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    Knox School ::: St. James, New York ::: Northeast U.S.

    The Knox School

    • Borders Long Island Sound, 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) from New York City
    • 142 students; 40% international; average class size 10 students; student/faculty ratio 6:1
    • Coeducational boarding school with no religious affiliation
    • Traditional athletic programs supplemented by equestrian sports and crew
    • Rigorous college preparatory curriculum which includes Advanced Placement and Honors courses along with visual and performing arts courses
    • Unique performing arts partnership with "Access Opera" at New York's Metropolitan Opera and "Education at Roundabout", a theatre company in New York City
    • University placement include  Boston University, Ohio State University, Rutgers University, State University of New York, University of Conneticut among others
    • ESL program





    4 seasons; moderate snow in winter

    Student Body

    142 students (grades 7-12); 40% international

    Average Class Size

    10 students


    30 faculty; 62% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio


    College Placement

    100% university placement including Boston University, Ohio State University, Rutgers University, State University of New York, University of Connecticut among others.

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: Biology, Calculus AB & BC, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Music Theory, Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Statistics, Studio Art: 2D, US Government & Politics, US History

    Honors: Calculus II, French IV & V

    Marking System

    Knox utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=65-69; F=0-64.  Grades are issued on a trimester basis with parents receiving reports at the middle and end of each trimester.

    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9-12 are as follows:

    English - 4 credits
    History - 4 credits
    Mathematics - 3 credits
      (Algebra I, Algebra II,Geometry)
    Lab Science - 3 credits
      (Biology, Physical Science & an additional lab science)
    World Languages - 3 credits
      (Consecutive in one language)
    Electives - 3 credits
    Visual and Performing Arts - 1 credit
    Health & Wellness - 0.5 credit

    World Languages offered: Chinese, French, Spanish

    SAT/ACT Scores:  Average SAT score - 1718


    The Knox School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.  


    Sports:  Basketball, Crew, Cross-country, Equestrian, Fencing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball


    Studio Art, Ceramics, Chamber Ensemble, Dance, Media Arts, Photography, Theater, Vocal Ensemble


    Extracurricular Activities

    Clubs and Activities: Diversity Club, Knox Experience, Model United Nations, Roseleaves (Yearbook), Scribblers (Literary Magazine), Sign Language Club, Student Council, Yearbook


    Academic center, 3 athletic fields, Cross-country course, 2 dormitories, Fitness center, Riding ring, Stable, Swimming pool, Tennis courts


    ESL courses: High Beginner ESL, Low Intermediate ESL, Intermediate ESL, High Intermediate ESL, Advanced ESL, Advanced ESL II