Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child (Lower School)

  • Warm greetings.  Enthusiastic students.  Caring adults.  Inspired learning.  Healthy challenges. This is what you can expect to see when you visit Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, a private Catholic coeducational elementary school in Summit, New Jersey.
  • For so many reasons, this is a special place.
  • We offer a dynamic program of study.  We celebrate individuality, creativity, physical capability and service.
  • We prepare children to meet the wants of the age and, above all, we put God at the center of everything.
  • Our founder, Cornelia Connelly, famously prayed, "Give me, O Lord, a love full of action." Her prayer still inspires and defines us today.We invite you and your child to experience our "love full of action" firsthand.
  • We have no doubt you`ll feel right at home, right away.

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Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child (Lower School) places among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded1924

Student Body

Total Students234 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeOak Knoll School of the Holy Child (Lower School) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / Mar. 1
Tuition NotesPlease visit www.oakknoll.org for up-to-date tuition rates.
Admissions DirectorPat Barry


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, SoftballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
After-School Adventures, Book Club, Club 4 Change, Culture Club, Engineering Club, Maker Club, Math Club, Rosary Club, School Newspaper, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Dance, Drama

School Notes

  • Our founder, Cornelia Connelly, was strongly committed to coeducation for younger students from kindergarten to grade 6, believing that boys and girls learn best together at an early age. Our Lower School offers your family a unique blend of a strong academic program that challenges students` abilities, a rich curriculum that allows students to express themselves, and a supportive and safe environment that enables students to grow as articulate, confident and caring children. Our belief is to educate the whole child: aesthetically, intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually. Within a faith-based setting, our Lower School children learn a respect for all others and "doing the right thing," and an appreciation that God is central in their lives.
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School Reviews

We chose Oak Knoll for our family of three girls... not because it was Catholic, or because it was all girls, but because it felt right from the second we walked on to campus. However, it didn't take long before we understood the value of a Catholic School education and developed an appreciation for the single sex environment. What a great place for our children to grow. As parents we take some credit for raising great kids, but we share the credit with Oak Knoll as well.
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