The Oakwood School seeks students who demonstrate characteristics consistent with the mission of the school. Emphasis is placed on attracting a diverse student body who will meet the challenges of the curriculum and possess the potential for success in our academic setting. Students with a variety of talents, experiences, and backgrounds are admitted based on academic achievement, academic testing, personal interviews, and teacher recommendations. The goal of the admissions process is to determine whether Oakwood is a good environment for the student's social, emotional, and intellectual development. Applications are accepted year round.
To make applying to Oakwood as easy as possible, we've developed a simple 4-step application process. Learn more about the application process for each age below, and to take the first step to a remarkable future for your child, visit The Oakwood School today.
|1st — 12th|
The Oakwood School welcomes students from around the world to its 41-acre campus in Eastern North Carolina. The school provides housing in the form of “homestays” where students live with an Oakwood host family. Hosts provide accommodations and meals as well as guidance, friendship, and assistance during the student’s tenure.
The Oakwood School has partnered with New Oasis International Education to help international students with the admissions process and assist with their transition to the school and their new experience in the United States.
New Oasis International Education’s mission is to bridge the gaps between opportunity and success within international education to improve the quality of U.S. study abroad opportunities for international students.
Founded in 2008 in Herndon, Virginia, New Oasis partners with The Oakwood School and more than 50 of the most competitive independent high schools in the United States. New Oasis places students with host families as well as assists with their transition into American academics and culture.
The education service provides a host family for students, in which they will become a member of a typical American family for a full immersion experience, for a period of ten months. Students are then given a local coordinator and an academic advisor to assist with scheduling and everyday academic life. Many students will stay in the program and attend an American university upon completion.
If you are interested in attending The Oakwood School as an international student, contact:
New Oasis International Education
607 Herndon Parkway, Suite 210
Herndon, VA 20170 USA
New Oasis Office Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST)
If you are interested in hosting a student at The Oakwood School, contact Amanda Strahin, New Oasis Onsite Coordinator, at 252-931-0760 x1320.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Kelly Robbins, Admissions Director, at 252-931-0760 x1103.
The Oakwood School is committed to making our remarkable school affordable and accessible to a wide range of families across eastern NC. Every child we enroll embarks on a journey to prepare them for success well beyond their graduate education. Oakwood graduates rank highest in the region and well above national private school averages for SAT scores and are sought after by colleges and universities across the country. In the past five years, Oakwood graduates have been awarded $3.7 million in scholarships and awards from some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world. An Oakwood education prepares students for a life of success and opportunities to shape the world in which they live.
The Oakwood School believes in focusing on the education of our children and not on a complex or surprising billing structure that’s hard to plan for. For this reason, we have established an inclusive tuition that allows you to make payments based on a single price each year. Parents can choose from Single Payment, Semester Payment, or Monthly Payment options.
Our inclusive tuition covers supplies, books, class field trips, sports team travel, yearbook, and parent organization fees. Optional programs and services charged on an as-need basis and separately from tuition include: tutoring, athletic sport fees, sports consumable items, intramurals, musical fee, clubs and extracurricular academic competitions, Extended Day, Eagles Landing lunch, Experiential Education Week for grades 9-12, AP tests, online classes, school pictures, and personal Apple device (grades 4-12).
2016-2017 School Year Tuition
|Lower School (grades K-3)||$10,723|
|Middle School (grades 4-7)||$12,258|
|Upper School (grades 8-12)||$12,801|
Oakwood seeks to admit talented and motivated students, regardless of family resources. Oakwood believes that economic diversity enriches the educational environment and opportunities for all our students. Therefore, families that feel the full tuition cost is out of their reach should not hesitate to visit or apply to the school. NC Opportunity scholarships are available and tuition assistance is available in all grades. The Oakwood administration is here to help you determine the best tuition options for your family in regard to this very important educational investment.
Confidential and private process
Need-based, and awarded annually through grants
Determined through third-party evaluation by ISM/FAST
Available for families of students in all grades.