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

Thank you for your interest in Oak Knoll School. Our admission process is all about getting to know you and your daughter. We are looking for young women who are ready to discover the purpose God gave them, and who want to learn how to use that purpose to make a positive impact on the world, to join us for their Upper School journey. The Admission Team is here to help you every step of the way!

Admissions Process At a Glance

Save the date! Our annual Upper School Open House will be held on Saturday, October 22. Details and registration information will be available soon. Our virtual information sessions will give you an overview of Oak Knoll’s curriculum, traditions, extracurricular offerings, and more. View our Admissions On-Demand page to see a 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.

*Please note: Open houses, small group tours, and virtual information sessions are the only ways to get to know Oak Knoll before applying. Student visit days experiences will be available to accepted students.

Applying to Oak Knoll is easy! The online application process begins once you have submitted your Student Profile, which is a brief form, to be completed by a parent or caregiver, to provide us with preliminary information about your family. The Student Profile also has space for your daughter to tell us about the activities and interests most important to her. The application fee is $75, 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, so we can get the process started.

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 as well as an interview time for your daughter. Parents/Caregivers will also have a chance to speak with an admission officer during this visit.

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 January. 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), which can be found here, for the regular round only.

Early Round Deadlines:

  • Student Profile due: 11/1/2022
  • Remaining application materials due: 12/1/2022

Regular Round Deadlines:

  • Student Profile due: 12/1/2022
  • Remaining application materials due: 1/20/2023

Applications received after these dates will be considered on a rolling 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.org using 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 will be hosting an ISEE test for Oak Knoll applicants only on Saturday, October 29. If you would like to register for that date, please email admissions@oakknoll.org after submitting the Student Profile.

Oak Knoll requires recommendations from the applicant’s current English and math teachers, and School Counselor/Principal. You will email these educators directly through the application portal. Please request these recommendations after November 1 (so your teachers can get to know you a bit!)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 application portal. 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
908-522-8109

Alexandra Holzman

908-522-8109
Director of Upper School Admissions

Megan O’Connor

Megan O’Connor

Assistant Director of Admissions and Data Manager
908-522-8109

Emma Kramer

Admissions Coordinator
908-522-8109

Did You Know?

Grades 7 and 9 are the most common entry points for the Upper School; however, 10% of new students enter in other grades.

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