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Experiences Beyond the Classroom: Oak Knoll Clubs & Activities

From field trips and retreats to special assemblies and holiday celebrations, Oak Knoll’s Lower School students enjoy enrichment programs and after-school activities that make learning fun while building a sense of community.

Culture Club

Culture Club

[Grades 5-6] Members share their cultures and ethnicities and discuss current topics about diversity. Activities include book discussions, round-table talks, and presentations on multicultural topics.

Maker Club

Maker Club

[Grades 4-6] Students participate in weekly maker activities in the I.D.E.A.S. Lab, finding solutions to fun problems (such as how to make the stickiest slime!).

Yearbook Club

Yearbook Club

[Grades 5-6] Student photographers and editors discover and explore their passions while learning the ropes of the school yearbook.

Elementary School Clubs

[All Grades] Part of our extended day program, this fee-based after-school enrichment program gives students the opportunity to join a variety of academic, sports, and arts clubs.

[All Grades] Students are invited to participate in a weekly art club during recess time to complete projects from class, as well as explore new materials. This offers a smaller group setting for students to get more individualized attention on their projects. Students can drop in when they please to make artwork.

[Grades 5-6] Students meet once a month during lunch to discuss the book of the month.

[Grades 1-4] Created to build awareness of those in need around the world, this club aims to make a positive change in the lives of those suffering and to make our world a better place.

[All Grades] Students are invited to sign up for Drama Club through our After-School Adventures program. Students share their performances during schoolwide Friday assemblies.

[Grades 4-6]  The club is associated with Math Olympiads, a non-for-profit corporation dedicated to stimulating enthusiasm, fostering creativity, and strengthening intuition in mathematical problem solving. The students work through the problem of the month as well as practice problems in preparation for the 5 competitions given at school throughout the year. 

[Grades 5-6] Students conduct interviews, take photos, write articles, and design the layout of our Lower School newspaper, which is published once each trimester.

[Grades K-6] This monthly club invites students to gather in our Chapel and join in the saying of the Rosary during recess time. Rosaries and instructions are provided.

[Grades 1-6] Students Promoting Attitudes of Respect and Kindness (SPARK) is a club for students who come together to make a difference. Projects have included making cards on Valentine’s Day, cleaning up the local park on Earth Day, and more.

[Grades 4-6] Sixth-grade students provide leadership as president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer (elections take place in the spring of fifth grade), and students in grades 4 to 6 can run for class representatives. Student Council also helps in a variety of leadership roles throughout the year.

[All Grades] Students are invited to come to this before-school club whose purpose is to bring sunshine into the lives of others through cards. This group creates and delivers cards for all occasions and truly brightens another’s day.

[All Grades] Once a month, students ring a singing bowl and name something or someone they are grateful for. They practice breathing techniques, meditation, and yoga poses to cultivate mindfulness.

We invite your child to grow with 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.