Fast Facts about The Knox School

Founded in 1904, The Knox School is Long Island’s oldest established private school. Our inclusive environment serves grades 6-12 and Post-Graduate, providing students with a broad world perspective and a wide range of skills to prepare them for the next phase of their journeys. At Knox, everyone knows your name, and each student’s potential is unlocked and maximized because of the boundless experiences a Knox education provides.

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Located on the GOLD COAST of Long Island in New York
The Knox School’s 40-Acre, waterfront campus is centrally located, easily accessible, and close to all:

  • 90 minutes from New York City
  • 60 minutes from JFK International Airport
  • 20 minutes from the Port Jefferson/Bridgeport, CT Ferry
  • 10 minutes from the Long Island Railroad

Superior Academics, Superior Results
Knox graduates attend the most selective colleges in the nation and abroad – from large public universities to small institutions, art schools, and engineering schools. Our proven success includes:

  • 100% Graduation and College Acceptance Rate
  • 78% Acceptance to Top 100 College and Universities in the USA
  • 12 Dual-Enrollment Classes for College Credit
  • 32 Advanced Placement and Honors Classes
  • 8 Renowned Honor Societies
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Our Diverse and Global Community
The Knox student body is intentionally small to ensure that each student’s potential is unlocked and maximized. Currently, our student profile serves:

  • 15+ countries, with 60% Domestics and 40% International Students
  • 12 students are the average class size
  • 47% of the population are boys; 53% are girls
  • 6:1 is the current Student/Teacher Ratio

Go Higher with Knox Falcons
The Knox School Athletic Department seeks to support the educational mission of The Knox School by helping all of our students realize their athletic potential. Our highlights include:

  • 100% High School Sports Participation
  • 21 Athletic Teams
  • 7 World Records Earned
  • 4 League Championships
  • 3 State Championships
  • Multiple “Coaches of the Year”

Premier Equestrian Program
Founded in 1914, the Equestrian Program is Knox’s oldest, continuous sports activity. Our riders learn under Master Horseman James North and grow in our historic horse-shoe-shaped equestrian center where students may choose to board their own horse or ride one of the many Knox show horses and ponies.

Having recently undergone an impressive renovation, our state-of-the-art equestrian riding ring was designed and installed by the industry leader who has created some of the finest show rings in the world, including the Longines Global Champions Tours.

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Discover New Talents with Visual and Performing Arts
The Knox School’s history of art and culture stems back to 1904 with Founder Mary Alice Knox’s vision to provide a progressive education, rich with art and music. Our arts offerings include:

  • 100% student participation in visual arts, performing arts, and choir
  • 100% of our Visual Arts teachers have college-level teaching experience
  • 100% of our faculty hold advanced degrees (Masters or Higher)
  • Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Classes Offered
  • Knox has a chapter of the National Art Honor Society
  • Students receive 1-to-1 coaching for art portfolio development
  • Students have multiple opportunities to perform or showcase talents on campus and in the community

Interested in learning more about how The Knox School can help your child unlock their potential? Contact our admissions office at, call (631) 686-1600 to schedule a tour, request information online, or visit us during one of our Open Houses so you can experience what makes Knox a special place.