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Oak Hill Academy mesmerized by hypnosis!


On April 12th, Oak Hill Academy hosted a show by John Greene, a magician, mentalist, and hypnotist. Mr. Greene took an academic approach to his performance, telling us at every step what he was doing and how. But even though he armed us with some knowledge and forewarning, what he did was still quite mysterious and entertaining! He started with some sleight-of-hand magic, then moved to some “mind reading.” Then came the hypnosis, which involved some 20 volunteers from our staff and students. Mr. Greene relaxed his participants, and eventually had a stage full of subjects who looked and responded like they were “under.” With his hypnotic voice, he put the crew through a series of amusing scenarios, leading their actions with his suggestions. The antics were increasingly absurd, and boisterously funny. Audience members and hypnosis participants left amazed, not sure what they just saw and experienced, but certain that it was a lot of fun! Thanks for a memorable evening, John Greene!

Oak Hill Academy Sustainability Initiative Partners With Gatorade To Reduce Plastic Use

As you may have heard, this year’s Leadership Group launched the Oak Hill Academy Sustainability Initiative to cultivate a campus culture of responsible use of resources.  The initial phase of introducing recycling efforts to dorm life have proven successful.  As a follow up, the Leadership Group distributed water bottles to the student body to discourage our use of disposable water bottles that are prevalent on so many campuses.  Thanks to our Athletic Department’s relationship with Gatorade, we were able to provide high-quality, branded bottles for our students to use throughout the day and as part of campus life.  We appreciate Coach Smith and Gatorade for their generous support of this project!  A special thanks also to the Leadership Group for continuing to shape our mindfulness about responsible use of resources at Oak Hill.

During music class recently, some students stay hydrated with the new bottles.

What does Oak Hill Academy boarding school have in common with ice cream trucks? Diversity.

Each day, after school, our Alumni Campus Store opens and a lot of clubs and activities are happening.  Our kids also have personal business like checking their mail, attending SAT prep class, and checking in with teachers.  It’s a busy time.  But it is also a friendly, social time.  The conversation on the school store deck had turned to, of all things, the ice cream trucks of our childhood (I’m sure it had a lot to do with the weather turning decidedly warm and tons of ice cream being purchased from our store).  Sensing an opportunity for our kids to show their personality and some light-heartedness, I grabbed my iPhone and started filming.  Not everything we do at Oak Hill Academy is as serious as SAT prep class!

Oak Hill honors “Student of the Week”

Congratulations to Mikun A., OHA’s newest Student of the Week!

Mikun was nominated with the following recommendation:

“Mikun possesses a mature attitude toward his studies; he challenges himself with each assignment and participates daily with insightful comments in class. He demonstrates responsibility by keeping up with grades while participating in several extra-curriculars such as soccer, leadership, debate, social issues forum, and the junior class project.”

For this honor, the Principal’s Office regularly solicits nominations from faculty and staff of students who have made notable contributions to Oak Hill Academy campus life.

OHA National Honor Society inducts eight


Oak Hill Academy inducted eight new members into its chapter of the National Honor Society today. Sponsors Mrs. Richardson and Mr. Hebold spoke about the qualifications necessary to become a member. Current members Chris and Oliver highlighted the four pillars of the organization: Scholarship, Character, Leadership and Service. The eight students inducted were Nahum, Mikun, Carritah, Aidan, Alex, Bolu, Josh and Camden. Congratulations!

Contact Information

Oak Hill Academy
2635 Oak Hill Rd.
Mouth of Wilson, Virginia 24363

Phone Number  276-579-2619

Administrative Office Fax Number  276-579-4722

Academic Office Fax Number  276-579-2618

Principal
Ms. Cyndie Richardson
crichardson@oak-hill.net

Director of Girls’ Resident Life
Mrs. Katherine Crede
kcrede@oak-hill.net

Director of Boys’ Resident Life
Mr. Gary Crede
gcrede@oak-hill.net

Director of Financial Affairs
Mrs. Rhonda Bowen
rbowen@oak-hill.net

Student Expense Accounts
Mrs. Paula Phelps
pphelps@oak-hill.net

Student Tuition Accounts
Mrs. Laura Phipps
lphipps@oak-hill.net

Transportation Coordinator
Mrs. Regina Cooper
rcooper@oak-hill.net

Director of Counseling
Mrs. Joy Groves
jgroves@oak-hill.net

Academy Nurse
Mrs. Lynne Ham
nurse@oak-hill.net
Mrs. Betsy Anders
nurse@oak-hill.net

For additional contact info., visit the Faculty & Staff Directory.