Oak Hill School USED to be the best school in Nashville. It has become nothing but a "business" run by a dictatorship. The head of school if awful! She is a bully! She bullies the teachers and this year alone 20 faculty/staff have quit. That was UNHEARD of back in the good old days. She is so mean. I
... Read more don't even think she likes kids. She has totally ruined the school! Please someone get rid of her before her contract is renewed this year! Save the school and let's get it back to the great place it was before SHE came along! Read less
Posted by a other on 07/19/13
The Oak Hill School has steadily improved its academic excellence in the past few years since the current head of school has taken over. We have been at the school for over 10 years and have experienced the leadership changes first hand. We are so pleased that the teachers are now collaborating on
... Read more their curriculum between and across grades. The new head has made great strides to ensure excellence among the staff, and it has improved or weeded out those faculty that seemed satisfied with just being average. The increased focus on academic excellence has in no way affected the nurturing atmosphere and Christian character of the school. We have experienced an improved culture that is growing in diversity and acceptance. We are so pleased with the school's new direction and perspective. With gratitude for the current leadership, A parent Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/21/13
OHS is losing 13 faculty members this year. The trajectory of the school has significantly changed since the hiring of the current head of school in 2009. Christian principles and culture are primarily noted only in specific classrooms. Leadership's management style is questionable for a healthy school.
... Read more Many master teachers have left. Academic standards have declined in many areas, as has the sweet nature of the school. Hiring practices for classroom teachers appear to not align with the Christian school's stated mission statement. In my opinion, Oak Hill's value has declined in recent years if your primary consideration is academic excellence in a Christian environment. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 05/01/13
I am a former student. Oak Hill was an awful school. it seems as if they discourage advancement or any type of diversity. my mother also taught there.she quit after one year due to the poor leadership by the administration. I left for public school and it has been the best decision of my life as it has
... Read more more so prepared me for the real world. the public school education has also given me the opportunity to exams and grow into the person I want to be as opposed to the person I am modeled into. it is a waste of money. the only thing positive are about half of the teachers. Read less
Posted by a other on 04/29/13
Great teachers. Terrible Head of School. Teachers complain about her leadership and being over worked with work outside the classroom. The long standing Christian base has rapidly departing since this Head took over. Many families that have been there for over 20 years have and are leaving. I have
... Read more two kids that graduated from OHS but we are now taking the others out of OHS. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/23/12
Don't know who the sour grapes people are but my experience of the Oak Hill School has been awesome. The teachers are so sweet and caring. The new head master, who is a wonderfully articulate woman, has brought accountability (and accreditation) to the school, which was long overdue. It indeed is a Christian
... Read more oriented school where the kids raise the flag as a student body and a values lesson is given to start the day. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/15/11
I disagree with the recent marginal reviews of Oak Hill School. This school has always been strong in this community, and those traditions have been enhanced and brought up to date with this current administration. Keeping abreast of Best Practices in K-12 education takes a lot of work and initiative,
... Read more and I believe this is happening well at Oak Hill. The school continues to maintain it's family-oriented feeling. The Christian teaching at Oak Hill is so crucial and continues to be strong. The strongest part of this school is the incredibly hard-working teachers who pour their heart and soul into our children academically, spiritually, and emotionally. A school is only as strong as it's teachers, and this is definitely a strong suit of Oak Hill. Our children are incredibly happy there and so are we. We wouldn't be anywhere else in Nashville. The Head of School is fantastic, and I disagree that she discourages opinions from families or faculty. Instead, she is a leader, she encourages other people's ideas and input, and takes her job to keep Oak Hill strong academically and spiritually very seriously. Change is hard, but necessary. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/15/11
Correct Information Please: There have not been 4 or 5 Heads of School in the last few years or 15 years. There have been 3 which is completely normal since our current Head has just been at Oak Hill for the last 2 years. Sissy Wade was Head of School from 1994-2001, Claire Wilkins 2002-2008, and
... Read more Jennifer Hinote 2009-present. What is also normal and wise is to have an Interim Head during the year of the search process: Bill Campbell. This information is from Google and my knowledge of being there through each one. I feel that each year Oak Hill continues to improve from a very good school to an excellent one. We love Oak Hill as well as the faculty and staff. I hope that anyone who is concerned will realize that any change is hard, and for the school to continue in excellence there will always be molding and remolding of every part. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/14/11
I would have to agree with the precious 3 posters about the current state of Oak Hill School. The powers that be who select these heads of school just cannot seem to get it right. The new head wants to control every aspect of the school and does not value the school's traditions enough to keep them.
... Read more In her attempts to "fix" what she feels is wrong with the school she has stripped the school of its identity. Parents may as well send their children to Ensworth or Harding...fine schools both. What made us stand out before was a rich Christian tradition that was in the forefront but not crammed down our throats. We had a certain sweetness and gentleness AND a commitment to academic excellence. Profession of faith has not totally left the building, but it is certainly in the periphery. And with 5 heads in the past 15 years or so no one on the board would dare dismiss her as it would be more poor PR for the school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/12/11
This school is a top flight institution with excellent facilities and a rich tradition. I have been very pleased with our experience thus far and this school is clearly among the top 3 schools of its type in Nashville. I do wish that the curriculum was more demanding, but the school walks a fine line
... Read more between exacting studies and placating the wealthy parents of not so bright children. Parental involvement at the school is great and widespread, but often excessive from a number of helicopter parents. Again, a high wire act for administrators worried about getting on the wrong side of influential donors and power brokers in the Nashville community. Read less
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