Explore Oak Knoll’s 7 to 12 Program, a Private Catholic School in Summit, NJ
Oak Knoll’s mission since its founding in 1924 has been to cultivate intellectual, spiritual, physical, and emotional development in all of our students. Students, along with their families, experience academic programs that encourage excellence in each student, a strong faith commitment, respect and reverence for each person, freedom of expression through the creative arts, a competitive athletic program, and active involvement in campus ministry opportunities that expands their understanding for the global world in which they live.
Best Private School in New Jersey
A lot of people ask, “What’s the best private school in New Jersey?’ We may be biased, but Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child has been ranked for several years as a top private Catholic school in Summit, New Jersey. Serving boys and girls in pre-K to grade 6 and girls only in grades 7-12, Oak Knoll School is New Jersey’s best-kept secret.
At a Glance
All-Girls Middle and High School (Grades 7-12)
- 330 students
- Student/faculty ratio is 7:1
- Average class size is 14
- Average grade size in grades 7 to 8 is 34 to 36.
- Average grade size in grades 9 through 12 is 62 to 64
- Beautiful 11-acre campus in Summit, New Jersey.
- State-of-the-art athletic fields are located on 14 acres in Chatham, New Jersey
- Wireless campus
- 1:1 technology program
- 3D printing
- Virtual Reality
- Augmented Reality
100 percent of our students participate in community service and outreach projects with their theology classes several times a year. This includes students in our coed, private, Catholic pre-kindergarten through our all-girls high school in grade 12.
Students and faculty serve at numerous agencies in the area during schoolwide service days and support many outreach projects on an ongoing basis.
Our families come from more than 68 surrounding towns and reflect a broad diversity of socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. We offer several transportation options to travel to Oak Knoll.
The fine and performing arts provide a broad array of creative experiences aimed at cultivating the whole aesthetic of each student, from our coed, private kindergarten through our all-girls high school in grade 12.
Our Mother Mary Campion Center for the Performing Arts holds approximately 500 people and houses musicals, concerts, plays, assemblies, and campuswide prayer services.
One hundred percent of our all-girls high school graduates attend college. The college admissions process has become increasingly competitive, and Oak Knoll offers a full time college counseling staff to ensure that the process remains personal and focused on each student’s strengths and needs. We offer 18 advanced placement courses to our Upper School students.
The Class of 2024 Profile includes key facts about Oak Knoll and highlights grades and test scores, along with other academic data collected from the Class of 2024.
The Hope Memorial Library for our all girls middle and high schools (grades 7-12) houses approximately 15,000 volumes, as well as newspapers, magazines, music CDs, audiobooks, and DVDs.
We offer 15 competitive varsity sports programs, including:
- Cross Country
- Field Hockey
- Ice Hockey
- Indoor Track & Field