Activities & Community

On campus, Oak Hill students have access to outdoor play structures; a sensory gym, featuring swings and climbing equipment; an indoor gymnasium; an outdoor swimming pool; natural and synthetic athletic fields; and a vegetable garden next to the active chicken coop. Students cook frequently in one of two school kitchens, with ingredients sourced by them from our own garden and laying hens; weekly trips to local farmers markets; and regular local shopping trips.

On campus extras include bi-weekly activities such as student staffed morning café and summer car washes, regular cooking and sharing of lunch and snacks, and visiting performance artists involving students in musical and dramatic events.

Physical education includes on campus ball games in the gym or on the fields, and off campus horseback riding at Giant Steps Therapeutic Riding Program, winter swims at Mill Valley Rec Center, and hiking at nearby Phoenix Lake. Summer activities include kayaking on the Bay and more distant recreational activities at sites such as McNears Beach and WaterWorld.

Oak Hill School’s campus is adjacent to undeveloped open space, ideal for hiking and nature exploration.

Students participate in regularly scheduled visits to outside organizations for service learning, arts education and social interaction. The Marin Food Bank provides an ideal site for service learning,; arts-related activities include Cal Performances, Intel Computer Clubhouse, Autistry Studios and Art Abloom. The teen participation at Bridge Club at Redwood High, fostering social interaction with typically developing peers, includes a multi-school prom in the spring.

The town of San Anselmo provides varied opportunities for library visits, shopping, public transit trips and internships. The school’s three vans, and the Golden Gate Transit system, make the greater Bay Area available to Oak Hill students of all ages.

Family events include shared celebration at Harvest Dinner and Graduation, and parents-only festivities at friend-and-fundraising events such as Margaritas at Marinitas and Stand UP! for Kids with Autism.