Knox Traditions

Gym Night

Long-standing traditions, such as Gym Night and our Annual Lantern Parade have been celebrated from generation to generation. Knox students, faculty, and staff cherishes the traditions as valuable contributors to the campus culture.

Team Choosing

Are you Red or are you White?

At Team Choosing often referred to as “Fate Night”, new Knox students, faculty and staff are selected to be on a team that represents one of the school colors. Once chosen, you are either “Red” or “White” for life. Games and challenges throughout the year are fun and competitive. The winning point team has its name inscribed on a permanent school trophy at the end of each school year and goes down in Knox History.

The whole family gets involved supporting “Knoxies” at Team Choosing and other Red/White events.

Senior Singing

Music bridges cultures and helps us to celebrate our shared humanity. On the last Thursday evening before winter break, the Seniors sing a collection of holiday-themed music, both sacred and secular, as they process from the Meeting Room (pictured above) to the grand staircase of Houghton Hall where they gather with the rest of our school community. Their self-selected songs are often poignant reminders to take a moment to enjoy each passing hour.

Artwork for the Class of 2017 Senior Sing program by Gia Zhao '17.

Gym Night

Let the games begin!


Our annual Gym Night is a time for fun and friendly competition as the red and the white ream compete to earn points towards the big prize. Put on your game face for tug-of-war, dance competitions, karaoke, and more!

Lantern Parade

Knox Lantern Parade

The Annual Lantern Parade is an opportunity to celebrate the graduating Senior class. The tradition of meeting on the main law, overlooking the Stony Brook Harbor, is an opportunity to pay respect to the graduating students, while encouraging them to continue moving "toward the light."

Knox Lantern Parade

Graduation

Commencement Ceremony

One of Knox's most cherished traditions is its annual commencement ceremony. At this ceremony, our Senior class looks as poised and elegant as they have from generation to generation.

Varsity Softball Rings Victory Bell

When Knox athletes triumph over the competition, everyone joins in the celebration by ringing the Victory Bell on the main lawn in front of Bancroft-Phinney Hall.

Knox Lantern Parage

The time-honored Senior Lantern Parade is an event that we look forward to every year.

Middle School Gingerbread Houses

Student council members and Mrs. Tillona-Baker help the middle school students build gingerbread houses shortly before December break.

Ring and Blazer Ceremony

Our annual Ring and Blazer Ceremony is when Seniors receive their school rings and their traditional red and white blazers. It is one of our oldest traditions, dating back to 1927.