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The Knox School

According to information for 2019, an average SAT score made up 1220
Address:  541 Long Beach Rd, St James, NY 11780, United States
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Description The Knox School

  • Location: St. James, New York, USA
  • Established: in 1904
  • The age of the students: 11-18 years old
  • The total number of students: 140 people (115 at the boarding house).
  • Accommodation type: boarding house (residence, from 12 years)
  • Type of study: mixed
  • Language of instruction: English.

The American private school the Knox School was founded in 1904: it was originally supposed to be a school with a strong bias in the study of arts and music - that's why the institution was located near New York from Its vast cultural opportunities. Today, the attention to the arts in the school remains at the same high level, but the academic results of the students are impressive: this is supported by a strong teaching staff, balanced educational programs and the breadth of choice of educational subjects.

About 140 people study at Knox School today: a boarding school for mixed education (available from age 12), a day school (11-12 years) and a special Post-Graduate department where students can prepare for admission to the chosen institution. The school consists of several prestigious national educational organizations:

  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Association of Boarding Schools.

All students wear uniforms, the school does not have religious affiliations - children of any confession and religion can study here. Traditionally, for American boarding schools, strict discipline is strictly observed: hazing is strictly forbidden, drug and alcohol use, smoking. For minor incidents, the student may be left after school or suspended from school, deprived of personal privileges and financial assistance.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The Knox School

Program name
from 29 700 $ / semester

Advanced Placement

A traditional high school program is designed for American students aimed at completing the course of secondary education and preparing for admission to the chosen university.

Students choose a few high-priority subjects that are studied at an in-depth, more complicated level: this helps to increase the chances of enrolling in the chosen specialty. The curriculum includes compulsory classes (seminars, lectures, practical works, preparation of research projects), and optional electives, attention is paid to sports and creativity, various excursions.

Accommodation, housing and food

The boarding school (accommodation in the school) is available to students from 12 years of age and older: they have prepared cozy, comfortable hostels with rooms for 2-4 people. Women's residences have rooms with private facilities. Together with the children, teachers and their families live in their homes: they create a comfortable, benevolent atmosphere, monitor the observance of cleanliness and order, discipline, and help children to solve various issues.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Acting skills, algebra, American Literature, anatomy, art, biology, ceramics, chemistry, Chinese, Choral singing, computation, ecology, economics, Electrical engineering, English, ethics, French, Geometry, healthy lifestyle, journalism, letter, maths, media art, philosophy, Physical culture and sports sciences, physics, physiology, Policy and government, political science, robotics, Spanish, statistics, Studio art, The art of dance, the photo, theory of music, World history, world literature,  History of america

Events The Knox School

Among the studies of students during extra-curricular hours, one can mention creativity, especially visual art: special exhibitions and galleries are provided on the school grounds and in the local community. This is an excellent opportunity to create and replenish your personal portfolio (it will be very useful when entering the profile universities of art and design), to try your hand at major exhibitions and art shows. For the most successful and talented artists, there are places in the big Solarium gallery (regular program Light from the Shore series).

Much attention is paid to the diverse performing arts: choreography, music, musical and dramatic art - interesting plays are regularly arranged. Colourful, memorable school events are also organized in many ways by the students: the Opening Ceremony of the New Academic Year, the traditional Christmas Ball, caroling by candlelight (this tradition has been observed for several decades), Parental Days and Days of Grandparents, and large annual fairs.

In the theater, students can show themselves not only on stage, but also by working as writers, illuminators, music directors and decorators.

Knox School regularly participates in the festivals of the New York State Music Schools Association, in various music competitions (All-State Competitions), prepares its students for professional auditions, performances at the annual Talents Show on Wednesday Assemblies.

The physical development of schoolchildren, active rest does not stand aside either. Students have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of sports - for this on the campus there are all kinds of fields, equipment:

  • Choreography (including ballet)
  • Cross Country Running
  • Fighting
  • Baseball
  • American Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian sports
  • Softball
  • Bowling
  • Football
  • Golf.


According to 2019 information, the average SAT score is 1220, and the average ACT score is 28.

Equipment The Knox School

Today Knox School is located in the north of Long Island, practically on the coast of a small peninsula between the Long Island Strait and Stony Brook Bay - the windows of the campus (both the academic building and residences) offer a beautiful view. Nearby are major airports Kennedy, La Guardia and LI. MacArthur. Just a few minutes walk separates the campus from many hiking and cycling routes, from beautiful spacious beaches, and you can get to New York with its almost unlimited opportunities of leisure and entertainment in just an hour.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

 The course price already includes:

  • Studying on the program
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • 24-hour child care and guarantee of its safety
  • Regular reports for parents.

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • English lessons language for foreign students (supporting the ESL course)
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services)
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fees (payable at the Embassy)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • School uniforms
  • Deposit for foreign students.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 150 USD
  • Deposit for a course/programme 2000 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

All enrolled in the school must provide educational certificates SSAT or ISEE, and foreign students - and the results of the TOEFL test, confirming a sufficiently high level of English. All pass a personal interview with representatives of the school administration - this can be done both personally (during the fact-finding visit) and by Skype.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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