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Explore Oak Knoll, a Private Catholic School in Summit, NJ

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is a Catholic independent school, coeducational from kindergarten to grade 6, and all girls in grades 7 to 12.

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  • The Oak Knoll Difference

    Oak Knoll’s mission since its founding in 1924 has been to cultivate intellectual, spiritual, physical, and emotional development in all of our students. Students, along with their families, experience academic programs that encourage excellence in each student, a strong faith commitment, respect and reverence for each person, freedom of expression through the creative arts, a competitive athletic program, and active involvement in campus ministry opportunities that expands their understanding for the global world in which they live.
  • Global Connections

    Oak Knoll was founded in 1924 and is one of 10 schools in the Holy Child Network of Schools that provides independent Catholic education across the United States. Today, Oak Knoll provides: 
      • A Private Catholic Coed Elementary School for Grades K-6
      • A Private Catholic All-Girls Middle School for Grades 7-8
      • A Private Catholic All-Girls High School for Grades 9-12
    The Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus have schools in England, Ireland, France, Nigeria, and Ghana. All Holy Child schools operate under the American Province Society of the Holy Child Jesus, based in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. Oak Knoll shares the goals of the Schools of the Holy Child Jesus
  • Holy Child Goals

    Grounded in our 150-year heritage and influenced by the unique challenge of educating children for the 21st century, our Goals heed Cornelia Connelly's admonition to provide an education which "meets the wants of the age."

    The following Goals have been developed collaboratively by Holy Child educators. They are principles by which we teach children and, in doing so, perpetuate our tradition.

    Goal 1
    Holy Child Schools foster a faith commitment that engenders a joyous personal relationship with God in addressing the challenges of the world.

    Goal 2
    Holy Child Schools live, learn, and worship as a dynamic Christian community.

    Goal 3
    Holy Child Schools offer an intellectually challenging and creative program of study that develops a love of learning and academic excellence.

    Goal 4
    Holy Child Schools work for Christian principles of justice, peace, and compassion in every facet of life.

    Goal 5
    Holy Child Schools create a learning climate based on trust and reverence for the dignity and uniqueness of each person.

    Goal 6
    Holy Child Schools promote the personal growth and development of all who participate in the life of the school.
    Goal 7
    Holy Child Schools ensure the continuation and growth of Holy Child mission and philosophy in the school.

    The trustees, administrators, faculty and staff commit themselves to educate by these principles and to lead our students to embrace these values for themselves.
  • Enrollment

    • 520 students, kindergarten through grade 12 
    • Student/faculty ratio is 7:1

    Coed Elementary School (Grades K-6)

    • 196 students
    • Average class size in kindergarten through grade 4 is 12; for grades 5 and six the average class size is 18

    All-Girls Middle and High School (Grades 7-12)

    • 324 students 
    • Average grade size in grades 7 to 8 is 34 to 36.
    • We look to enroll a select student population with a grade size of 62 to 64 in grades 9 through 12
  • Our Campus

    • Beautiful 11-acre campus in Summit, New Jersey. 
    • State-of-the-art athletic fields are located on 14 acres in Chatham, New Jersey
  • Class of 2018 Profile

    The Class of 2018 Profile includes key facts about Oak Knoll and highlights grades and test scores, along with other academic data collected from the Class of 2018.
  • Technology

    • Wireless campus 
    • 1:1 technology program 
    • All elementary school classrooms have 32-Point Touchscreens and video/DVD players. 
    • A state-of-the-art I.D.E.A.S. Lab (makerspace) allows students in kindergarten through sixth grade to focus on innovation, design, engineering, art and science in the Lower school. Oak Knoll’s robust technology curriculum boasts a Genius Hour, enhanced coding, Wonder Workshop K-12 with additional challenge packs for Dot and Dash robots, app-building curriculum, Swift Playground from Apple for iPads, and CoSpaces for creating virtual environments.
    • In the Upper School, state-of-the-art computer labs in middle and high school are equipped with the latest software and equipment, including scanners, laser and photo printers, visual presenter/document camera, digital cameras, and video cameras. 
    • Three 3-D MakerBot printers and 2 Dremel 3-D Printers
  • Community Service

    • 100 percent of our students participate in community service and outreach projects through Campus Ministry. This includes students in our coed, private, Catholic kindergarten through our all-girls high school in grade 12.
    • Students and faculty serve at numerous agencies in the area during schoolwide service days and support many outreach projects on an ongoing basis.
  • Transportation

    Our families come from more than 68 surrounding towns and reflect a broad diversity of socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. We offer several transportation options to travel to Oak Knoll.
  • Arts

    • The fine and performing arts provide a broad array of creative experiences aimed at cultivating the whole aesthetic of each student, from our coed, private kindergarten through our all-girls high school in grade 12.
    • Our Mother Mary Campion Center for the Performing Arts holds approximately 500 people and houses musicals, concerts, plays, assemblies, and campuswide prayer services.
  • College Prep

    • One hundred percent of our all-girls high school graduates attend college. The college admissions process has become increasingly competitive, and Oak Knoll offers a full time college counseling staff to ensure that the process remains personal and focused on each student’s strengths and needs. We offer 17 advanced placement courses to our Upper School students.
  • Libraries

    • The Bonaventura Hall Library (K-6) houses more than 11,000 books, circulates more than 650 multimedia materials to support curriculum, and offers a variety of print and electronic resources and a SMART Board teaching center. 
    • The Hope Memorial Library for our all girls middle and high schools (grades 7-12) houses approximately 15,000 volumes, as well as newspapers, magazines, music CDs, audiobooks, and DVDs.
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is a Catholic independent school coeducational from kindergarten to grade 6 and all girls in grades 7 to 12. Oak Knoll was founded in 1924 and is one of 10 schools in the Holy Child Network of Schools that provides independent Catholic education across the United States.


44 Blackburn Road
Summit, NJ 07901
Phone: (908) 522-8100
Email  the Lower School (coed, K-6)
Email the Upper School (all-girls, 7-12)
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