Located in Marin County, Oak Hill School serves students across the San Francisco Bay Area with autism and related developmental differences. Oak Hill reviews candidates for admission year round. There are no deadlines for applying. Oak Hill is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, and certified as a Non Public School (NPS) for purposes of accepting funding through the student’s home school district. Oak Hill also accepts private pay families.
Our admissions process includes conversations, information sharing, student observation and data collection conducted by a team of Oak Hill professionals. Our goal is to determine if the individual strengths and challenges of each child can be served optimally by placement at Oak Hill in the classroom positions that may be available at the time of application.
The admission process starts with a tour of the school and an orientation regarding the philosophy, curriculum and multidisciplinary therapeutic teams represented throughout the program. Once the student’s parent or guardian has submitted an application, a time is scheduled for the student to visit for an informal observation by the staff. This is also an opportunity for the student to experience the school environment. For the young child, this includes a play session on the playground and/or in the relevant classroom. For older applicants, the visit also includes a school tour incorporating something of special interest to the student, as well as time spent in the classroom. The multidisciplinary admissions team represents staff members who commonly work with students at the developmental level of the applicant. Once a determination is made regarding a match with family and school, an acceptance may be extended to the student and family.
Means of funding tuition and therapeutic services for each student is made independent of acceptance at Oak Hill School. Advocacy for public funding remains the responsibility of the family, and Oak Hill maintains an open and accessible relationship with many school districts in the Bay Area. The majority of students are funded through their school districts, with support of NPS funding through the Individualized Education Program either already in place, or in process. The family may also pay tuition privately.
For questions and inquiries regarding admissions at Oak Hill School please contact:
Michael Breard, M.Ed.
Director of Admissions