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The Arts

Upper School Arts

Art is Hard; Art is Heart

Our Middle and High School Fine Arts Program
At Oak Knoll, there is great opportunity for the dedicated art student to pursue and display her talents and develop her aesthetic potential in our middle and high school fine arts program. Oak Knoll’s fine arts instructors endeavor to introduce students to the wonders of all art forms, foster their talents, and prepare them for the rigors of college art programs.

Art students further hone their talents by spending after-school hours at work in the newly renovated art and photography studios. The more experienced art or photography student not only develops her technique and individual style, but she also learns the language that enables her to express herself articulately when assessing a work of art and conveying her personal vision.
At Oak Knoll we embrace the five essential principles of fine and performing arts: creative passion, belief in self, a strong work ethic, a cooperative spirit, and a giving nature.

Extracurricular Opportunities

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  • Photo Club

    Study the use of both the 35mm and digital camera and the darkroom techniques of film developing and printing.
  • Atelier

    An art studio workshop designed for aspiring young ninth graders who plan to pursue the study of art through senior year. This class provides students with a foundation in basic drawing fundamentals and skills from direct observational work. 
  • Scribes

    A service organization, enlists capable calligraphers to do lettering work for the school and outside community. 
  • Publications

    Art and photography students have the opportunity to showcase their work in the literary magazine and offer their artistic talents to the yearbook, newspaper, and musical production.

Award-Winning Student Photography

Technology Integration

Training in the fundamentals using traditional media remains at the core, but the infusion of the latest technology in the curriculum has become a hallmark of Oak Knoll’s fine arts program. Specifically, courses, such as Digital Photography and Computer Graphics, rely on the software programs of Adobe Photoshop and Painter as the bases for course work. Upper-level classes, such as Honors Photo Portfolio and Honors Art Portfolio, allow students to merge the traditional with the technological in producing works with the most sophisticated computer equipment.

Our Fine Arts Team

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Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is a Catholic independent school coeducational from kindergarten to grade 6 and all girls in grades 7 to 12. Oak Knoll was founded in 1924 and is one of 10 schools in the Holy Child Network of Schools that provides independent Catholic education across the United States.


44 Blackburn Road
Summit, NJ 07901
Phone: (908) 522-8100
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