The Knox School

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  • 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 Connecticut among others
  • ESL program

What's special?

Equestrian program | STEM | Fencing | Waterfront campus

100% including: Boston University, Ohio State University, Rutgers University, State University of New York, University of Connecticut

Fast facts

1904
4 seasons, moderate snow in winter
Coed 142 (7-11) students
40% international students
12, Student/faculty ratio: 6:1
30 , 62% with advanced degrees
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7-11
New York, NY (JFK)
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Academics

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Advanced placement courses:

Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, French Language and Culture, Music Theory, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Statistics, Studio Art: 2-D Design, US Government and Politics, US History

Honors courses:

AP 7 Honors all core courses

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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.

Graduation Requirements:

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
Science class

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Special Programs

Unique performing arts partnership with Access Opera at New York's Metropolitan Opera and Education at Roundabout, a theatre company in New York City

ACT Scores

Average ACT score: N/A

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 1718

Accreditation

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

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Studio Arts, Ceramics, Dance, Instrumental Music, Music, Photography, Theater, Vocal
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Athletics

  • Basketball
  • Crew/Rowing
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Campus features

The Knox School encompasses 48 acres (19 hectares) with beautiful facilities such as: the Dann Administration and Classroom Building - offices, classrooms, art studios, photography studio, computer lab; Mackinnon Study Center Library; Lawerence Hall houses the science labs, computer lab and classrooms; Bancroft-Phinney Hall - multipurpose building includes facilities for theatre, music, dance the school store and spacious gymnasium; Houghton Hall - community center, dining room, meeting hall, girls dorm, resident faculty, student lounges; Eriksen Hall - classrooms; Knipe Cottage - girls dorm with dorm parent apartments; Muira, Terrace and Manfuso are boys dorms with dorm parent apartments; Technology Center, Fitness Center, Indoor and outdoor basketball courts, volleyball courts, Manfuso Soccer Field, red brick dust and clay baseball field, clay softball field, Shoreline Campus cross country course and a swimming pool. The Equestrian facilities board over a dozen horses and have a covered riding ring and offer acres of outdoor riding for beginners as well as competitive riders.

Extracurricular activities

  • Diversity Club
  • Knox Experience
  • Model United Nations
  • Roseleaves (Yearbook)
  • Scribblers (Literary Magazine)
  • Sign Language Club
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook
Chinese, French, Spanish

Admissions Requirements

2.75

gr. 7 not required gr. 8: 60 iBT gr. 9: 70 iBT gr. 10: 70 iBT

Required

SKYPE

Feb.15 Rolling

ETS 8491

Estimated Costs

$57,450

$9,800 ESL

$1,000 Books & Supplies

$100 Parents' Association Dues

$2,000 Student Account

$1,725 Health Insurance

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