Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)

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Oak Hill Academy
Oak Hill Academy is located in Virginia
Oak Hill Academy
Oak Hill Academy
2635 Oak Hill Road


United States
Coordinates36°35′57″N 81°20′24″W / 36.5992443°N 81.3399567°W / 36.5992443; -81.3399567Coordinates: 36°35′57″N 81°20′24″W / 36.5992443°N 81.3399567°W / 36.5992443; -81.3399567
TypePrivate, Christian Boarding school
Motto"The Turning Point"
Religious affiliation(s)Baptist/Christian
PrincipalTodd Giszack
Head of schoolDr. Michael Groves
Enrollment132 total[1]
100% boarding
Average class size17–20 students
Campus420 acres (170 ha)
Campus typeRural
Color(s)Red, Gold, and Black               
AccreditationSACS, VAIS
PublicationThe Arrow
NewspaperWord of Mouth
Tuition$34,555–$41,570 (2019–20)[2]

Oak Hill Academy is a co-educational, private, Baptist-affiliated Christian secondary school in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, United States. Oak Hill's enrollment of approximately 150 students are boarding, serving grades 8–12. It is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.[3]


In 1873, Oak Hill Academy was voted establishment by the New River Baptist Association of Virginia and held its first classes in the Fall of 1878.[4]


Sports offered at Oak Hill include, for boys: Gold, Red, and White basketball, baseball, and tennis, while for girls includes, volleyball, cheerleading, and tennis.[5]

Basketball program[edit]

The Oak Hill Academy Warriors basketball program is considered by some as one of the top prep basketball teams in the nation, having produced future NBA Hall of Famers Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant, among others. In 2017, USA Today ranked Oak Hill as the third best basketball program of the decade[6] Under head coach Steve Smith, the Oak Hill Warriors was crowned "National High School Champions" nine times from 1993, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2012 and most recently in 2016.[7]

Oak Hill Academy Basketball Hall of Fame inductees:[8]

Notable basketball players[edit]

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  2. ^ "Tuition & Financial Aid – Oak Hill Academy". www.oak-hill.net. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Oak Hill website". Oak-hill.net. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  4. ^ "History – Oak Hill Academy". www.oakhill.net. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Athletics – Oak Hill Academy". www.oakhill.net. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "Which is the best basketball program of the decade so far?". www.usatodayhss.com. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "Oak Hill wins Dick's Nationals in fifth trip to final with tip-in OT". www.usatodayhss.com. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "OHA Hall of Fame". www.oakhillhoops.com. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  9. ^ "Player Bio: Chris Brown". Osubeavers.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i Dave Iannone. "NBA Draftees – Oak Hill Basketball – Oak Hill Academy". Oakhillhoops.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  11. ^ "Carmelo Anthony". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  12. ^ "Player Bio: Steve Blake". Umterps.com. 1980-02-26. Archived from the original on 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  13. ^ "Oak Hill Academy star Dwayne Bacon hasn't lost but all he wants is to be a winner". www.usatodayhss.com. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  14. ^ "Kevin Durant – Hoopedia". Hoopedia.nba.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  15. ^ "Player profile at". Nba.com. 1989-09-23. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  16. ^ "Virginia's Powerhouse". Sports Illustrated. 2002-10-24. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  17. ^ "After multiple moves, five-star forward Billy Preston finds happiness at Oak Hill (Va.)". www.usatodayhss.com. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  18. ^ "Lakers Sign Rajon Rondo". nba.com. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Jerry Stackhouse profile at Basketball Database". Databasebasketball.com. 1974-11-05. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  20. ^ "Dirk Nowitzki, Grizzlies say Jerry Stackhouse can help Vanderbilt". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  21. ^ "Rod Strickland profile at Basketball database". Databasebasketball.com. 1966-11-07. Retrieved 2011-10-10.

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