Lower School

Lower School Admissions Process

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Thank you for considering Oak Knoll. We value your application and plan to review it with great interest and care. Our goal is to get to know you child and family, painting an accurate picture of life at Oak Knoll along the way. 

Our admissions process is all about finding the right fit. We accept qualified students who will thrive academically, socially and spiritually in our community. We hope your child becomes one of them. 

Admissions Process at a Glance

1. Complete an online application
  • Deadline for Kindergarten* applications: February 1
  • Deadline for Grades 1-6 applications: March 1
*Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old by October 1 of the kindergarten year.

2. Schedule an assessment
  • Grades K - 4: Once you’ve submitted the application form, you’ll be contacted to schedule your child's testing. Admissions testing takes place November through January. 
  • Grades 5 - 6: Applicants are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Please visit www.iseetest.org or call 800-446-0320 to schedule your test date. Oak Knoll’s school code is 311430.
3. Visit us
Applicants join us for a day of school. They’re paired with Oak Knoll student buddies, who guide them to classes, extracurriculars and lunch. Rising kindergarten applicants attend an Oak Knoll play group.

4. Attend a parent meeting
Meet with the Admissions Office to discuss your child's application. When possible, your meeting will be scheduled during your child's visit. 
 
5. Submit recommendation forms
  • K: One teacher recommendation form
  • Grade 1: One principal recommendation form and one teacher recommendation form 
  • Grades 2-4: One principal recommendation form, one teacher recommendation form and one release of records form
  • Grades 5-6: One principal recommendation form, two teacher recommendation forms and one release of records form

    Need Some Help?

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    We understand that the admissions process can be daunting, and we want you to know that we’re here to help. If you have any questions regarding the process, your child’s application or Oak Knoll in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be more than happy to speak with you. 

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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.

    OAK KNOLL SCHOOL OF THE HOLY CHILD

    44 Blackburn Road
    Summit, NJ 07901
    Phone: (908) 522-8109
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