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6-12 PG

The Knox School

Private Boarding School – Long Island , New York

Founded in 1904, The Knox School is set on 48 acres on a peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island only an hour outside of New York City. Its mission is to provide the opportunity for capable students to excel within a liberal arts program infused with artistic and athletic pursuits, in preparation for higher education at selective colleges and universities. Six core values drive the mission – integrity, kindness, courage, responsibility, respect and scholarship. It has a long standing tradition of providing a small, family-like environment in which to live and learn. Other traditions include such things as red-white games, student-faculty athletic contests, senior sing, holiday musicale, parents weekend, senior ring and blazer ceremony, ringing the sports victory bell, and fall, winter and spring athletic and academic ceremonies. Faculty are available for extra support as needed during and after the school day. Knox offers an Honors Portfolio program for every upper school course. We offer 27 elective courses in both the humanities and sciences, and 14 AP classes. A full time college counselor is on staff to guide the seniors on to institutions of higher education.

Fantastic setting in a traditional boarding school environment with its own stables on beautiful Long Island. Welcome to the Knox School!

Academic and Sport Facilities
Lawrence Hall houses math, science, history and psychology. Dann Hall houses language, social studies, ESL, art studio, photography lab, computer lab, study skills, college counseling, administrative offices, library and BOOST extra help center.

Bancroft-Phinney Gymnasium (has basketball court, new Fitness Center, new dance studio, new locker rooms, Shoemaker Theater, music studios), 4 tennis courts, outdoor basketball court, soccer field, baseball field, softball field, lacrosse field and equestrian riding ring.

Dormitories and School Residences
Five dormitories – two for girls, three for boys. Senior house (girls separate house, boys separate house, middle school boys’ house, upper school boys’ house, and girls’ house. All have common room, large screen TV, microwave, refrigerator, and some have a kitchen. Most have laundry in the house. Three house parents per house.

Located one hour east of New York City.

Area population: 7,000,000
Town website:

Estimated Start Date: Early September
Estimated End Date: Late June

Rolling admission with admittance through the summer.

Additional Services

  • Academic progress reports
  • Assistance in acquiring books and material
  • Orientation upon arrival

School Facts

Student Population


Number of Students



6-12 PG

Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

48 Acres

Religious Affiliation


SAT Average


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

Acceptance Rate


  • Advanced Chamber Music
  • Ceramics
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Dance
  • Digital Arts
  • Honors Studio Art
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Studio Art 1 2
  • Sculpture
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Theatre
  • World Music

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • English Language and Composition
  • Government and Politics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • US History


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cardio and Strength Training
  • Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Zumba

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • A Cappella
  • American Sign Language
  • Business Club
  • Board Games
  • Chess
  • Debate
  • Environmental
  • Film
  • Math Team
  • Model United Nations
  • Science
  • Yoga
  • World Challenge Club

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Boston College, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institue of Technology, George Washington University, Harvard University, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Pace University, Pepperdine University, Princeton University, Purdue University, Stanford University, State University of New York, Sarah Lawrence College, Syracuse University, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, University of San Francisco, University of Texas, Yale University, Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University

University Acceptance Rate:

Closest International and Local Airports: John F Kennedy Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
For Details Visit Website: The Knox School

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