History and Faith


Robert Thoburn, Sr., a Presbyterian minister, and his wife Rosemary establish America’s first privately owned Christian school with the goal of making schools directly responsible to parents.


The Thoburns build their first school building.

1960's to 1980's

Rosemary and Robert Thoburn write books and travel and speak throughout the United States helping 100’s of others start Christian schools.

1980's to 1990's

Five of the Thoburn sons become Christian school founders or principals.


Oak Hill Christian School is founded by Sheila and Robert Thoburn, Jr.


Oak Hill becomes a member of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools, a leading group of schools and publishers that seek to restore an era of great Christian learning and teaching.


Oak Hill moves to Golf Course Plaza in Reston, Virginia


Oak Hill moves to a new campus, 13525 Dulles Technology Drive in Herndon, Virginia.