Oak Knoll's House System

Four Houses. One School.

Oak Knoll’s House System builds community, engages students in campus life, develops leadership skills, and strengthens relationships across all grades and interests, PK-12. Like the Harry Potter houses at Hogwarts, every Oak Knoll student is sorted into one of four houses — each named after important places in the life of Cornelia Connelly — founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ). Houses gain points through spirited competitions in sports, the arts, academics, community service, cultural and social activities, and more.

Our fall sorting ceremonies are magical experiences for students and faculty/staff alike!

Our Houses:

  • Mayfield: named after the Old Palace of Mayfield in Mayfield, England, Cornelia purchased and restored the building into a church before welcoming students in 1872. A Holy Child school remains there today.
  • Rosemont: named for Rosemont, PA, where the American Province of the SHCJ is located and a Holy Child school is located.
  • Sussex: named for St. Leonards on the Sea, where Cornelia lived the longest and often referred to as “the dearest of all places on earth.”
  • Towanda: named for the first school founded in America by the SHCJ in 1862.
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Oak Knoll’s Big Give days of giving have begun! The Big Give is special because it’s not just a fundraising initiative; it’s an opportunity for our entire community to come together, celebrate each other, and make a meaningful impact that strengthens Oak Knoll. Whether you have been a member of the Oak Knoll community for one year or generations, you know that Oak Knoll is a special place. Let’s come together to celebrate the Spirit of Oak Knoll! Donate now to make an immediate impact.