Meet the Admissions Team

The Admissions Team looks forward to sharing everything that is great about The Knox School with you. We are here to answer your questions and assist you through the admissions process. We look forward to welcoming you to campus. To request information or schedule a visit, please contact us at 631-686- 1600 ext. 414 or email us at

John Ettore

Director of Admissions

Private School Admissions

John joined The Knox School community as Director of Admissions in April 2016. Although new to Knox, John is no stranger to independent schools. He began his career in education in 2000. Prior to working in the admission field, John spent his first five years serving in a variety of roles, including; history instructor, dean of students, and as a director of residential life. For the past 11 years, John has worked in the admission offices at three different New England boarding schools, serving as an Associate Director of Admission, Director of Admission, and most recently, prior to his arrival at Knox, as the Director of International Recruitment. John is considered an industry leader in international recruitment and in the art of interviewing. He has presented various seminars to students and parents preparing them for the secondary school admission process and teaching students distinctive interview skills and techniques. John enjoys working with and building relationships with prospective families as they proceed through the secondary school admission process. He is excited to represent The Knox School and spread the word about the great things happening in the classrooms and on campus at Knox.

JoAnne Fastag

Administrative Assistant to Admissions

Private School Admissions

JoAnne has joined the Knox family after many years of working in New York City in the corporate world. She has many years of experience working in the administrative field, and provides support to families interested in becoming part of The Knox family. JoAnne enjoys family vacations, and loves all things Disney. She hopes to make each family feel like Knox is their home away from home. JoAnne is married and has an 11 year old daughter. She is a Native New Yorker from Brooklyn, who now resides in Ronkonkoma, Long Island.

Meet Our Knox Ambassadors

Knox Ambassadors are essential to our admissions process. A campus tour with one of our current students allows prospective students to receive "real-life" knowledge about daily life at The Knox School. Our Ambassadors answer questions about dorm living, campus sports and activities, the classroom experience, what happens on the weekends, and more. We look forward to having you meet our students!

2016-2017 Knox Ambassadors

Ibtisum Babar
David Benini
Christopher Boivin
Tania Browne
Abigail Bruning
Arien Evans
Yinglun (Englan) Gao
Bradley Kooma
Daniel Leach
Jialin Li

Madison Licalzi
Aiting (Elaine) Ma
Colby Palmer
Brandon Persaud
Kyle Persaud
Hailey Schwartz
Maya Tintweiss
Ling (Christina) Tong
Elizaveta Vostokova