The Knox School

Tel: (631) 686-1600 Ext. 414
541 Long Beach Road
Saint James, NY 11780
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The Knox School Photo #1 - Founded in 1904, The Knox School is Long Island's oldest established private school. Our inclusive environment serves grades 6-12 and Post-Graduate, providing students with a broad world perspective and a wide range of skills to prepare them for the next phase of their journeys.
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The Knox School Photo #1 - Founded in 1904, The Knox School is Long Island's oldest established private school. Our inclusive environment serves grades 6-12 and Post-Graduate, providing students with a broad world perspective and a wide range of skills to prepare them for the next phase of their journeys.
The Knox School Photo #2 - At Knox, every student's potential is unlocked and maximized. We offer the highest levels of academic, artistic, and athletic programming including Advanced Placement classes and dual-enrollment courses for college credit. Many Knox educators are also college professors, which guarantees that our students receive the highest levels of instruction and expertise.
The Knox School Photo #3 - Knox students are well-cared for in our supportive environment where everyone is family. Our dedicated educators know students beyond the walls of the classroom, and serve as dorm parents, advisors, coaches, and mentors.
The Knox School Photo #4 - Small class sizes allow students to receive the individual attention they deserve when investing in a private school education. Our state-of-the-art STEM lab is a gathering place for students to explore technology, computer science, and engineering.
The Knox School Photo #5 - Knox student artists explore diverse offerings in photography, media art, studio art, and ceramics with experienced faculty who are also practicing artists. Student artwork is proudly displayed in our on-campus art gallery and throughout the local community.
The Knox School Photo #6 - Knox student-performers develop their talents in the classroom with specialized classes in acting, music, and stagecraft - and then put those skills to work on stage with opportunities to perform in plays, musicals, concerts, and performing arts showcases throughout the year.
The Knox School Photo #7 - Athletics are part of students' daily routines to promote both physical and mental health after an intense day of coursework. Knox Athletics emphasizes sportsmanship, responsibility, cooperation, teamwork, and respect for others.
The Knox School Photo #8 - One of four elite sports programs on campus, the Knox crew team holds multiple world records and is home to Long Island's Coach of the Year. Knox's crew program offers year-round rowing opportunities with a fully equipped indoor erg center and waterfront boat launch.
The Knox School Photo #9 - Founded in 1914, the Equestrian Program is Knox`s oldest, continuous sports activity. Our riders learn in our historic, horse-shoe-shaped equestrian center where students may choose to board their own horses or ride one of the many Knox horses and ponies. Our state-of-the-art riding ring was designed by industry leaders who created some of the finest show rings in the world.
The Knox School Photo #10 - At Knox, every student is inspired to go higher. Students and staff work together to build character and become responsible, global citizens. Our school community lives daily by the core values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Courage, Kindness, and Scholarship, and our graduates bring these values with them after high school, ready for every challenge that lies ahead.
THE KNOX SCHOOL is Long Island`s oldest established, co-educational private school. Our inclusive environment serves grades 6-12 and Post-Graduate, providing students with a broad world perspective and a wide range of skills to prepare them for the next phase of their journeys. At Knox, everyone knows your name, and each student`s potential is unlocked and maximized because of the boundless experiences a Knox education provides. We are proud of our 100% graduate acceptance rate to top four-year universities. Whether you are an aspiring engineer or entrepreneur, artist or architect, performer or physicist, a Knox education unlocks every student`s potential and prepares them for success after high school.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $60,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $27,000
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Knox School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
The Knox School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
6-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1904
1906
Campus Size
40 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
120 students
320 students
% Students of Color
24%
25%
% International Students
40%
20%
% Students Boarding
60%
67%
Average SAT Score
1220
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
26
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
blazer, dress shirt, and Khaki pants or plaid kilt
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
32
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
83%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$60,000
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$27,000
$35,000
Tuition international students
$60,000
$55,985
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$50,000
$46,150
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$23,000
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 31 / Dec. 15 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
75%
60%
Director of Admissions
Cindy Simkus

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
32
17
Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP U.S. History, ART 122 Electronic Illustration, ART 141 Photography I, ART 145 Digital Photography I, EGL 192 Introduction to Fiction, ENG 101 Standard Freshman Composition, ENG 102 Literature and Composition, PHY 101 College Physics I, PHY 102 College Physics II, PHY 130 Physics C

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered
8
16

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
29
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Amnesty International Club, Art Honor Society, Business Club, English Honor Society, Fitness Club, GSA, History Honor Society, Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, Publications Club, Science Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Service Learning, STEM Club, Strategy Games & E-sports, Student Council, The Band Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Dance, Fall Play, Spring Musical

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton Club, Running, Strength and Conditioning, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball Club, Weight Training, Yoga and Meditation

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • AT KNOX, EVERYONE KNOWS YOUR NAME... As an intentionally small community, there is no student "in the back seat" at Knox. Our administrators and teachers view each student as unique and special and put time and care into knowing every student by name, which allows us to deliver the best educational experience possible. 
  • EVERY STUDENT`S POTENTIAL IS UNLOCKED & MAXIMIZED... Knox educators go beyond teaching our students the content of textbooks; we teach them critical thinking, inquiry, collaboration, and research and presentation skills.100% of our seniors graduate, attend their dream universities and earn millions of dollars in scholarships each year.
  • EVERY STUDENT IS INSPIRED TO GO HIGHER... Daily life at Knox allows for a balance of academics, athletics, and the arts, along with extracurricular activities and robust student life programming. Students and staff live the six core values - Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Courage, Kindness, and Scholarship - as part of their dedication to the continual development of the whole person.
  • BOUNDLESS EXPERIENCES ARE WAITING FOR YOU... Knox is known as the school where students try new things they never thought possible. Students can be athletes and actors, engineers and equestrians, writers and rowers, designers and performers - all in a supportive and nurturing environment. At Knox, opportunities are simply unlimited.
  • The Knox School accreditations: New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Millie Chan - Product Designer, Business Owner and CEO
    • Dr. Matthew Rosen - Physicist
    • Miles Chamley-Watson - U.S. Olympian in Fencing (2012, 2016); 3-time First Team All-American
    • Dr. Benjamin Cilento - Plastic & Reconstructed Surgeon
    • Michael Schenker - Television Producer
    • Phebe T. Phillips Byrne - Equestrian; winner National Horse of the Year 1990
    • Tim Eriksen - Ethnomusicologist, Singer, Songwriter
    • Lisa Gay Hamilton - Broadway, Film & TV Actor
    • Chris Strompolos - Film Producer
    • Jim Liu - US Junior Golf Champion 2010
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Knox School cost?
The Knox School's tuition is approximately $60,000 for boarding students and $27,000 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Knox School?
The acceptance rate of The Knox School is 75%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 60%.
Who are famous alumni from The Knox School?
The Knox School famous alumni include: Millie Chan, Dr. Matthew Rosen, Miles Chamley-Watson, Dr. Benjamin Cilento, Michael Schenker, Phebe T. Phillips Byrne, Tim Eriksen, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Chris Strompolos and Jim Liu.
What sports does The Knox School offer?
The Knox School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country Running, Equestrian, Riding, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is The Knox School's ranking?
The Knox School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High # of AP/advanced courses offered.
When is the application deadline for The Knox School?
The application deadline for The Knox School is Jan. 31 / Dec. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 31 / Dec. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Class of 2003
5.00
Fordham University
There is an amazing family atmosphere at Knox that is unlike any other school I attended. I highly recommend the school for any parent looking for a boarding school because your child will be cared. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $60,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $27,000
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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