Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Judeo-Christian in heritage, Roman Catholic in teaching and worship, is an independent school for boys and girls in kindergarten through grade 6 and young women in grades 7 through 12. The Oak Knoll community commits to the education and growth of the whole child, as articulated by the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Cornelia Connelly. The school fosters a faith commitment that engenders a joyous personal relationship with God in addressing the challenges of the world. In a learning climate that is based on trust and reverence for the dignity and uniqueness of each person, Oak Knoll provides an intellectually challenging and creative program of study that fosters excellence in every aspect of school life and prepares our graduates to “meet the wants of the age.” Welcoming a diverse student body, our learning community develops mature students who think critically, embrace knowledge, respond with moral and ethical integrity, and make responsible choices that enrich their own lives and contribute to the lives of others.
Our mission believes:
- God is central in our lives.
- A nurturing educational environment supports personal, moral, intellectual, and spiritual development.
- A challenging curriculum promotes intellectual growth.
- An open mind leads to a lifetime of learning.
- All voices deserve to be heard and respected.
- Each person has gifts and talents that enrich the community.
- Understanding and appreciation of difference lead to the celebration of diversity.
- A cooperative spirit and giving nature are essential to living the Holy Child philosophy.
- Each person is called to work for principles of justice, peace, and compassion in every facet of life.
- With God working in us, we "can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine." ~ EPHESIANS 3:20