Lower School

Lower School Admissions Process

Welcome to K-6 Elementary School Admissions

A Foundation for Life
At Oak Knoll, we are strongly committed to coeducation for younger students from kindergarten to grade 6, believing that boys and girls learn best together at an early age. Our private, Catholic coed elementary school offers your family a unique blend of a strong academics to challenge students’ intellect, a rich curriculum that allows students to express themselves, and a nurturing and values-based environment that enables students to grow as articulate, confident, and caring children.

From private kindergarten through grade 6, we educate the whole child: aesthetically, intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually. With an appreciation that God is central in their lives, our elementary school children learn to respect all others and to be living examples of their faith. Through their studies in the classroom, practice of religious traditions, and community service, elementary school students grow to be conscientious and service-oriented leaders of their global community today and of the future. 

Get to Know Our Coed K-6 Elementary School
The best way to get to know our Coed K-6 Elementary School is to attend an Open House and see us in action and learn about our elementary school admissions process. Our children are engaged at the SMARTboard or on their 1:1 digital devices, and they’re actively involved in classroom activities. We invite you to come and see our students clearly displaying their joy of learning and love for Oak Knoll.

Elementary School Admissions Process

  • Deadline for Kindergarten applications: February 1
  • Deadline for Grades 1-6 applications: March 1

Elementary School Process Testing

Kindergarten through Grade 4:
Upon completion of the Application Form, you will be contacted to schedule your child's testing. 

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. The Oak Knoll school code is 311430.

Elementary School Process Forms and Fees

Grades Kindergarten through 6: Total fee of $50. Please note that you will be expected to pay your testing fee directly to the testing facility.

Elementary School Visit

Grades 1-6 applicants are required to spend a day visiting the grade in which they are currently enrolled. An Oak Knoll student will act as your child's "buddy" throughout the day, escorting him or her to classes and to lunch.

Elementary School Parent Meeting

For all Lower School grades, you will meet with the Admissions Department to discuss your child's application. When possible, your meeting will be scheduled during your child's visit. 

FAQs: Elementary School Admissions Process

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

Elementary School Admissions

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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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