Oak Knoll Is Rooted in Purpose.

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is an independent Catholic PK-12 school in Summit, New Jersey. Here, we empower students to cultivate their faith, embrace challenges with curiosity and strength, and develop a global sense of responsibility to significantly impact the world. 

The All-Girls 7-12 Upper School

The Upper School at Oak Knoll opens doors for young women in Grades 7-12, empowering students to develop their individual gifts, set high educational goals, excel at the nation’s most prestigious institutions, and emerge as leaders. 

Through our dynamic academic program – rooted in the traditions of our Roman Catholic identity and rich with the innovative qualities of an authentic independent school experience – Oak Knoll prepares graduates not only to succeed in the real world but also to change it for the better – becoming living examples of founder Cornelia Connelly’s motto: 

“Actions, not words.”

At each critical stage of education, Oak Knoll students:

  • Live By Faith.

    At Oak Knoll, we believe every student has a unique purpose and calling – and we help students of all faiths discover and celebrate that purpose to become the joyful, values-driven community members our world needs. 

  • Learn By Doing.

    Oak Knoll students discover knowledge through a bold and interactive academic program that inspires young people to voice their opinions, think creatively, take risks, and develop the best parts of themselves.

  • Lead By Example.

    Here, students are as wise as they are smart, becoming compassionate leaders equipped with the courage to make a difference, whether at top secondary schools for male alumni or the world’s finest colleges for female graduates.

Are You Ready to Make a Difference?
The Big Give Is May 21-22, 2024

Oak Knoll’s Big Give days of giving have begun! The Big Give is special because it’s not just a fundraising initiative; it’s an opportunity for our entire community to come together, celebrate each other, and make a meaningful impact that strengthens Oak Knoll. Whether you have been a member of the Oak Knoll community for one year or generations, you know that Oak Knoll is a special place. Let’s come together to celebrate the Spirit of Oak Knoll! Donate now to make an immediate impact.