Clubs and Activities
Like our curriculum, our program of clubs and activities is always dynamic, never static. We offer a range of opportunities for student growth and exploration through service-oriented clubs like UNICEF and Diversity Club, cultural clubs like World Culture Club and Sign Language Club, and opportunities where students can prepare for the real world, such as Business Club. We also offer leadership opportunities through our Residential Life program (Dorm Proctors) and our Work Study program. All students participate in at least one activity, though most participate in two. When students have a strong interest in developing new clubs, we support and encourage their ideas. A spirit of innovation and social responsibility pervades many of our activities, notably National Honor Society, and our most active club--Student Council. Whether performing in a rock band or tending to the bees, Knox Students dive into these experiences with energy and commitment.
- Board Game Theory
- Business & Finance Club
- Civil Rights Alliance
- Cooking Club
- Equine Welfare: We Speak for Them
- Fashion Club
- Future Medical Leaders of America
- Musicians’ Club
- Publications Club
- Science Club & Environmental Awareness Group
- Sign Language Club
- The Bat Society
- The Beekeeping Society
- UNICEF USA
- World Cultures Club
For Middle School & Upper School
The goal of the Board Game Theory Club is to introduce students to the strategies and theories of some of the more sophisticated board games. This is a club enjoyed by students who value friendly competition, who love to strategize, and who aim conquer their enemies under the heels of their boots!
Believe it or not, mastering game theories can help students with math skills, writing skills, and test-taking strategies. Students will learn a variety of unique games including Dominion, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Risk, Pandemic, Forbidden Island, and more!
Club Advisors: Mr. Navins and Mr. Christianson
In this club, students participate in an online finance game through Investopedia where they will learn the principles of stock and options trading. Students fundraise for a trip to Wall Street to visit the New York Stock Exchange and speak with career traders and investors.
Club Advisors: Mr. Mapp and Mr. Bridges
Rescue Group Support: There are thousands of horse rescue groups across the country. Many of these groups save horses from ASPCA starvation cases and rescue horses from Slaughter Auctions. In this club, students learn how to support horse rescue groups.
Horse Retirement: This club goal focuses on ensuring that the horses that have have served The Knox School over many years, finish out their lives with dignity. Students develop and implement fundraising initiatives for the retirement of the Knox horses.
Club Advisors: Ms. Moore, Ms. Christensen and Ms. Kaznocha
Founded by Knox student Christina Tong, ‘17, this club combines reading, research, and discussion skills to explore current trends in fashion. This club also assists with Knox's annual International Day Fashion Show and with costumes for the Visual and Performing Arts Department.
Club Advisors: Ms. Karp and Ms. Fastenberg
In this club, students design, write, and distribute published work via the School’s three main publications: Scribblers, The Honeybee Chronicle, and the student yearbook, Roseleaves. Students have the opportunity to submit original work associated with the arts and humanities to Scribblers, resulting in a very unique and personal final product. The Honeybee Chronicle - our School newspaper, covers happenings around the Knox community, while highlighting select events and individuals. Finally, this club produces Roseleaves by controlling the entire creative process, including content, organization and design. Some students may spend more time on one publication than another, but all will earn valuable experience they will use in college and beyond. Each member of this club truly appreciates the value of the printed word.
Club Advisors: Mr. Ramsay, Ms. Raso and Mr. Bridges
The science club allows students to come together over their mutual appreciation for the sciences. Students are encouraged to explore ways to reduce the campus' ecological footprint and help make their fellow peers aware of their impacts on the environment. Students in Science Club also have the opportunity to participate in the National Science Bowl Competition at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Advisors: Mr. Tracey and Ms. Kaznocha
In this club, students learn how to communicate using sign language. They will be able to differentiate between American, Signed Exact English, and Pigeon. During the academic year, the students perform during an all-school assembly and learn how to sign the The Knox School's Alma Mater and other School songs. The goal of this club is for students to have the opportunity to go into the community and perform holiday songs, visit The Cleary School for the Deaf, and order food at a local restaurant. Each club activity offers students an opportunity to improve their sign language communication skills.
Club Advisors: Ms. Lagnese, Ms. Frageau and Ms. Townes
In this club, students conduct research about the needs of bats in the Long Island region. Students then raise funds to purchase the materials necessary to build bat houses to be installed on The Knox School's campus. Additional support includes periodical monitoring of bat house activity, identifying wear-and-tear, and assessing the needs of the bats living in the bat houses. The majority of work for this club occurs in the Fall and Winter months, and then students will periodically check on the bat house structures in the Spring to ensure that the bat communities are safe and thriving.
Club Advisor: Mr. Frageau
The Knox School currently has three on-campus apiaries housing a strong colony of Italian-bred honeybees. Although keeping bees requires a significant amount of labor, the results of such hard work are extremely sweet!
In the beekeeping society, students are responsible for the upkeep of Knox’s colonies of bees. They perform regular inspections of the apiaries to ensure that the bees are safe and healthy, change the sugar-water on a weekly basis, build and repair the bees’ homes, and ultimately harvest the liquid-gold honey. Although the majority of the work is performed in the Spring, students in this club work upwards of 2-3 hours per week to ensure that the colonies are well-served.
For more information about the Knox Beekeeping Society, please click the link below to read our Progress Report & Essential Information.
Club Advisor: Mr. Ramsay
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As a global organization, the mission of UNICEF is to “support the world's children through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States, [and] does whatever it takes to save and protect the world's most vulnerable children.” As a chapter of UNICEF, this club's goal is to educate, advocate, and raise funds through campus events and community outreach. The aim is for students to get involved in global issues and learn how to advocate for those who are less fortunate. This club must submit through the UNICEF “High School Club” process to be recognized as an active chapter, which is overseen by the two appointed faculty members.
Club Advisors: Ms. Adams and Mr. Donahue
Business & Finance
Club Field Trip
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Students from The Knox School’s Business & Finance Club took a trip to Wall Street in April to get a close-up look at what it takes to “hunt elephants.”
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, The Knox School's Pre-Medicine Club learned about combating cancer and metastatic disease from Dr. Jules Cohen, a medical oncologist at the Stony Brook University Hospital. We thank Dr. Cohen for generously donating his time and wisdom while inspiring students who are considering future careers within the medical sciences.