A Clear Path to College

College Counseling

The college planning process is a daunting, yet exciting experience. With the constant changes in education, the process has become increasingly difficult, requiring students to start sooner with their planning and work harder to meet their college goals. Here at Knox, we take the stress out of college planning.

Our Support System

The College Counseling office helps students identify their strengths and weaknesses, and turns that data into their potential college list. As a team, the students and their counselor will determine the best fit based on their individual needs. All students receive a workbook at the start of their college planning journey to serve as a guide to get them through one of the most important decisions of their lives.

College Counseling is a collaborative effort between the student, counselor, parents and teachers. Everyone involved has a responsibility to uphold in order for students to reach the next level in their education. Students are encouraged to work hard both in and out of the classroom to reach their full potential so they can prepare a college resume that shows them at their personal best.

Preparing for Entrance Exams

Independent college counseling assists Knox students in preparing for a wide range of entrance examinations necessary for college applications. We support students through the registration process and offer preparatory classes to help students polish their test-taking skills, gain confidence in the test-taking process, practice for perfection, and more.

In the 2017-2018 school year, Knox was officially approved as a test site to administer the SAT on campus making it easier and more comfortable for our students. Additionally, for students who need accommodations on any college entrance exam, the Director of College Counseling works alongside families to process the necessary paperwork for approval.

Selecting the "RIGHT" College

Our students have access to Naviance, a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Naviance empowers students and families to connect learning and life and provides schools with the information they need to help students prepare for life after high school. It also allows students to create a plan for their futures by helping them discover their individual strengths and learning styles and explore college and career options based on their results.

Naviance allows students to list all the schools to which they are applying and communicate with their counselor electronically to ensure all documents are received by the college or university. Once a student logs in to his or her Naviance account, they will have access to a wealth of information about the colleges they are interested in and important details such as deadlines and requirements. Naviance connects directly to the Common Application for students who choose to apply to one or more of the 600+ colleges that use the Common App. This program also allows parents and guardians to track their student’s progress as needed.

Resources for Underclassmen

In addition to all of the resources offered to the students at The Knox School, all upper school students (grades 9-12) take a College Counseling online class via Google Classroom to follow a creative “four journeys” process to college applications and acceptance. For more information on the online courses, please reach out to the Director of College Counseling.

NCAA Readiness

More information to come...

College Fairs

Each year, The Knox School College Counseling Office requires Junior, Senior and PG students to attend a series of online and site-based college fairs. Attending the college fair is one of the many steps that our students take in planning for their post-secondary journey.

College Fair

Previous College Fair Attendees:

Wagner College
Lawrence Technical Institute
Adelphi University
Saint Anselm College
University of Connecticut
Pace University
Eckerd College
Moravian College
Centenary College
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Hofstra University
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Penn State University
Mount Saint Mary's University
Emmanuel College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Nichols College
Curry College
St Johns College
St Thomas Aquinas College
Long Island University
SUNY Oswego
Johnson and Wales
The Sage Colleges
Kings College
SUNY Alfred State
Molloy College
Concordia College
Sacred Heart University
Marist College
UMass Amherst
University of Delaware
University of Iowa
Brandeis University
Simmons College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Gettysburg College
Binghamton University
High Point University
Lasell College
University of Tampa
Albertus Magnus
St Joseph's University
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
Academy of Art Institute
Virginia Commonwealth
Trinity College

Nova Southeastern University