First off if you have a secret on campus it will find a way to be exposed, and you can never hide anything. The student body while I attended was cruel and mean to me because of my disabilities. I was also talked about in harsh ways because of my race. I received racial comments on a daily basis. The
... Read more girls here were also very cruel and shallow and if you were not super attractive they made fun of you. The dorms always smelled and were handled poorly. While I attended there were rat infestations. The faculty does not care about the students with an exception of a few teachers. If you are falsely accused of doing something and saying something you will be reported to the administration. Also note that when you are reported you will be reported by many people who want to destroy your life. I was outcasted, beaten up, and made fun of for things I could not control. Overall I would not recommend this school as it has no name value like Choate, Exeter or Andover, its overpriced, and the people there are entitled (Even though there is nothing to be entitled about. Unless you attend Miss Porters, Choate, Exeter or Avon Old Farms you have no reason to be cocky.) Overall it is a bad school. Read less
Posted by a other on 09/08/13
In recent years, the Knox School has made tremendous improvement in facilities as well as available programs. Not only are they renovating all of the dorms (except Knipe because it was recently rebuilt 2 years ago) but they are also renovating and reopening a previously neglected academic building, including
... Read more a new writing center inside of it as well. In addition to these renovations, the school has also recently renovated the library to include a study center as well as a research center, along with the already-existing computer lab. In terms of academics, Knox has always excelled. This year, Knox will be giving students the option to participate in online courses (including AP classes) if a class is not already offered in the curriculum. As a long-time student approaching her last year, I have seen the school pass through many phases and I have to say that I have never been more excited for my senior year. However, as a veteran of several other private schools, the one thing that Knox has maintained over the years is its caring environment that other schools do not have. There is a lot of change coming to Knox in the following years, and I am eager to see its continued success! Read less
Posted by a other on 06/07/13
My child attended Knox during his last two years of high school. The security and the rules have definitely polished my son's behavior. He came back and started to show humble, responsible character. I had never expected that Knox has an impact on children other than their academic performances. The
... Read more campus is absolutely gorgeous with a beach towards the end of the hill. Girls have sea-view dorms! Knipe cottage has recently been renovated and it looks absolutely amazing. All that is left is improving the boy's dormitories. The library needs a little work as well. But hey, Knox is working it's way! Keep up the good work Knox! Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/29/12
This school has the potential of being great, however in the 6 years that I have been associated, (as a parent), with Knox it has missed the mark every time. The board has made very poor choices in Headmasters. They have gone from bad to worst! The faculty is overworked and although many are extremely
... Read more competant, they cannot be effective educators because they are so over extended. Because of this, very few faculty members remain. Tuition is high and the buildings, especially the boys dorms are in poor shape and it appears there is no plan to remedy this. I have issues with the cleanliness of things as well. There has been an ongoing problem with mold and flea and bedbug infestations. I hope someday they get their act together because as I said, this has potential! Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/04/10
I once attended Knox in my senior year. It really helps relieve the stress of going into college and the teachers and students are all quite nice.
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Posted by a student on 10/22/09
This is a great place for students! Each students gets the attention they need while getting the freedom they want! You have got to look at this school for your child!!!
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Posted by a parent on 05/03/09
Knox is so beautiful and well maintained. 95% of the kids who go there are extremely nice, and good to each other. It is very much like a big family. It is well managed, and when there are problems they are handled appropriately. It is an honor to have a child attend such a fantastic school, and
... Read more I wish we had found it sooner. I highly recommend The Knox School, and you would be wise to visit and see for yourself, if you are looking for a top-notch college prep school for your child. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/08/07
The knox school is poorly maintained and neglected. Even the paths are choppy and chipped. As far as the school administrators are concerned there is a major lack of communications between administration and parents.
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Posted by a parent on 06/25/07
My Daughter attended The Knox School in the 10th grade. We were advised that Knox could meet her required needs and were referred by our Public School and a qualified child psychologist that this was the best placement for her special education needs. The experience was wonderful the first year when
... Read more Mr. & Mrs. Brown were headmasters of the school. The administration, quality of academic professionals went completely downhill for her last remaining years. The school does not have qualified Teacher's or administration staff to address a student with special needs or the appropriate curriculum for the 21st century. The students do not get what they need to prepare for college as a 'College Preparatory School' Ultimately the school did the very same thing as public school had done, which was to pass her through without academic achievement. I would never recommend this school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/11/06
My daughter attened knox. She was so excited to go to the school at first but soon after we realized what it was really all about. The school is just like a very small comunity, everyone talks, but in this case it is not the students. Also there are not many electives at all!
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Saint James schools — The Knox School is located at 541 Long Beach Rd, Saint James NY 11780. 541 Long Beach Rd is in the 11780 ZIP code in Saint James, NY The Knox School is a Private school that serves grade levels 6 - 12.
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