We understand that the choice of school for your child is one of the biggest decisions you, as a parent, will have to make. The implications of the choice are far-reaching, as schools not only educate for 'now’, but for the future. There is an obvious financial commitment to private education, and there is also the expectation that you will be in partnership with the school in regard to your child’s education.
Affording Oak Hall
In order to make Oak Hall Episcopal School affordable for as many families as possible, every student receives almost $4,000 of support. This amount is the difference between tuition and the actual cost of educating a child at Oak Hall Episcopal School. This year, the School provided over $103,000 of needs-based financial aid assistance. Financial Aid awards are reviewed annually. The generous support of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma and the Southern Oklahoma Memorial Foundation, combined with contributions raised through donations to the Opportunity Scholarship Fund* create this program.
Please note that the law regarding the 529 Plan has expanded. Parents may now use this Plan to pay for qualified education expenses including private-school tuition and books from elementary through high school.**
Tuition revenue meets only 62% of the total operating costs of the School. The remainder is made up through a variety of sources, and the expectation is that all our parents will be involved wherever possible. Some fundraising activities include, but are not limited to:
• The Annual Fund
• The annual Auction
• The Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival
• The annual sale of goods (candles, popcorn etc.)
• The annual Warren Martin III Golf Classic
• The annual Clay Shoot
The funds raised through these activities are used for the School's general operating budget.
Beyond fundraising, OHES welcomes the participation of parents in a variety of different activities. This ranges from attendance at functions such as Chapel services, assemblies, and concerts, to being involved in the classroom either as a volunteer for a specific event, or to being a Homeroom Coordinator.
Educational research has shown a child's overall school experience and success are enhanced when there is a supportive partnership between the home and the school. At Oak Hall Episcopal School, we see this relationship as essential to who we are as a community of learners and our mission as an Episcopal school. The partnership between School and families is strong, and we are delighted that you are considering joining the Oak Hall Episcopal School community.
We are very grateful to the following businesses for their generous support of our needs-based financial aid program through the Opportunity Scholarship Fund.
*Please speak with a tax specialist about the positive tax implications for you as an individual or for a company for participating in the Opportunity Scholarship Fund.
** Please speak with a tax specialist about using a 529 Plan to help with tuition and other associated expenses.