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A Message from the Head of School...

It is my pleasure to welcome you to The Knox School website. Founded as an all-girls school in 1904 in Cooperstown, New York, Knox is rich in culture, history, and traditions that have carried on over the past century, despite progressive changes, such as the School’s transformation to a co-educational student body in the 1970’s. Today at Knox, you will find a qualified, dedicated and nurturing staff whose collective purpose is to inspire in each student a love of learning and a desire to continually develop the skills necessary to lead happy, confident, and successful lives in a complex and changing world.

 Knox’s traditions and culture help to create and define our unique learning community in which Knox students have the confidence and the courage to take risks as they learn and to be respectful and tolerant of their peers, teachers and other adults. These original ideologies that established the foundation upon which our school was built remain strong today, yet have been adapted to a modern world to prepare our students to think on a more global level.   Our core values – Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Courage, Kindness and Scholarship – which are reinforced in and out of the classroom – also help to shape the character of Knox students, and provide them with a moral compass that will guide them for life. 

Knox students have opportunities to be exceptional. Small class sizes allow each individual to develop a voice that is heard. Here, they can be problem solvers and critical thinkers and will grow into responsible citizens who are aware of and prepared for the demands of our global society. Our graduates have found that they are connected to networks all over the world and because of these networks; their possibilities to pursue their dreams and achieve success are endless. 

I urge you to browse our website, and even better, to visit our pristine and safe campus nestled in the village of Nissequogue and see for yourself why our Home Beside the Shore is a place where your child can be transformed into a young adult who is ready to face the challenges of a new generation. 

Semper ad Lucem,

Kristen B. Tillona 

Head of School

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