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5 Signs Your Child is Ready for Kindergarten

By Sara Sykes, Kindergarten Teacher at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, a Catholic independent pre-K to grade 12 school in Summit, NJ “Is my child ready for kindergarten?” is one of the top questions I receive from parents as an elementary school teacher. And while there are many factors that go into determining whether […]

20+ Cool Science Experiments for Kids

Also Read: Our Staff’s Favorite Vacation Getaways Whether you have a Science Fair coming up or you’re just looking for things to do while the kids are “unplugged,” bringing science to life can be fun, mind-broadening…and even delicious (see our chocolate experiments below!)  So here are a few of our favorites experiments to do as a family. As you begin, be sure to […]

5 Ways Art Classes Can Expand Your Child’s Mind

Being a visual artist, maybe I am a bit bias and consider art more important for kids than some other parents. Today, it seems that sports seem to take precedence over everything else. I understand the importance of children being active and physically healthy, but someties I think that the arts get the short end of the stick. With art, there are no rules, […]

5 Signs Your Child is Ready for Kindergarten

By Sara Sykes, Kindergarten Teacher at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, a Catholic independent pre-K to grade 12 school in Summit, NJ “Is my child ready for kindergarten?” is one of the top questions I receive from parents as an elementary school teacher. And while there are many factors that go into determining […]

New Pre-K Option Coming in 2020

Summit, NJ – Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, a Catholic, independent school in Summit, New Jersey, has announced a new, full-day pre-K program to open in the fall of 2020. The Little Acorns Pre-K @ Oak Knoll will engage students to spark their creativity and critical thinking, while fostering spiritual development, independence and self-esteem. “In the tradition of Holy Child […]

Thinking About an All-Girls Private School? Check This Out.

Is an all-girls upper school right for your child? Here’s your chance to explore the idea and learn more about an all-girls school experience. Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is having their Upper School Open House on Saturday, October 19, 2019 and Saturday, November 16 at their beautiful 11-acre campus in Summit, New Jersey. During the open house, parents and students […]

College Prep for Parents

Looking for tips as a parent on how to navigate the whole college process? I found this article in USNews and found it very helpful in taking away some of my anxiety: 8 Strategies for Starting Your College Application Process. Here are 3 great take-aways from the article: 1. It’s never too soon to start visiting college campuses to […]

Best Towns in New Jersey List

New Jersey Family just released a list: “Best Towns for Families 2019.” Surprisingly, our town of Westfield came in number sixty-two! To determine rankings, NJF looked at every municipality in the state with a population of more than 1,500 and measured them against key factors like schools, housing and  others factors that make life easier, like accessibility to hospitals and […]

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