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Tuition & Value: Investing in Childhood

How do you grow people of purpose? You plant the seed for a lifelong love of learning. You cultivate intellectual, spiritual, physical, and emotional development over time. You support them as they blossom into joyful learners, faithful friends, and good citizens.

This is the value of an Oak Knoll education.

An investment in Oak Knoll’s Lower School is not only an investment in your child’s education but also in their creativity. Their self-determination. Their faith. Their future. 

We know that choosing a Holy Child private education is a commitment, yet we believe it is also one of the greatest gifts you can give your child.


student to faculty ratio


Average PK/K class size


Student participation in community service


Towns our students call home


Teachers with advanced degrees


Acres between our academic campus in Summit and athletics complex in Chatham

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Holy Child Schools in the United States


Lower School clubs & activities

Your Investment in Childhood

Beyond advantages such as faculty qualifications, range of courses and activities, class size, student achievement, lifelong friendships, and college acceptances, Oak Knoll offers a private, Catholic educational experience that brings together knowledge, faith, awareness of the world, and profound respect for the individual. It’s an independent school education that defies expectations.

2024-25 Tuition


Tuition: $24,900
Fees: $600


Tuition: $28,900
Fees: $950

Grade 1

Tuition: $31,250
Fees: $950

Grades 2 & 3

Tuition: $35,500
Fees: $950

Grades 4 & 5

Tuition: $41,500
Fees: $950

Grade 6

Tuition: $41,500
Fees: $1,350

Included in this cost, each student receives a nutritious lunch daily through our hot lunch program, access to experiences outside the classroom, and access to state-of-the-art technology through our 1:1 technology program.

Tuition Payment Options

  • Tuition payments are payable in one, two, or 10 installments.
  • Families can apply for a loan through Your Tuition Solution with flexible repayment terms of 24-84 months. Families may borrow up to $50,000 with no prepayment penalties.
  • Families that qualify may also apply for financial assistance.

Affording Oak Knoll

We know the cost of an Oak Knoll education is a significant investment, and we are committed to making the Holy Child experience possible for all Catholic and non-Catholic families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. Oak Knoll offers financial assistance to qualifying families and recommends reading this blog even if you think you make too much to be eligible for financial aid: The Myth: I Make Too Much to Qualify for Tuition Assistance.

Scholarship Opportunities

Tri-County Scholarship Fund awards approximately 500 Kindergarten through 12th grade scholarships each year to qualified students. Applications for the 2022-23 Tri-County Scholarship Fund open on November 1, 2021.

The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (SFIC) invites families with children in grades K-12 who attend Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Newark to apply for partial-tuition scholarships. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2021.

We believe (little) people with purpose shape the future.

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The Big Give Is May 21-22, 2024

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.