The Knox School

541 Long Beach Road
Saint James, NY 11780
Tel: 6316861600
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As an institution that is mission-driven and intentional in its structure and purpose, The Knox School created its academic program to provide capable students with opportunities to excel within a liberal arts program that are infused with artistic and athletic pursuits.
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As an institution that is mission-driven and intentional in its structure and purpose, The Knox School created its academic program to provide capable students with opportunities to excel within a liberal arts program that are infused with artistic and athletic pursuits.
The heartbeat of any great boarding and day school is the close and often lifelong friendships that students form with each other and with their teachers. At Knox, students begin their day together with their faculty in a community morning meeting. After a full day of classes, they join each other in a variety of athletics and activities.
The Knox School provides a 'home by the shore' for all of our students. Each of the residential houses has one or more faculty members, many of whom live with their families. Our 'house parents' serve in the best tradition of 'In Loco Parentis,' as they look after the academic and social/emotional development of each student.
Knox understands the value that STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering) disciplines provide to our future leaders.
Knox is a member of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) which allows us to be recognized and compete as a team sport. The IEA is also a source of scholarship opportunities for the equestrian athlete.
The Knox School Basketball Program is designed to prepare student-athletes for the next level on the court and in the classroom. These athletes will be challenged by playing the most competitive Prep basketball programs in the country. The students will gain exposure from these challenges and will receive top-flight academics that will help propel them to reach their goals.
Knox offers competitive athletic programs for boys and girls, including Prep Basketball, Equestrian, Crew, Volleyball, Soccer, Fencing, Softball, tennis and others.
While all of our middle school students participate in an exploratory program in Studio Art, Ceramics, and Performing Arts, our Upper School students have the opportunity to explore diverse specialized offerings through dynamic courses led by practicing artists.
The Knox School currently has three on-campus apiaries housing a strong colony of Italian-bred honeybees. Although keeping bees requires a significant amount of labor, the results of such hard work are extremely sweet!
Knox Crew seeks to promote competitive sculling/sweeping by providing student-athletes with the opportunity to train for competition at all levels. At Knox, we are fortunate to launch our crew boat from our waterfront campus, into the scenic Stony Brook Harbor.
  • The Knox School is a nonsectarian, independent, multicultural, coeducational day and boarding, college preparatory school that serves an average of 140 students in grades 6 through 12 plus Postgraduate.Signature academic programs, small class sizes and a personalized touch allow every student to be a part of something special.Knox achieves 100% college placement and exceptional scholarships; its 2017 Graduating Class of 35 students was offered over $4.1 million in scholarship awards.In addition to challenging academics, Knox offers a well-established equestrian program, competitive athletic offerings, including crew and fencing and visual and performing arts, all on its beautiful and historic waterfront campus bordering Stony Brook Harbor.
Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
The Knox SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19041910
Campus Size4 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment126 students300 students
% Students of Color
15%
20%
% International Students
35%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
66%
Average SAT Score1641* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score26*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants, dress shirt, blazer)
Casual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1416
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,300
($48,900 for 5-Day; $56,300 7-Day)
$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$11,950$28,270
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$48,900$37,945
% Students on Financial Aid
24%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$26,430$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 31 / Jun. 30 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
45%
57%
Director of AdmissionsMeredith McCaslin

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1416
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Music Theory, AP Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics: Mechanics, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1314
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Kayaking, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1523
ExtracurricularsBeekeeping Society, Business & Finance Club, Civil Rights Alliance, Community Service Club, Equine Welfare: We Speak for Them, Fashion Club, Future Medical Leaders of America, Knox Ambassadors, Literary Magazine, National Honor Society, Sign Language Club, Student Council, UNICEF USA, World Cultures Club, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Be Among Friends from Around the Globe 
  • Be Challenged by Signature Academics
  • Exceptional College Placements and Scholarships
  • Small Classes Taught by Teachers Who Inspire
  • 5 and 7 Day Boarding Options
  • Competitive Athletic Offerings
  • Visual and Performing Arts Programs 
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: Middle States Association
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