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

Oak Knoll invites you to join our Virtual Open House and Information Session offerings this fall. The dates and times are available on our website and we will be adding live events and on-demand segments regularly. The on-demand sessions will allow you and your family to view from the comfort of your home!


At this time, the application deadline for the 2021-22 school year has passed. Please email admissions@oakknoll.org with any questions.

We are aware that there have been some technical difficulties with some of the at-home testing options. For those applying early, the deadline for taking the ISEE or SSAT is December 6. Scores received from the December 6 testing date and earlier will be considered for the early round.

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.org using the school code 311430 or at www.ssat.org using the school code 5500. These tests are both being administered virtually and can be arranged at the time and date you choose. Additional details are available on the testing websites. Please note that OKS will not be a testing site this application season. Scores must be sent to Oak Knoll directly from the testing organization and received by the application deadline.

  • In order to get to know you better, please sign up for a time to talk to admissions either over Zoom, Google Meet, or phone call. You will be able to select and register for a date and time through the application portal.
  • Details about visiting virtual classes will be available soon, but in the meantime, be sure to check out our on-demand library. We encourage you to explore our website offerings before we talk!
  • The Admission Office will be offering virtual office hours for parents/guardians who have questions. Please note that these are optional and not an application requirement.

Oak Knoll requires a recommendation from the applicant’s current English and math teachers. You will email these to the teachers directly through our application portal. Recommendations should NOT be submitted before November 1 (so your teachers can get to know you a bit!) This year we are offering the option of a Former Teacher Recommendation and a Personal Recommendation in the event there is a former teacher or advisor who knows you well as a learner and/or community member. All recommendations are due by the application deadline.

In the application portal, you will find the electronic Release of Records Form. Please email the form directly through our application portal. Your school will be prompted to upload your academic records to our portal through your request email. We do not accept mailed transcripts.

Please contact The Admission Office at admissions@oakknoll.org with any questions about the admission process. You may also click here for a printable Upper School Application Checklist.

Middle and High School Admissions

Kelly Dun

Kelly Dun

Director of Enrollment Management

Suzanne (Kimm) Lewis

Suzanne (Kimm) Lewis

Director of Upper School Admissions

Megan O’Connor

Megan O’Connor

Admissions Data Manager
megan.oconnor@oakknoll.orgBarbara Parker

Barbara Parker

Admissions Assistant

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