Knox Grammar School is an independent Uniting Church day and boarding school, located in Wahroonga, Sydney.
Knox was founded in 1924 by the Presbyterian Church of Australia as an all-boys school, and named after John Knox. The school has since grown into a large Senior School and a Preparatory School, enrolling approximately 2900 students. The school also caters for approximately 160 boarding students from Years 7 to 12.
Knox Grammar School’s vision is to be an exemplary school, developing students of Faith, Wisdom, Integrity, Compassion and Courage, with a sure knowledge of who they are and how they should live. The mission of Knox is to be a leading school; highly respected globally for innovation, altruism and a commitment to student and teacher excellence and wellbeing.
Knox Grammar School boasts state of the art, world class facilities including the new Knox Great Hall, Playing Fields, Libraries, a Chapel, Theatre, Cultural Centre and the Knox Aquatic Centre which has an Olympic sized, fully heated swimming pool.
Boarding at Knox is a home away from home. The boarding school offers caring, community-focused boarding for 200 boys from Year 7 to 12.
Quality teaching is the key to the students’ success at Knox. Staff are highly skilled and innovative teachers who are passionate about learning.
Knox offers scholarships for academic, music, all-rounder, sons of old boys and boarding each year.
Knox is a recognised global leader in Positive Psychology and Positive Education.
Positive Psychology aims to proactively increase mental resilience and wellbeing. It can play a crucial preventative role in reducing depression, anxiety and stress within the school environment.
The Old Knox Grammarians’ Association (OKGA) is a group of over 15,000 registered members, all of whom share the common experience of having attended Knox.
The association now has families with four generations of Old Boys Members include business leaders, Supreme Court judges, politicians, academics, Rhodes Scholars, military leaders, people in the media, arts and entertainment industry, diplomats, community leaders, olympians and paralympians, and Wallabies players.