Welcome, Students!

Congratulations on your acceptance to The Knox School! We’re so excited to welcome you to a loving and inclusive community where you can live, learn and achieve your dreams!

This webpage was designed to provide you with all the resources necessary for you to have a successful start to the 2020/2021 school year. Should you have any questions, we have also provided a list of key people within the School community who can help you settle in to your new Home Beside the Shore.

I wish you all the best for your first day of school, and look forward to seeing you on campus!

Caitlyn Adams-Davis, Director of Admissions


August 21-24, 2020 – Boarding Students Arrive
November 25, 2020 – Students Depart for Winter Recess
January 8-10, 2021 – Boarding Students Return from Winter Recess
March 22, 2021 – Spring Break Begins
March 26, 2021 – Boarding Students Return from Spring Break
June 12, 2021 – Commencement & Boarding Students Depart for Summer Recess

*Dates are Subject to Change Based on COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Important Information for Knox Students

Welcome Letter from the Head of School

Welcome to The Knox School, where we have a long history of educating young people and teaching them to live their very best lives.

Students at The Knox School thrive in a small, supportive environment where their intrinsic motivation is cultivated, allowing them to grow into young adults who are well rounded, global and critical thinkers. Whether you are an aspiring artist, designer, scientist or mathematician, a Knox education will prepare you for life beyond our campus.

Knox students are taught to have a strong moral compass and develop a sense of empathy for others that drives their involvement in service on a local, regional and global level. They learn that an extraordinary work ethic is the key to success. With the Total Care Education System in place at Knox, all aspects of our students’ development are covered in our programming.

Academic growth is pursued by teaching students to always strive for more, to ask difficult questions and seek knowledge beyond the classroom. Many Knox students participate in the Beacon Program for college credit and attend summer programs to broaden their experiences in preparation for university studies.

Social and emotional growth is monitored and nurtured through advisory, clubs and monthly men and women’s group meetings. Weekend activities and family-style dinners are the catalysts for the development of life-long friendships. A healthy mind provides young people with the availability to learn and explore the myriad of possibilities life has to offer.

Physical growth is cultivated through competitive sports, non-competitive sports, and physical education. Knox students are often found hiking the local trails, rowing on our beautiful harbor, riding a horse in our newly renovated barn, playing basketball and walking the beach on the weekend. Our fitness center is a central hub not just for our Elite athletes, but for everyone in the School to enjoy.

Knox is a community of people with similar mindsets who work together to achieve our common goals. Our faculty are not just teachers, but are also mentors to our student body, and you will often hear students describe their relationships with each other and the faculty and administration as family. We support each other in our successes as well as our failures. Our community is a safe haven for students to learn and grow and because they feel safe, students flourish in all pursuits. They develop the courage to try new things and find out that they have talents in areas they never imagined.

I urge you to join a community where more than a century of traditions run deep and where the opportunities are endless. Being a Knox student will change your life in ways you cannot imagine. Seeing is believing – join our community today.

Semper ad Lucem,
Kristen Tillona-Baker
Head of School

Health Care Information & Mandatory Forms

* New York State law requires that all students must submit comprehensive health examinations and immunization records prior to arriving on campus.

Printable Forms for Students arriving after September 1, 2020

Additional Information for BOARDING Students

For International Students: All International students are encouraged to complete a DuoLingo exam in the comfort of their own homes as part of the application process. This exam will supplement TOEFL scores and will assist our administration with course placement within the English as a New Language (ENL) curriculum. Follow these four easy steps to completing your exam prior to your arrival at Knox:

Important DuoLingo Deadlines:

  • All new international students must complete Duolingo and notify the admissions office by August 1, 2020. 
  • All new international students enrolled after August 1, 2020, must complete Duolingo within 7 days.

Key People to Contact (by Department)

Please email all completed forms to Christine Cleary at ccleary@knoxschool.org by August 21, 2020 for students to begin classes on September 1, 2020.


Use these contacts to find members of The Knox School Administration and Staff who can answer any questions you may have prior to the start of school.

School Phone Number: (631) 686-1600

Health Registration or Questions:
Aimee Roderick, RN, Director of Health and Wellness Office
ext. 434

Academics/Curriculum/Summer Work:
Virginia Riccardi, Asst. Head of School
ext. 409

Text Books:
Christine Cleary, Admin. Assistant
ext. 402
(Books through BOCES for Suffolk County Residents Only)

Student Support /Advisory:
Jennifer St. Amour, Social Worker
ext. 412

Deborah Argano, Director of Transportation and Accounts Payable
ext. 441

Business Office for Wire Transfers, Int’l Health Insurance:
Phil Savana, Business Manager
ext. 422

Arrival/Itineraries /Dorm Questions / Roommates:
Maureen Van Moffaert, Student Life
ext. 427

Student E-mail & Portal Access:
Al Giuliano, Director of Technology
ext. 431

Majestic Mapp, Athletic Director
ext. 452

Administrator on Duty (AOD):
An administrator on Duty is available to students and families 24 hours, 7 days per week. Use the AOD phone number when offices are closed. Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

School Calendar

The Knox School’s 2020/2020 School Calendar will be posted shortly.

Please email all completed forms to Christine Cleary at ccleary@knoxschool.org by August 21, 2020 for students to begin classes on September 1, 2020.