The Knox School

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The Knox School

The Knox School

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location type grades students int’l. s-f ratio class SSAT SAT-avg TOEFL
Saint James, NY co-ed 6-12 PG 127 40% 6:1 12 Yes 1220 Yes

The Knox School is a dynamic and diverse community that fosters personal and intellectual growth. We provide challenging, engaging programs in a nurturing learning environment, devoting care and attention to every student. Embracing high standards of character, commitment, and achievement, The Knox School encourages students to think critically and creatively.

Students are the most important part of our community. Their involvement in the life of Knox gives them the unique opportunity to become active participants in their personal growth. They emerge as poised and confident speakers and responsible caring citizens. The Knox School takes great pride in all their achievements and, more importantly, invests in the development of their character.


Knox provides a solid foundation in the traditional academic disciplines, including Advanced Placement Courses in every subject area. Teachers, who typically have a class size of 12, encourage creativity, independence, and self-reliance, as well as intellectual discipline and the ability to work effectively as a group. Our students find support for their educational explorations not only from their teachers but also from their classmates.

 Special Highlights

The Writing Center. The purpose of The Writing Center is to empower students as writers, and help students learn to commit themselves to writing projects with clarity, intelligence, effectiveness, and conciseness. Any Knox student can receive assistance for all writing projects and assignments.

Visual Arts. Visual Arts students have numerous opportunities to show their work both on our campus and in the local community. They are continually supported by their instructors in preparing for and entering juried art shows, and those students seeking higher education in visual arts are assisted in preparing portfolios for college admittance.

 Top colleges attended by students

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Cornell University, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, Edinburgh University, Morehouse College, Arizona State University, University of California Davis, University of California San Diego, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, Elmira College, Seton Hall University, Drew University, Drexel University

 What the school looks for in students…

“We look for students who would be a good fit for our academic program and our community.”