Oak Knoll School Of The Holy Child

     Tel: (908)522-8110
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.
A Lower School is offered for boys and girls from kindergarten through sixth grade and an Upper 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 Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Year Founded 1924

Student Body

Total Students 308 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Oak Knoll School Of The Holy Child Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 65%
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), 

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Suzanne Kimm Lewis

Sports

Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCross Country,
FencingField Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Kent Place School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child (Lower School) (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Bilingual Buds (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • SummitOak Knoll School of the Holy Child (Lower School)
      (Roman Catholic)
    44 Blackburn Rd.
    SummitNJ 07901
    (908)522-8129
      (Roman Catholic)
    0 mi | 234 students | Gr. K-6                      
  • SummitBilingual Buds
    Special Program Emphasis
    587 Springfield Ave
    SummitNJ 07901
    (908)598-8088
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.3 mi | 65 students | Gr. PK-3                      
  • SummitAmerican Boys Preparatory Academy
    Alternative School  (Non-sectarian)
    PO Box 532
    SummitNJ 07902
    (908)516-4231
    Alternative School  (Non-sectarian)
    0.3 mi | n/a students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • SummitCornerstone School Of Summit
    Daycare / Preschool
    561 Springfield Ave
    SummitNJ 07901
    (908)277-4400
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.4 mi | 94 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • SummitSt. Teresa Early Childhood Center
    Daycare / Preschool  (Roman Catholic)
    306 Morris Avenue
    SummitNJ 07901
    (908)277-6043
    Daycare / Preschool  (Roman Catholic)
    0.4 mi | 170 students | Gr. PK-K                      

School Reviews

Recommended
3 weeks ago
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
Recommended
1 month ago
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
Recommended
2 months ago
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

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