Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child

Explore Oak Knoll’s PreK-6 Program, a Private Catholic School in Summit, NJ


ak 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. Oak Knoll is a unique school that seeks to provide for its students a healthy balance of the arts, academics, and athletics within the framework of its faith-based mission.

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

At a Glance



Coed Elementary School (Grades PreK-6)

  • 190 students
  • Student/faculty ratio is 7:1
  • Average class size in pre-K and kindergarten is 12; for grades 1 through 6 the average class size is 18

Our Campus

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



  • Wireless campus
  • 1:1 technology program
  • All elementary school classrooms have interactive touchscreens.
  • A state-of-the-art I.D.E.A.S. Lab (makerspace) allows students in pre-K through sixth grade to focus on innovation, design, engineering, art and science in the Lower school. Oak Knoll’s robust technology curriculum boasts enhanced coding, 3D printing, electronic circuits, and virtual and augmented reality.

Community Service

Community Service

100 percent of our students participate in community service and outreach projects through Campus Ministry.

Students and faculty serve at numerous agencies in the area during schoolwide service days and support many outreach projects on an ongoing basis.

Lower School Student Impact:

  • 5 Countries Served
  • 555 Meals Made
  • 500 Clothing Items Donated


The Arts

The fine and performing arts provide a broad array of creative experiences aimed at cultivating the whole aesthetic of each student. Lower School students are introduced to:

  • Choral Music
  • Creative Movement
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Fine Arts
  • Painting
  • Visual Arts

Annual performances include our Arts & Music Festivals, Concerts, Poetry Coffeehouse, and more.

Our Mother Mary Campion Center for the Performing Arts holds approximately 500 people and houses musicals, concerts, plays, assemblies, and campuswide prayer services.


The Library

The Bonaventura Hall Library (preK-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 32-Point Touchscreen teaching center.



The Lower School sports program is viewed as an introduction to skill development, team concepts and sportsmanship. Current opportunities include:


  • Grades 5/6 Interscholastic Boys’ Soccer
  • Grades 5/6 Interscholastic Girls’ Field Hockey
  • Grade 6 Interscholastic Girls’ Cross Country


  • Grades 5/6 Intramural Basketball


  • Grades 5/6 Interscholastic Boys’ Baseball
  • Grades 5/6 Interscholastic Girls’ Lacrosse



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.



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.