The Knox School is one of Melbourne’s best independent, secular, values-based school for girls and boys from Pre-Prep to Year 12. We are a community which fosters a love of learning and an appreciation of both scholastic achievement and achievement in the co-curricular fields.
We believe you can always tell a Knox student. They are confident, well-spoken and polite. They care for themselves, their friends and their environment. Visit us today and discover it for yourself.
There are many opportunities for you at Knox. Whatever your interest – sport, music, drama, robotics, multimedia – there is a place for you to fulfill your dreams and make life-long friends along the way.
In past years, 100% of our graduates have been placed in the course of their choice. Our careers advisers work closely with students through their senior years, identifying their strengths and weaknesses and guiding them on the path to their tertiary future.
Our strong academic results reflect a small school, rich in personal attention.
A commitment to excellence
We have a commitment to academic excellence and to maintaining our position as the top performing independent school in our area.
The Knox School is not affiliated with any religion. We are accepting of all faiths and the strong values we teach underpin everything we do.
Small, supportive community
We are a small, supportive and nurturing community. Your child will be well cared for. Our staff prides itself on knowing and caring for all members of each child’s family.
Continuous Online Reporting
Continuous online reporting from Years 7-12 allows timely feedback on your child’s progress and allows the teacher, parent and student to identify, intervene and improve.
No Saturday Sport
The Knox School does not have compulsory sport on Saturday, allowing our students to spend time with their family on weekends and be able to join a sporting club, learn music or enjoy a leisure activity of their own choice.
The Knox School is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational school for students from Pre Prep to Year 12. The School’s main entry points are Pre-Prep, Prep, Year 5 and Year 7, however families wishing to enrol children at the school can do so at any year level providing there are places available in the year level requested. The Knox School welcomes families from all faiths.
Families are welcome to make an appointment for a tour of our School. Alternatively, Tours with the Principal occur regularly.
The compulsory levies cover compulsory extras applicable to a particular year level. These include camps, excursions, the swimming program from Prep to Year 6, the music program from Year 3 to Year 7, library and laboratory curriculum materials, the school diary, ID cards, duplicated classroom materials and careers counselling material (where relevant).
The Knox School is registered for the Child Care Benefit (CCB). For further information please enquire with the Australian Government, (Department of Human Services) for eligibility.
For further information about opportunities at The Knox School you may request a prospectus online or contact our Registrar who will be happy to assist you in all matters of the enrolment process and in advising of the availability of places.
School Registrar: Mrs Tania Castles
Phone +61 3 8805 3814
Four Schools on One Campus
Junior School – ELC to Year 4
Years 5 and 6
Middle School – Years 7 to 9
Senior College – Years 10 to 12
Easy To Reach
The Knox School campus is on extensive and attractive grounds in Wantirna South. We are right on the EastLink freeway making us easily accessible from Melbourne’s eastern and southern suburbs.
First Class Facilities
The resources shared by the whole school include a unique multimedia studio, two libraries, 400 seat auditorium, Olympic size Hockey Field, state-of-the-art hospitality centre and health centre with a full-time nurse
Strong Values Change Young Lives
Everything we do at Knox is based on the strong values we teach.
care and compassion
In the classroom, on the sporting field and in life, you can always tell a Knox student. They are remarkable young people who take these values into the world and make a difference. They may be doctors, lawyers and engineers but they could also be your local mechanic, plumber or teacher. Whatever path they choose, we know that, if they’re a Knox student, they will be the best they can possibly be and we, and you, will be immensely proud of them.
“Every child leaves here ready to make a difference as fine young adults with a respect for the world, the environment, each other and with friendships that will last a lifetime.”
The Senior College presents Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible“
The 2015 Senior Drama production is Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. This award-winning play takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 and recounts the events surrounding the Salem witch trials. This was a time when paranoia, hysteria and deceit gripped the Puritan towns of New England. Tickets are now available.
Lone Pine Sapling presented to The Knox School
The Hon. Alan Tudge MP has presented The Knox School with a sapling taken from the Lone Pine at Gallipoli. It was presented to our Principal, Mr Allan Shaw and our two School Captains at a ceremony on April 17. The Knox School is thrilled to be a custodian of this sapling in this important centenary year of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915.
What are people saying about The Knox School? more testimonials...
“It has given my child opportunities well beyond what we expected”
“The Knox School is truly committed to each and every student”
“The Knox School is truly a community school offering a great education, so glad my son attends this school”
“I have two daughters who attend a private girls school and they have never had the opportunities that are being offered to their brothers.
Your school offers something very unique and you should be very proud.”
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