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My time at Knox was very transformative. Through the freedom and liberties, the school gives its students to cultivate new interests, and through the support of faculty and administration to pursue new opportunities, I was able to realize my true leadership potential and discover my strengths.”

Kyle Persaud ’18

Long Island, New York

Kyle Persaud joined The Knox School Community as a seventh grader and was a leader and school ambassador until he graduated with honors in 2018. Kyle is a native Long Islander whose parents are originally from Guyana. He currently took a break from working for Goldman Sachs to continue his education at Columbia University where he is pursuing his Juris Doctorate (JD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) as a Dual Major.

Currently Attends

Dual Major: Juris Doctorate and Master of Business Administration

Class of 2022
Bachelor’s Degree: Political Science & International Relations

“Knox has taught me amazing skills that have helped me learn the proper way to study, educate myself while implementing the things I’m learning in class, and taught me more about the best way to maximize the efficiency of education, helping me prepare for the next level.”

Declan Morrell-Smith ’23

Long Island, NY
Georgetown University

“Knox has helped me become a more outspoken and vibrant person. I’ve met people from all over the world, and that compelled me to get involved and learn more about my community. I’ve become a more informed person as well.”

Zainab Waheed ’23

Long Island, NY
The George Washington University

Graduates from The Knox School are poised and ready to enter the most selective colleges and universities in the nation and the world. Whether attending an Ivy League university, a Top 100 university, or a top-tier art or engineering school, Knox provides one-on-one college counseling, academic pathways, and an expansive variety of extracurricular activities for students to build a highly competitive resume for their college applications.

“Knox has given me the opportunity to take classes that will challenge me and prepare me for college, and the support of my teachers helped me excel in my studies. I got to meet a lot of people from different countries and learn about different cultures. Knox helped me grow as a student through rigorous coursework and an opportunity to improve as an athlete.”

Damjan Stanisic ’23

Podgorica, Montenegro
Seton Hall University

“Knox has so much that I loved. The campus is beautiful, I made lifelong friends and developed new skills along the way. Being an international boarding student, I learned many helpful life skills and grew as a person throughout the process.”

Rubina Maerdani ’23

Xinjiang, China
University of Washington

An average of $2,500,000 in merit scholarships is offered yearly to Knox graduates.
Each graduating class has an average of 35 students.

“Knox gave us so many resources to be successful. Our college counselor taught us how to apply for college properly and use the Common Application to get into our dream schools. The Knox School provided many great AP courses to improve students’ academic ability. I was introduced to my favorite sport at Knox, Badminton. The campus environment of Knox made me more independent and develop life-long life skills.”

Yuzhe “Kimi” Zheng ’23

Fujian, China
University of California, Davis

“I loved being a part of the Equestrian Program here at Knox. It was a home and a family for me as an international student. The class sizes were perfect for me so I could get the absolute most out of every class that I was a part of. The staff and faculty here are so invested in the students doing well and succeeding.”

Yuting “Yvonne” Xie ’23

Guangdong, China
New York University

Knox improved my English so much with the ENL Program and English courses. Knox truly has become my second home, I love being here. The focus on athletics helped me grow as a rower and become the best athlete I could be. Knox helped me develop skills that I will use throughout my life going forward. Knox is family. I’ll miss the community that Knox has.”

Jihyun “Alex” You ’23

South Korea
Oxford Brookes University

“The people are nice here and have greatly helped me improve my English. I have made a lot of friends here and got a different style of education compared to my country. Knox cares about students a lot. There is nothing to worry about when you are at Knox. It’s not like other schools, Knox is like a big family. It is a community that students can actually grow in.”

Tsan-Yang “Peter” Tsai ’23

Taipei City, Taiwan
Berklee School of Music

I will carry this last chapter of my life in my heart always. Thank you to the teachers who taught me so much more than just lessons in the curriculum. I learned about my passions, my goals, and the makings of my soul. Thank you all for giving me such an amazing high school experience!

– Vasia Tassiopolous

Vasia Tassiopolous attended Knox since 6th grade. Throughout her time at Knox, Vasia held several positions on Student Council and was National Honor Society President in her senior year.

Vasia Tassiopolous ’22

Long Island, New York
Columbia University’s Barnard College
Dual Major: English and Mathematics

Born in China and originally from California, Mia Sun spent her 3 years of high school at The Knox School, where she was a dedicated performing artist and student. In 2021, Mia participated in New York University’s (NYU) Steinhardt School’s performing arts project through the Verbatim Performing Arts Lab, which was a collaborative art-based video project performed by selected students throughout New York. Mia was recognized as the Valedictorian of the Class of 2022 and is attending the University of California, Davis which is ranked #28 in the nation, according to US News and World Report.

Mia Sun ’22

San Diego, California
University of Southern California
Major: Theatre Arts

Adam was a versatile student-athlete and scholar during his four years at The Knox School. He will attend New York University which is ranked #15 in the nation according to US News and World Report.

Adam You ’22

Gainesville, Florida
New York University
Major: Hospitality Management

Alexander joined Knox in the seventh grade. Over the years, he cultivated an intense passion for social justice issues and has been an instrumental change agent at The Knox School. During his senior year, Alex was appointed to the Student Council position of Equity and Inclusion Officer. Within this role, he prepared several educational seminars and presentations to raise awareness of issues impacting underserved communities. These experiences served as an excellent foundation for a successful experience at UCLA.

Alexander Harris ’21

Long Island, New York
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Major: Psychology

“I came to Knox as a seventh grader and received amazing support to build my English skills. The Knox administrators and staff truly care about every student’s success and are highly qualified to deliver the best education that is possible. My goal was to get into my dream school – New York University – and the education I received at Knox helped me achieve an early decision to NYU. My parents want to give a big thanks to Knox for the invaluable education, and it has been my pleasure to be a Knox student!”

– Simon Ju

Simon Ju ’21

Xuchang City, China
New York University
Major: Business Management

“The Knox School helped me reach goals that I never thought were possible. Through support for my artistic passions, Knox helped me to become accepted to my dream college – Parsons School of Design.”

– Cytheria Shen

During her time at Knox, Cytheria completed AP Studio Art, Dual Enrollment classes in art, and other Honors and AP Classes. In the summer of her Junior Year, Cytheria also attended an intensive graphic design program at Yale University.

Cytheria Shen ’20

Shanghai, China
Parsons – The New School – of Design
Major: Graphic Design

Quinn Trafas ‘20 received an Early Decision acceptance to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), ranked #63 in the Nation for undergraduate engineering programs and #106 top colleges in the nation according to US News and World Report.

Quinn Trafas ’20

Long Island, New York
Rochester Institute of Technology
Major: Computing Security

“My Knox experience has been about taking advantage of the many opportunities available here. The rigorous academics, sports, and arts programs helped me to build a solid, well-rounded foundation. Students here are encouraged to take risks, get involved and explore interests they may have never considered.”

– Colby Palmer

Colby Palmer ’19

Long Island, New York
Cornell University
Major: Business Economics