The Knox School

  • The Knox School provides a home by the shore for a diverse community of enthusiastic and scholastically motivated students. Here, students learn to be exceptional as they develop a strong academic foundation and an appreciation for different perspectives, all the while drawing strength from their unity of purpose. At Knox, we hope to enrich each student with our embracing community, inspiring teachers, enduring friendships and a limitless array of opportunities to learn and to lead.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1904

Student Body

Total Students 126 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Knox School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
Advanced Courses AP American Government, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Language, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History,
Average SAT score 1641
Average ACT score 26
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki pants, dress shirt, blazer)

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $10,500
Tuition Notes The tuition cost listed is that of a day student in grades 6th-12th. For boarding tuition, $42,700 for 5-Day; $45,000 7-Day
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $26,430
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Duncan Marshall


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Equestrian, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingBadmintonBaseball,
CrewCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Community Service, Fall Play, Knox Experience, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Spring Musical, Student Council, Student Publications: Roseleaves & Scribblers Fall Play, Spring Musical, Community Service,
Knox Experience,
Model United Nations,
National Honor Society,
National Junior Honor Society,
Student Council,
Student Publications: Roseleaves & Scribblers,

School Notes

  • Visual and performing arts
  • Equestrian program on-campus
  • Family-oriented atmosphere
  • Safe and tranquil campus
  • 5-day and 7-day boarding
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  7/24/2015
The school has established a climate that promotes excellence and leadership among students in a caring and supportive environment. My daughter participated in crew which was a great experience that opened her up to challenges as well as provided unique opportunities.
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5  7/27/2013
Knox is an EXCELLENT School providing superior academic preparation for college and beyond. LOVE the International component and the mix of Day and Boarding. I* graduated from here in 1973 as have 3 of my adult children (''97, ''98 and ''00). I currently have a child in 10th grade (''16) here.
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The average private school tuition in Suffolk County, NY is $6,643 for elementary schools and $22,026 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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