Upper School students enjoying the 11-acre campus in Summit, NJ

Welcome to the Upper School

Our All-Girls Middle and High School Admissions Process

Come Grow With Us
Thank you for considering Oak Knoll. We value your application and plan to review it with great interest and care. Our process is competitive, personal, and all about finding the right fit. We seek qualified young women who will enrich and be enriched by Oak Knoll. We hope that you’re one of them.

We routinely accept applications from students entering grades 7 and 9. Enrollment opportunities for grades 8 and 10 depend on spaces available. Please contact the Upper School Admissions Office to discuss openings.

Admissions Process At a Glance

Our virtual information sessions will give you a complete overview of Oak Knoll’s curriculum, traditions, extracurricular offerings, and more. Beginning October 6, these sessions are offered on different dates and times throughout the fall. Check out the Upcoming Events page to register for a convenient time. In addition, our Admissions On-Demand page has a wide selection of videos and recorded sessions that will allow you and your family to become acquainted with the OKS community from the comfort of your home.

The OKS online application process begins once you have submitted your Student Profile, which is a brief form, to be completed by a parent/guardian, to provide us with some preliminary information. The application fee is $50, payable online with the submission of your Student Profile. Once you’ve submitted the Student Profile, you will have access to your application portal, which includes a checklist of the required application materials. We encourage you to submit the Student Profile as soon as possible!

  • Although we continue to maneuver through pandemic precautions, we are delighted to offer several opportunities to visit Oak Knoll in person. Once you have submitted your Student Profile and accessed your application portal, you will see the option to sign up for a family tour* led by one of our Student Ambassadors and the applicant interview. Parents/Guardians will also have a chance to speak with an admission officer during this visit.
  • We will be offering small group tours beginning in October for families who would like to see the school before submitting the Student Profile. We will be adding more group tour dates throughout the fall based on the Board of Health’s pandemic safety guidelines.

*Family tours are limited to the applicant and 2 adults.

Oak Knoll has two application rounds. The first round, or early round, is for those students applying only to Oak Knoll and other local Catholic Schools, whose notification dates are in early winter. The second round, or regular round, is for students who may be applying to a broad range of schools in addition to Oak Knoll. Oak Knoll accepts the Standard Application Online (SAO) for the regular application round only.

Early Round Deadlines:

  • Student Profile due November 1, 2021
  • Remaining Application Materials due 12/3/2021

Regular Round Deadlines:

  • Student Profile due: 12/3/2021
  • Remaining Application Materials due: 1/21/2022

All application materials must be submitted by the deadlines, so please plan accordingly! Applications received after these dates will be considered on a rolling admissions basis, should openings still be available.

All Applicants are required to take either the ERB Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). You may register online at www.iseetest.orgusing the school member code 311430 or at www.ssat.org using the school code 5500. These tests are both being administered in-person and virtually. Additional details are available on the testing websites. Oak Knoll is planning to be an ISEE test site for a limited number of Oak Knoll applicants only (covid restrictions pending) on November 20, 2021. Please email admissions@oakknoll.org for the code you will need to register for that test. Please note that all test scores must be sent to Oak Knoll directly from the testing organization and received by the application deadline.

Oak Knoll requires recommendations from the applicant’s current English and math teachers. You will email these to the teachers directly through the application portal. Please request these recommendations after November 1 (so your teachers can get to know you a bit!) This year we are offering the option of an additional Teacher Recommendation, a Personal Recommendation, and Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation, in case there is a former teacher or advisor who knows you well as a learner and/or community member. All recommendations must be received by the application deadline.

In the application portal, you will find the electronic Release of Records Form. Please email the form directly through the applicationportal. Your school will be prompted to upload your academic records to our portal through your request email. We ask for academic grades from the previous two school years, and the first report card from the current year (as soon as it is available.) We do not accept mailed transcripts.

We look forward to getting to know you and to showing you why we love Oak Knoll School. Please contact The Admission Office at admissions@oakknoll.org with any questions about the process or deadlines.

Middle and High School Admissions

Kelly Dun

Kelly Dun

Director of Enrollment Management

Alexandra Holzman

Director of Upper School Admissions

Megan O’Connor

Megan O’Connor

Admissions Data Manager

Emma Kramer

Admissions Coordinator
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