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 founder Cornelia Connelly, the program will encourage independent learning, exploration and self-discovery in an environment of acceptance and trust,” said Oak Knoll Head of School Timothy J. Saburn in an announcement to the school community.

“Working side by side, children will learn to respect and appreciate themselves, one another and the world around them,” he said.

Saburn said the program was created to meet the needs of Oak Knoll’s growing families and to better prepare students entering the school’s kindergarten program.

With a curriculum designed to address the unique learning abilities of each child, students will enjoy guided and self-directed learning in literacy, math, culture studies, science and religion.

Specialty classes augment the curriculum, providing additional learning opportunities in music, drama, art, physical education, world languages, movement and technology.

Independent studies will be facilitated by weekly visits to the library, allowing students to select books on subjects of their own interest, in addition to those connected to the Acorns curriculum.

Students will have the opportunity to particulate in service activities that promote the school’s commitment to “Faith. Wisdom. Service.”

The single-section program, which includes before- and after-care options, is designed for potty-trained children who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2020.

Click here for more information or to apply. Limited spots are available for fall 2020.

About Oak Knoll
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is an independent, Catholic school, coeducational in elementary school from pre-kindergarten through grade six; and all-girls in middle and high school from grades seven through 12. For more information about Oak Knoll, please visit or call 908-522-8109.

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