Oak Hill Academy’s Head of School Named To New VAIS Board Role

Oak Hill Academy, a small, college prep boarding school for high school boys and girls, is proud to announce that the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) has elected Dr. Michael D. Groves to the position of Vice President of its Board of Directors, beginning July 1, 2018. Dr. Groves continues to serve as the President of Oak Hill Academy, a position he has held since 2002. Additionally, Dr. Groves has been tapped as President Elect for the VAIS Board as announced following the Association’s January business meeting in Charlottesville. Dr. Groves has served VAIS over the last several years, most recently as Secretary of the Board of Directors.

VAIS is the leading nonprofit accrediting association of independent PK-12 schools in Virginia. In operation since 1973, VAIS is a resource for accreditation and promoting educational excellence for both private boarding and day member schools throughout the Commonwealth. VAIS accreditation is recognized by the Virginia Board of Education and nationally, by the National Association of Independent Schools.

Dr. Groves’ election reflects his effective leadership at Oak Hill Academy as well as a wealth of independent school experience gained through VAIS service and participation in Accreditation Committee visits to member institutions throughout Virginia.

Oak Hill Academy, founded in 1878, is one of the oldest boarding schools in Virginia. The Baptist school serves a diverse student body seeking personal and academic growth in a structured, coed, college preparatory setting. Operating with the philosophy that there is no such thing as an underachieving student -only an unmotivated one, the school seeks to provide a turning point for high school students. Applications for the 2018-19 school year and summer session are currently being accepted.

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