Residential Life

Image of boarding students in the dorms on the campus of The Knox School, an international high school located on Long Island. New York - USA

The Knox School’s Residential Life Program is a supportive and student-centered program designed to promote mutual respect, personal integrity, and personal growth in a safe, friendly, and nurturing environment. Our community is intentionally structured to maximize character development and to teach students to have a strong moral compass, which is the foundation of our Core Values: respect, responsibility, integrity, kindness, courage, and scholarship.

Life at Knox

"A Day in the Life"

Click the button above to see a sample schedule for daily life as a Knox boarding student.

“At Knox, the entire community is like a family. I was very far away from home, but my parents and I never worried because Knox was like my second home.”
– Omar El Sheik ’17, Cairo, Egypt

Our Residence Program Includes

Comforts of Home

  • High-speed Wi-Fi and wired internet in every building
  • Most buildings are air-conditioned
  • Student lounges and common areas with cable television
  • Full kitchens or kitchenettes in all residential buildings
  • In-house nurses, wellness clinic, and athletic trainers/physicians

Formal Dining

  • Three hot meals per day, all-you-care-to-eat
  • Weekend Brunch, all-you-care-to-eat
  • Varied menus
  • All meals prepared daily on-site by CulinArt chefs
  • Dietary options available (vegetarian, gluten free, religious/cultural needs)

Constant Support

  • Morning wake-up calls
  • Dorm Parents around the clock
  • Licensed Social Worker on campus
  • Supervised daytime study halls
  • Supervised evening study hours
  • Academic extra-help sessions

Safety & Well-Being

To ensure the safety of all students, we provide:

  • Separate dormitories for boys and girls
  • Video surveillance in hallways and common areas
  • Dorm Parents trained to maintain strict dormitory rules
  • Each student has his or her own combination-lock safe to securely store valuables and cash
  • Dorms locked down by 10 p.m.
  • Emergency preparedness and fire drills conducted regularly

Many of The Knox School’s administration and faculty reside on campus and act as “Dorm Parents” who support the Academic, Social, Emotional, and Physical needs of boarding students in the evening and on weekends when classes and athletic practices have concluded for the day.

For Happy & Healthy Students

  • Health and Wellness Center designed for overnight health stays with nurses when necessary
  • Magnus online medical form system stores important student data for emergencies
  • Mental health professional on-site
  • University hospital within 15 minutes by car
  • Fire Department and Ambulance Services only 1 mile away

Open & Consistent Communication

We communicate regularly with parents

  • Student Advisors serve as liaisons between the school and parents
  • Our online student data tracking system keeps parents up-to-date on students’ grades, absences, effort, and disciplinary record

Additional Services

  • PI Accounts (for cash disbursements and other expenses)
  • Visiting physician administers physicals and vaccinations
  • I-20 issuance
  • Shuttles to Long Island Railroad and JFK Airport

Click to enlarge images of our residential facilities

Round-the-Clock Care

Dorm Parents and Knox’s Student Life staff provide round-the-clock care for students, so that they may grow and develop in a safe and supervised environment. Students are afforded:

  • Supervised study halls so that academic assistance is available when needed
  • Comfort for students who are transitioning to dorm-living for the first time
  • A senior-level “Administrator On Duty” is on-call 24/7 in case of an emergency, ensuring that students’ needs are met at all levels
Image of boarding students in the dorms on the campus of The Knox School, an international high school located on Long Island. New York - USA

The residential life program at The Knox School promotes a culture of family that is second to none – It is a feeling of warmth and welcome that makes this a one-of-a-kind place to live and learn.

Weekend Excursions

Weekend excursions are for all students, not just those who live on campus. Trips to local hot spots, shopping malls, New York City, cultural events, and sometimes a simple “Target run,” are all part of weekend living at The Knox School.

To learn more about our excursions and other campus resources, click here.