Grades: 7-12 | 308 students
A Catholic independent school founded on Summit`s Larned estate in 1924, Oak Knoll is dedicated to the education of the whole child.
The atmosphere is known for a spirit of joy, mutual respect and trust.
The school welcomes religious, racial and ethnic diversity.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 7-12|
|Total Students||308 students|
|Student Body Type||All-girls|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 31%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||53 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Number of AP Courses||14 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, European History, French, Physics, Spanish, Studio Art, US History, World History (Honors World History class sits for exam),|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Admissions Director||Suzanne Kimm Lewis|
|Total Sports Offered||14 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketball, Cross Country,
Fencing, Field Hockey,
Golf, Ice Hockey,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball, Winter Track,
- An elementary school is offered for boys and girls from kindergarten through sixth grade and a middle/high school is offered for young women in grades 7-12. Lower School boys attend the area`s finest independent and Catholic schools; alumnae of the Upper School enroll at the most selective colleges and universities. Oak Knoll`s courses and activities stress academic, athletic, social, creative and moral development. The rigorous Upper School curriculum includes 14 advanced placement and honors classes; courses range from Italian to "The Infinity Project," a national award-winning pre-engineering initiative. Oak Knoll also offers extensive technology resources, including a laptop program, fully-networked wireless campus and the latest interactive teaching tools. Afterschool and summer camp (Adventures) programs are also available.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
SummitGrades: PK-12 | 633 students
42 Norwood Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
MorristownGrades: 7-12 | 261 students
455 Western Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
DemarestGrades: 9-12 | 557 students
315 Hillside Ave
Demarest, NJ 07627
PottersvilleGrades: 9-12 | 80 students
51 Pottersville Road, P.O. Box 500
Pottersville, NJ 07979
MorristownGrades: 6-12 | 571 students
70 Whippany Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
We enrolled my daughter in 6th grade at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child and wish we had enrolled her sooner. This decision has been one of the best decisions we have made as parents. Oak Knoll has a challenging and thoughtfully integrated academic program and offers many opportunities for extra curricular participation. It has given my daughter confidence and a "can accomplish anything" attitude. Prior to switching to Oak Knoll, my daughter didn't enjoy going to school. Since switching to Oak Knoll, school is an engaging, enjoyable and productive experience for our daughter. She is happy to get up in the mornings and spend her day at Oak Knoll.
- Posted by Parent - beata
I am a parent of two children at Oak Knoll School and I honestly don't feel there are enough words to describe how wonderful Oak Knoll is. My girls are absolute ambassadors of OKS, as I see the totality of what Oak Knoll offers, in them. The teachers and faculty are like family, the care they exude is ever so natural and nurturing. Don't get me started on the academics. In the lower school, the classes are interwoven. I was actually intrigued to learn that in the sixth grade for instance, as the origin of the golden ratio was being taught in math class, the students were also being shown how it was applied to the Mona Lisa painting in their Arts class, it's application in the Renaissance era in Social Studies, and there was reference to the concept in Science, and even in the library classes. My sixth grader was absolutely fascinated relating her experience. As for the nurturing environment, you can sense the importance of core values in the school, it only takes one visit to feel it in the air. The students are also exposed to practical religious tenets, helping those in need, etc. I honestly cannot say enough about Oak Knoll. I encourage readers who are searching for schools for their children, to visit their website at www.oakknoll.org or give them a call. There is no amount of investment too much to build a solid foundation for our gifts (our children).
- Posted by Parent - lucys
I am the Mother of of a 2014 graduate. I can comfortably say that Oak Knoll yields a fine finished product. These girls are confident, empowered, and READY for what lies ahead. Common sentiment among the graduates is that they have been well-prepared for college and, as a result, they transition easily. The list of colleges the girls attend is quite impressive, check the website for details. I am a fan of the college counseling office. They are knowledgeable, helpful and appropriately guide the girls in the right direction.
- Posted by Parent - laura
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