Month: November 2015
The boarding school lifestyle is built around milestones of the school year – The first open weekend, the first major holiday break or exam week, for example. The 2015-16 school year, now 2 1/2 months in, has been filled with such milestones, big and small. Almost unanimously, our students have been surprised at how quickly we have arrived at our first major break of the school year: a 10-day break for Thanksgiving. That is a really good sign of a productive year.
Our student body comes from many far-flung places and our breaks need to be significant to accommodate travel schedules. With over 15 countries and over 20 states represented, many of our students fly home or are invited by close friends they’ve made at Oak Hill Academy to enjoy the holidays with their families. We’ve become logistics experts in assisting with travel plans for our students over the years. It is an exciting time on “The Hill” today and I wanted to share some images from today’s departure for Thanksgiving Break 2015!