (and families) with diverse backgrounds, talents, and interests. The school/family/student match is an essential part of the decision-making process. Above all, we want to enroll students who have the potential to be successful and happy at Oak Grove.
What can I expect when I come to visit Oak Grove?
Oak Grove welcomes admissions visitors throughout the school year. Please schedule a visit online or call our office to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus. Whenever possible, we recommend that this first tour be attended by parents only. During your visit, we will walk through our expansive campus, discuss Oak Grove’s educational philosophy, and allow time for your questions. A campus visit usually lasts about an hour.
We encourage you to attend our Open House in November and High School Showcases in December and May.
Oak Grove School does not discriminate on the basis of any individual or group identity characteristics, such as but not limited to race, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, differing mental or physical abilities, or family structure in the administration of its educational or admissions policies, employment practices, scholarship, and other school-administered programs. View the unabridged policy.