Oak Hill Academy is fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. The Academy is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, The Southern Association of Independent Schools, The Association of Boarding Schools, and The Small Boarding School Association, and is approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education. Oak Hill Academy is recognized by the Virginia Department of Education and by the United States government for the teaching of foreign students.
The accreditation process of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools is extensive. Every five years a team comprised of educational professionals from member schools visits the campus to provide an assessment of how efficiently the Academy is fulfilling its mission. The Academy presents an extensive self-study narrative and the visiting committee evaluates the Academy based upon seventy-six rigorous standards.