THE NEED TO ASK QUESTIONS

THE NEED TO ASK QUESTIONS An adolescent doesn’t learn by listening.  They just don’t, they are pre-occupied by so many other things swirling around in their heads and they also have a short attention span for things that don’t engage them.  To really learn, a student needs to be constantly thinking, articulating points of view, […]

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A Recipe for Learning

In life we have a plan for everything including our everyday lives.  What’s for dinner?  Shall I learn a new skill?  Is it time to find a new home?  How can I save for the future?  Well, we at Oak Hill Academy, use something called “Our Recipe for Learning.”  It is our belief that all […]

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Thinking Hats Come to Oak Hill Academy

Most of us have heard that if we have a problem, we should put on our thinking hat.  Oak Hill Academy eighth graders have found out that there are actually six hats that we can use to diagnose, analyze, and systematically find possible solutions to difficulties we find in business, school, or in life. The […]

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THE 20 KEYS TO STUDENT SUCCESS

Every student can learn valuable thinking skills when given the opportunity.  Memorizing facts and filling out mindless worksheets does little to expose the student to new thoughts that can be combined with prior knowledge to help expand the reasoning process.  We need citizens who can take information, make sense of it, evaluate, test and make […]

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“We’re Back”

“We’re Back” The last four weeks have proven to be successful in getting our students back in the learning mode, either live in school or remotely using our Swivl/Zoom technology.  The great news is that our teachers report that the possible learning loss of Oak Hill Academy student’s during this pandemic time has been minimal […]

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What Does College Ready Really Mean?

Often first year college students who were getting straight A’s in high school find themselves getting B’s and sometimes C’s in college. Their professors comment and research finds that often secondary school assignments require only low level work such as memorize, describe, or locate. These questions are usually factual and samples of which are, “Can […]

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16 Reasons to Choose a Private School over a Public School

(Comparing Public School to Oak Hill Academy – The Best Private School in Monmouth County) Teachers in independent schools are more than disseminators of knowledge. They are integral parts of their schools and are experts in their fields allowing them to always construct the learning environment to heighten student interest.  Teachers are not sidetracked by […]

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Oak Hill Academy Students Learn By Exploring

“How can we eliminate plastics from our environment?”  “What are the characteristics of planet Earth which make it unique?”  “What features might you change if you were starting a new super planet?”  “How does the Internet work and how can it help people in society?”           These and many more thought provoking questions have been […]

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