Admissions Process for Boarding Students


Our flexible 7-day boarding facility, Besant House, provides a warm and friendly home for 12-18 American and international High School students. Students interested in the residential program can complete the online application.  

International Students

Approximately 20% of Oak Grove High School’s student population is international. Most of these students reside in Besant House, our family-style boarding facility. Our teachers, dorm staff, and courses support full immersion into an American education system. If you are an international student in grades 9 through 12 interested in applying, please complete the following steps below:

Apply Online

Due to a system migration, the online enrollment application will be suspended until July 1, 2024. If you would like to apply for High School enrollment in the 2024/25 school year, please contact the Admissions Office at or call (805) 646-8236 x109.


Transcripts and Teacher Evaluation Forms

Teacher evaluation forms are to be completed by your current school. These forms are available upon initiation of your application. They can be returned to Oak Grove School electronically, by fax, or by mail.

  • Transcripts
  • Math Teacher Evaluation
  • English Teacher Evaluation

Testing Requirements

Students who speak English as a second language will require a TOEFL score. While there is no minimum score requirement, a score of 70 or higher is recommended for a student to succeed and thrive within our program. The SSAT is recommended but not required for admission.

  • TOEFL (Required)
  • SSAT (Recommended)

TOEFL Code: 1915

Student and Parent Interviews

We strongly encourage an in-person meeting and tour of our campus. If a student visit is not possible, a Skype interview will be scheduled for both the applicant and the parents with the Oak Grove Head of School, the Admissions Director, and/or the Secondary School Director.

Please schedule ONE of the following interview options:

  • Skype or FaceTime
  • In-Person Campus Tour

Additional Documentation

As an international student, some additional documentation is needed to support your enrollment. Oak Grove provides health insurance and an I-20 for all international students.

  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of VISA
  • Proof of financial means to support the student while in the United States (i.e. certificate of deposit from an international bank).

Non-Discrimination Policy

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.