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The Knox School
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  • Private, Boarding
  • ST. JAMES, NY

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The Knox School welcomes its boarding and day students back to campus! We strongly believe that for the academic, physical, and social and emotional well-being of our students, they need to be back in school. Our goal at Knox is to maximize in-person teaching and learning, to be responsive to student needs, and to keep students and staff safe and healthy. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Sports
    grade B minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$150
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$60,000
Received Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid
$23,290
From The Knox School

THE KNOX SCHOOL is a progressive, co-ed, independent, college preparatory boarding and day school located on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. Just minutes from Manhattan, our small yet diverse student body represents more than 15 countries and attracts students from Long Island communities, the tri-state area, and across the U.S.

Founded in 1904, Knox is Long Island’s oldest established, co-educational boarding and day school. Our inclusive environment serves grades 6-12 and Post-Graduate, providing students with a broad world perspective and a wide range of skills. At Knox, each student’s potential is unlocked and maximized because of the boundless experiences Knox education provides. We are proud of our 100% graduate and acceptance rate to top four-year universities. Whether you are an aspiring engineer or equestrian, artist or architect, performer or physicist, a Knox education unlocks every student’s potential and prepares them for success after high school.

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The Knox School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1240
24 responses
Average ACT
28
14 responses

Dual Enrollment College Credit Program

Taught by our own qualified Knox faculty, in coordination with Stony Brook University’s ACE Program (Accelerated College Education) and Suffolk County Community College’s Beacon Program, qualified students may take college courses at The Knox School during their regular school hours, while simultaneously working toward high school graduation.

Culture & Safety

Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
  • Team Choosing Gym Night Lantern Parade Senior Sing
    63%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Traditions
    13%
  • You can't do anything without getting in trouble
    13%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
44%
Boarding Days Per Week
5-day, 7-day
Top Countries
China, South Korea, Spain, Montenegro, Viet Nam
International Boarding Students
68%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
127
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 8 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 8 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 8 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 6 responses

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