Using the facilities of the Unitarian Church on West Front Street in Lincroft, New Jersey, Oak Hill Academy opened
its doors in September of 1981 to students in seventh and eighth
grades. In 1984, the school, now including a sixth grade, moved to a ten-acre campus on Middletown-Lincroft Road in Lincroft. The facilities included a ten-classroom building,
an administration building, and a pool. The following years saw the
addition of a fifth grade, as well as a gymnasium, library, and Commons
building with expanded lunchroom, computer room, and offices. Outdoor
facilities included a baseball field, soccer field, basketball court,
and playground. In 1989, another classroom wing was built to accommodate
the Lower School.
Recent additions have included a technology center, expanded science
lab, art room, outdoor tennis courts, Lower School "Heads-on/Hands-On"
room, and a permanent indoor pool enclosure. The new millennium brought
VISIONS 2000, a capital campaign that funded a new library, art, drama, and music building.
2001, the school acquired 4+ acres of property adjacent to its fields
on West Front Street. The multi-family home located on the property was
converted to a state-of-the-art Center For Early Learning. The facility houses pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.
The year 2005 brought a new addition to Oak Hill's campus: a large
Scire student activities center (SAC). This facility includes a main
room with large seating space, an indoor and outdoor stage, kitchen, and
dressing rooms. The new building also includes a media room for
multimedia production, new computer classroom, and distance learning
Continuing our growth in 2010, the unparalleled Soler Science and Environmental Center on the grounds of the Harris Scienceplex is tucked away on the West Front Street side of
Oak Hill Academy’s beautiful twenty acre campus. Dedicated in the names
of Joseph A. and Theresa F. Soler, the Science and Environmental Center
with five dedicated labs, exciting new technology, and abundant natural
resources, the Science and Environmental Center allows our students to
study science in more dynamic ways than ever before. The Center houses
cutting-edge equipment including digital microscopes, interactive
whiteboards, a building energy dashboard, and a hydroponics system to
help students investigate their world.
Oak Hill believesthat all children have an instinctive need to learn, a naturalcuriosity, and a desire to do work of significance. Our intention is
to combine the strongest possible academic atmosphere with a
supportive, caring environment in an effort to develop self-confident,
motivated students who have a love of learning.
Our programs are designed to meet the individualneeds and unique learning style of each student. Each child is anactive participant in a learning process which stresses real-worldconnections and interdisciplinary experiences. Graduates leave Oak
Hill Academy with a positive sense of self, a consideration for others,
and a commitment to life-long learning.