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Headmaster's Welcome

Welcome to The Knox School website! We hope you will find these pages a useful and interesting way to get to know a little more about the place we so affectionately call our “home beside the shore.”

The Knox School was established in 1904. Today, the School remains a diverse community of enthusiastic and scholastically-motivated students and educators who are committed not only to academic growth, but also to developing a strong sense of character. Our School’s core values - Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Courage, Kindness and Scholarship – are ingrained in our students as part of their daily lives. Living the core values promotes tolerance and respect amongst students and staff, and encourages students to accept and celebrate what is unique in others.

In accordance with the philosophy of a true college preparatory program, the Knox administration and faculty are firmly committed to building literacy and writing proficiency to prepare our students for higher education and the challenges of the real world. Our extended, 70 minute class periods allow for the integration of writing lab time, one-to-one tutorials and writing across the curriculum. Our goal is that all students who graduate from our program will be proficient writers with a solid command of English grammar and usage. The development and implementation of the English Department’s Core Curriculum, professional development opportunities, and the commitment of our faculty to deliver the highest level of education possible are what makes this happen.

The small size of our community and classes allows us to know each student personally, assure them that they are valued, and help them discover and refine their intellectual, athletic and artistic pursuits. Each student is paired with an academic advisor and college counselor who are always available to help navigate the rough waters and share in the pride of our many student accomplishments.

To put it simply, we are family at Knox.

We appreciate your interest in our school. By visiting our website, you have taken the first step in what promises to be an exciting journey as you search for a secondary school that best meets the needs of your family. If we can answer any questions you may have, or if you would like to tour our beautiful, 48 acre campus, one of our admissions specialists would be happy to assist you. You may send us an email, or call 631.686.1600 ext. 414.

 Semper Ad Lucem,

Thad Gaebelein




  • April, 2014
    • 04-18 Scholars Day
    • 04-21 Spring Long Weekend - School Closed
    • 04-25 International Fair 11:45 AM to 3:00 PM
    • 04-26 Summer Adventures at Knox Open House
    • 04-27 Spring Performing Arts Recital 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 04-28 Tech Week

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