Lower School student leading the pledge of allegiance

Leadership

At Oak Knoll, we seek to empower our students to become leaders in order to ensure they not only will find their place in society after graduation but help lead it.

Student Council

Each year, incoming sixth graders are encouraged to pursue positions with the Student Council Executive Board: president, vice president, secretary or treasurer.

New for the 2019-20 school year are the additional elected positions of athletic, arts and ministry leaders.

Each September, students in grades 4-6 are also elected to represent their respective class. Student Council meetings are held throughout the year.

Peer Leadership

Students experience leadership firsthand from their Upper School counterparts through our Peer Leadership Program in which seniors work with fifth and sixth graders under the direction of the Upper School Dean in cooperation with Student Council.

Students look up to their peer leaders and emulate their behavior and attitudes.

Leaders in Faith

Lower School students in fifth and sixth grade take on leadership roles through their liturgical ministries and prayer families.

Leadership Thrives Here

A signature portion of the Oak Knoll curriculum is the fifth and sixth grade leadership program. During these critical years, students are encouraged to participate in – and impact – the leadership community of the school. Integrating the schoolwide “Formative Five” Success Skills, five- and sixth-grade students participate in leadership retreats, mini lessons throughout the school day, advisory lunches and hallway huddles. Throughout the year, they will create measurable goals and a class mission statement.

Program Focus

  • Leaders respect themselves
  • Leaders respect others
  • Leaders are effective communicators and problem-solvers
  • Leaders take ownership for their actions and strive to be their best
  • Leaders care for our community