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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Remote Learning Day
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Due to the weather forecast and winter storm warning, Oak Knoll School’s campus will be closed on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, and will operate on a virtual learning schedule.

Upper School runs from 8:10 to 12:30. Students should check their email from Mrs. McGroarty for more information.

Lower School students in PreK to grade 2 brought home materials from teachers for optional review and enrichment and may also log in to Clever to access all learning apps. Teachers of students in grades 3-6 will post snow day assignments on the Homework grid on Clever by noon.

All after-school activities have been canceled.