The Knox School

541 Long Beach Road
Saint James, NY 11780
Tel: 6316861600
  • The Knox School is a small, coed, boarding (grades 6 - 12) and day (grades 6 - 12) school which offers a college preparatory curriculum within a supportive family environment.
  • Teachers and students have the opportunity to develop mentoring relationships through our Honors Portfolio Program as well as personal relationships through sports and weekend activities.
  • We are guided in every aspect of school life by our Core Values: courage, respect, scholarship, integrity, kindness, responsibility.
Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
The Knox School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 6-12, PG 11-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1904 1910
Campus Size 48 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 140 students 298 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score 1641 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 26 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 14 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $2 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$46,900 $51,250
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$11,300 $28,000
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$36,000 $37,945
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $24,200 $21,500
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 31 / Jun. 30 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsJohn Ettore


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 11 14
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 7 23
ExtracurricularsCommunity Service Club, Knox Ambassadors, Literary magazine, Model UN, National Honor Society, Student Council, Yearbook

School Notes

  • The Knox School (boarding and day, grades 6-12) is known for its close student and faculty relationships. With an enrollment of 145, Knox teachers make certain that every student is known, encouraged and supported.
  • Knox offers a truly unique academic program with AP courses in all major disciplines, but also a supportive program call "Boost" that provides individually tailored extra support for selected students.
  • Location! Location! Location! Few schools can offer as much as Knox is terms of setting. We are just one hour from New York City, but we are situated on 48 acres in beautiful Nissequogue with waterfront on Stony Brook Harbor. Do you love Riding and Crew? Come to Knox!
  • For a small school we have big offerings in athletics and in the performing and studio arts. Students here can join, play, and lead in these and all of our clubs and activities.
  • Recent graduates have attended colleges such as Boston College, Cornell,  Emory, Franklin and Marshall, Harvard, MIT, Sarah Lawrence College,and the University of North Carolina. One on one college counseling is a big part of what we do, full time, for juniors and seniors.
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: Middle States Association
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