Admissions Process

As is the case with other boarding schools and day schools, inquiries and applications are received throughout the year and applicants are accepted on a space-available basis, although most students enroll in June or September.

Please contact Admissions for tuition information for both the five-week and year-round programs.

Please note that school tuition and fees may be tax-deductible as medical expenses. Children who have been diagnosed as having a specific learning disability may qualify for deductions under federal income tax regulations.

The admissions process involves the following steps:
We are happy to arrange for prospective parents to speak with parents of current or former students.

  • Parents or educational consultants initially should speak with Admissions. At that time, a preliminary evaluation will be made to determine whether Oakland is an appropriate school for the prospective candidate and informational materials will be sent from the school.
  • The Student Application enclosed with the school’s materials should be completed and returned to the school along with current educational and psychological evaluations (the WISC is most commonly used), Student Evaluation Forms to be filled out by current teachers, school records including achievement test scores and teachers’ comments and any other pertinent information. The application process can take several weeks so please apply as early as possible. It is important for us to receive and review all of the information listed above so that we can make sure that we are a good match for your child and your child is a good match for us.
  • If it is determined that Oakland is a suitable match for the child, parents will be contacted to arrange an on-site interview and tour of the school.
  • Families may apply for tuition assistance when their child is accepted to the program. Any assistance awarded will be determined by the Scholarship Committee based on financial need, available funds and other pertinent factors. Please ask for more information.

For further information and to apply, contact:

Carol Williams, Head of School
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Abigail Sprague, Admissions Director
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Telephone: 434-293-9059