The Course Selection Process

The Knox School course catalogue can be found on our website, and is a great resource for new students. Before you arrive, it is a good idea to become familiar with this document so you can see the course offerings available to you as a Knox student and can discuss long-term academic study with your family.

Course Catalog

Click the link below to access our complete course catalogue.

2017/2018 Course Offerings

Click the link below to see a full list of courses that are being offered to students for the 2017/2018 school year.

Day-School Course Selection

During our summer registration dates, students meet with the Dean of Academics or College Counselor to plan a schedule that will allow each student to fulfill core class requirements, broaden his or her current interests, and explore new ones. Local Day Students will have three days over the summer to visit campus and select their courses. Please visit our website for these important dates.

For Additional Support

During the summer, both Local Day Students and Domestic and International Boarders can reach Assistant Head of School and Dean of Academics Virginia Riccardi via email at or by phone at 631-686-1600 ext. 409 to discuss course offerings and receive advice about how to choose a course of study that will be challenging and fulfilling.

Boarding School Course Selection

Domestic and International Boarders will attend our All-Student Registration on September 6, 2017 after arriving on campus. Part of this process will be to sit with the Dean of Academics, select the appropriate coursework, and review the final schedule before classes begin. Students requesting AP or Honors courses must complete an application and sit for a placement exam and/or writing sample. A committee of teachers along with the Assistant Head of School reviews each application and exam to determine acceptance to AP or Honors courses. Students accepted into an AP course are required to complete a summer assignment; late registrants will be given an abbreviated assignment and/or an extended period of time to complete the work.