The Knox School is proud to welcome International students from across the world to study in our safe and supportive community.
Located on a single campus, we are an independent, coeducation, Prep to Year 12 school set in beautifully landscaped gardens with outstanding facilities in the Melbourne suburb of Wantirna South, in the city’s east.
We are proud of our inclusive culture which welcomes international perspectives and celebrates diversity and traditions.
Why study at The Knox School
- Achieve excellent academic results and gain entry into top universities
- Become connected to a diverse group of students from different backgrounds
- Study in an inclusive, safe, caring and supportive environment
- Access to extensive range of Victorian Certificate of Education subjects
- Highly qualified teachers experienced in teaching students from diverse backgrounds
- Broad range of co-curricular activities
- School-approved homestay arrangements with local families close to the School.
- EAL support throughout the Junior and Senior Schools.
Personalised English At Knox: English Language Study (ELICOS)
We offer a full-time comprehensive intensive English Language Program – PEAK – which prepares international students to enter mainstream classes with the required level of English.
Entry to PEAK is based on academic reports and The Knox School Pre-Entry English Language Test.
Enrolment is available for programs ranging from 10-50 weeks in either Pre-Intermediate or Intermediate level.
Students who achieve 75% in the PEAK end of term examination will be eligible to undertake mainstream courses.
Homestay and guardianship
All international students enrolled at our School must have a guardian or support provider for the duration of their study.
A family can appoint a relative to act as a guardian or support provider, which must be approved by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs (DHA).
If a relative fitting the DHA requirements cannot be nominated as a student guardian, then the School will appoint an appropriate support provider who has been approved by TKS to provide support services.
It is a DHA requirement that all international students under 18 years of age live in supervised accommodation which must be approved by the School.
Student guardians, third party support providers and homestay families are required to follow The Knox School Student Guardianship and Support Provider, the School’s Student Safety at The Knox School handbook and other School policies, procedures, rules and expectations.
The Knox School has a well-established database of carefully selected families who have been hosting our students for many years. All our homestay families have undertaken Working with Children clearances; are well-informed of our student safety framework, and are expected to share our commitment to student safety – which is the School’s paramount consideration.
The current Homestay Information Handbook is available upon request.