Achievement | Respect | Responsibility | Resilience | Care and Empathy

The Knox School is one of Melbourne’s best independent, values-driven schools for girls and boys from Early Learning to Year 12. We celebrate each person's unique spirit without any religious affiliation.


The Junior School caters for young students in the first stage of their formal school education offering an Early Learning Program (ELC) and classes from Prep to Year 6.


Middle School comprises Years 7 to 9 and provides a seamless transition from the Junior School and the values-based programs established during the younger years.


We provide opportunities for our Year 10 to 12 students to achieve academic success and to enhance their individual wellbeing, giving them the best start to life beyond school.


The Knox School is proud to welcome students from across the world to study at our campus in Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs. Melbourne, the most liveable city in the world.


We are a school that prides itself in getting to know you and your child personally. Our size gives us the advantage of that personal attention you can only find in smaller schools. We invite you to take a tour of our campus and find out what makes The Knox School a great place to learn.


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 optimistic, well-spoken and polite. They care for themselves, their friends and their environment. Visit us today and discover it for yourself.

Excellent Results

42.7% of our 2017 graduates are in the top 20% of the state. (VCE 2017); Our Year 3 and 5 NAPLAN results place us in the top 2% of the nation.

Meet The Principal

Meet The Principal - Mr Allan Shaw

The Knox school has been part of the Knox community for over 35 years. We are old enough to have a proud set of achievements in a relatively young history. These achievements are best exemplified through the successes of our alumni. We build upon the work of those who have preceded us in continuing the development of the school.

We are also young enough not to be hidebound by tradition. We judiciously take the best of our history and traditions and meld them with contemporary attitudes and behaviours to position our students for their futures.

My professional experiences in operating at the national level of education policy and politics through my role as Chief Executive of The Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA) has given me a broad understanding of school education in Australia and its history. I know a good school when I visit one. When I first visited The Knox School I could see and feel the quality of its student culture and the positivity of student and staff interaction. The Knox School is a good school and it is my privilege to be a part of, and able to serve this school community.

One of the major reasons I was attracted to the opportunity to lead this school is that we are a values driven, non-denominational school.

We all recognise the cultural and spiritual dimension of each person’s life and relish the diversity that is our community. We commit to the values that bind us into a thriving community.


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Three Schools on One Campus

Junior School – ELC to Year 6
Middle School – Years 7 to 9
Senior School – Years 10 to 12

Easy To Reach

The Knox School campus is on extensive and attractive grounds in Wantirna South. We are very close to 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

Request a Prospectus

Request a prospectus today and discover more about our School. Ask our friendly staff why we think The Knox School is the perfect place for you.

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.

values of The Knox School

Strong Values Change Young Lives

Everything we do at Knox is based on the strong values we teach.

Care and Empathy

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 are confident, connected and focused on learning. Whatever path in life 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.

Read more of our Values here…

“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.”