Oak Knoll School Of The Holy Child (All Girls 7-12)

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Year Founded1924
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students308 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Oak Knoll School Of The Holy Child (All Girls 7-12) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses14 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, 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. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 5 / Feb. 1
Tuition NotesPlease visit us online at www.oakknoll.org for the most up-to-date tuition rates.
Admissions DirectorSuzanne Kimm Lewis '69


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCross Country,
FencingField Hockey,
GolfIce Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.38 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Forensics (7-12), French and Spanish Newsletters (7-12), Great Books Roundtable (Level 3, grade 8), Green Team (7-12), HOPE Committee – Helping Other People Everywhere (7-12), Knit for the Needy (7-12), Latin Club (7-12), Literary Magazine – Freestyle (7-12), Mathematics Leagues (7-12), Mission: Thanks (7-12), Mock Trial (9-12), National Latin Exam, Newspaper – Untucked (7-12), Operation Smile (7-12), Outdoors Club (7-12), Peer Leaders (12), Photo Club (7-12), Science Club (7-12), Shades (7-12), Society of Black Scholars (7-12), Stock Market Club (7-12), Tour Guides (7-9), Trips Abroad (9-12), Women in Politics, Writers' Roundtable (9-12), Yearbook – Aquila (7-12)

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Studio (Atelier) – Grade 9, Bel Canto (9-12), Chamber Orchestra (7-12), Chimes (7-8), Concert Choir (8-12), Dancers (Junior Dancers, 7-9; Senior Dancers, 10-12), Dramatica (7-12), Ensemble (9-12), School Consortium of New Jersey (7-8), School Musical Production (7-12), Scribes (10-12), Stage and Lighting Crews (7-12)

School Notes

  • If you're like us, you want your daughter to become a woman of faith and purpose. A woman who serves others, dreams big, leads with integrity and works toward justice in the world. You want her to find success and become her best self along the journey. At Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, everything we do supports this vision and goal.For nearly 100 years, our broad program of study has prepared one-of-a-kind women for one-of-a-kind futures. Smart, wise and joyously faithful, our graduates not only succeed in the real world they change it for the better. We hope your daughter becomes one of them. 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Summit
    Grades: PK-12 | 618 students
    0.4 miles
    42 Norwood Avenue
    Summit, NJ 07901
    (908) 273-0900
    0.4 PK-12
  • Morristown
    Villa Walsh Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-12 | 226 students
    8.9 miles
    455 Western Ave
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 538-3680
    8.9 7-12
  • Demarest
    Academy Of The Holy Angels
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 559 students
    27 miles
    315 Hillside Ave
    Demarest, NJ 07627
    (201) 768-7822
    27 9-12
  • Convent Station
    Academy Of Saint Elizabeth
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 144 students
    10.3 miles
    2 Convent Rd
    Convent Station, NJ 07961
    (973) 290-5200
    10.3 9-12
  • Basking Ridge
    Grades: K-12 | 1129 students
    12.5 miles
    131 Martinsville Road
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
    (908) 647-6419
    12.5 K-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
My children all started Oak Knoll in Kindergarten and my two daughters are now in the Upper School. After 17 years, it's easy to say that Oak Knoll is most definitely a part of our family's fabric. I'm so very thankful for the opportunities OKS has offered each of us. My girls are actively engaged with both the school community at large and with their individual teachers. I love how they've both found their unique voices in an all girls environment and are constantly challenged to think dynamically and creatively. The caring faculty and administration are preparing my daughters to be strong women, ready to reach their full potential.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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