Oak Hall School

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Oak Hall School
Gainesville FL Oak Hall School sign02.jpg
Oak Hall School is located in Florida
Oak Hall School
Oak Hall School
1700 SW 75th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607

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Coordinates29°38′19″N 82°25′47″W / 29.6387416°N 82.4297057°W / 29.6387416; -82.4297057Coordinates: 29°38′19″N 82°25′47″W / 29.6387416°N 82.4297057°W / 29.6387416; -82.4297057
School typeIndependent preparatory
MottoScholarship, leadership, service
GradesPre-K through 12th
Color(s)Burgundy and Gold
RivalSaint Francis Catholic Academy

Oak Hall School is a private school in Gainesville, Florida, that was founded in 1970.[1] Gainesville finished desegregation of their high schools in 1970.


The school was founded in 1970, when court orders required public schools to be racially integrated. Although technically a private school, the school was largely built with funds provided by industrial revenue bonds raised by Alachua County.[2]

The school established a sister school relationship with the Changzhou #2 Middle/High School.


The school is sited on a 44-acre (18 ha) campus and includes a 400-seat theater, art and photography center, media center, science labs, gymnasium, lighted soccer field, lighted football field, and brand new tennis courts.

Lower School

Cofrin Arts Center

Athletics and extracurriculars[edit]

Oak Hall has a Spanish program and was placed first in Division 1A at the Florida State Spanish Conference in 2010. It also has a Latin program and was placed first in the Senior Division and first in the Junior Division at the 2010 FJCL State Forum held between April 14, 2010 and April 17, 2010. The Senior Division won again in 2012, 2014.[3] 2015,[4] and 2016.[5] Its Certamen team has won multiple state and collegiate level tournaments.[6]

Edith D. Cofrin Theater

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Beckmann, Chris; Boucias, Judy (1994). A History of Gainesville and its people. Gainesville, Fla.: Oak Hall School. OCLC 31069252.
  2. ^ "RESOLUTION NO. 99-18" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 16, 2019. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "2014 Forum Results". Florida Junior Classical League. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  4. ^ "2015 Forum Results". Florida Junior Classical League. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  5. ^ "2016 Forum Results". Florida Junior Classical League. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  6. ^ "Oak Hall School -> Latin Certamen Meet". www.oakhall.org. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ellington's long road to Miami". Gainesville.com. Retrieved July 8, 2015.

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