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Are you seeking a school community where every student and teacher knows each other by name? A school community where there is an exceptional level of individual attention and support, both academic and personal? A caring and supportive environment, where each student has the chance to define himself or herself, be celebrated, and experience leadership? If so, we want to hear from you. We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

We Are Rolling Admissions!

Priority application deadline – January 30th*.

*Applications will be accepted after this date, space permitting.

Follow the steps below to complete the application process. If you have any questions please contact the Admissions Office at or +1 631-686-1600.

Step One: Complete the Inquiry Form

The first step in the admission process is to complete the Online Inquiry Form. This will give us the opportunity to get to know you and your family better. Once you have completed the inquiry, a member of the Admissions Team will be in contact with you. We will also send you information about The Knox School and include you on our mailing list to invite you to future events in your home area.

Step Two: Visit Campus & Schedule an Interview

The best way to learn about Knox and gain a better sense of us is to experience this vibrant learning environment and community in person. You will be amazed when you see our students, faculty, and community in action. An interview with a member of the Admissions Team is a required part of the application process. To schedule your campus visit and interview please contact us at or +1 631-686-1600.

If you cannot visit the campus, it is possible that a member of our Admissions Team can interview you in your home area. Please see our Where We Are Traveling page to see when we will be in your area.

Skype or Zoom interviews are a third possible option for completing your interview requirement. To schedule your virtual interview, please contact us at or call +1 631-686-1600.

Step Three: Complete Required Standardized Tests

All students applying to The Knox School are required to take the SSAT. It is important to register for the SSAT ( in advance. Knox SSAT School Code is 4436. All testing must be from the current year.

In addition to the SSAT, International Applicants, whose native language is not English, must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Knox TOEFL School Code is 8491.

Step Four: Complete & Submit your Knox Application

The Knox School uses the Standard Application Online (SAO) and The Knox School Application. There is an application fee of $75.00 for domestic applicants and $150.00 for international applicants.

To start your application, create a new account in The Knox School online application portal. The application will guide you through the process.

The following materials are necessary to complete your application:

  1. Online Application, which includes an essay and short answer questions
  2. In-person or virtual interview using Skype or Zoom (application does not have to be complete for interview)
  3. Recommendation form from a math teacher.
  4. Recommendation form from an English teacher.
  5. Recommendation form from your principal, guidance counselor, head of school, or advisor.
  6. Academic Transcripts from the current year and previous two years
  7. Standardized Test scores (The SSAT is the preferred test for applicants applying for 6th through 10th Grade, while the PSAT or SAT can be used for 11th, 12th, and PG applicants).

Our application deadline is January 30th.

We will continue to accept applications after this date, space permitting. Click on the badges below to complete the application process. If you have questions please contact the Admissions Office at or +1 631-686-1600.

Important Dates & Reminders

September: Complete Online Inquiry and begin to register for Standardized Tests

October – January: Schedule your campus visit and interview

December: Work on completing your application and have your transcript, test scores, and all supplemental information sent to Knox

January 30th: Priority applications are due to Knox. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

March 10th: Applicants are notified of admission decisions. Applicants submitting a completed application after the deadline may receive a decision on March 10th or shortly after the Admission Committee is able to review the application.

April 10th: Welcome to The Knox School! Admitted students are asked to submit their enrollment contract and deposit by this date. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to campus in September.