Imagine a place where a student comes to learn skills for the 21st century. Imagine a place where a student grapples with and faces the issues of our day. Imagine a place where a student isn’t tested against a set of generalized standards, but proves every day to be competent. The goal of the Knox Academy is to create 21st century creative problem solvers.


Instead of sitting at a desk, our youth should be creating. It is our most basic characteristic as humans to put our hands on our world and to innovate. When a student uses projects to access their world, real, deep, lasting, meaningful learning happens. We agree with the motto of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Head and Hand. One without the other will limit our potential.


We learn from others. The Knox Academy of Making was built upon the assumption that meaningful, collaborative, mutual relationships create learning environments. We welcome all community partners that want to invest in our students and we expect all of our students to reach out and serve their neighbors.

Sign up to try an afternoon at Knox! March 16th, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. Space is limited!