The King’s School is one of the world’s great schools. With campuses in Parramatta and the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, King’s is Australia’s oldest independent school, having been founded in 1831 by command of King William IV of England.
The King’s School is one of the world’s great schools. With campuses in Parramatta and the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, King’s is Australia’s oldest independent school, having been founded in 1831 by command of King William IV of England. King’s was established as a boys’ school that would provide Australia with its next generation of leaders.
Situated on 300 acres of unique Australian landscape in the centre of Australia’s leading global city, King’s has also endeavoured to give educational leadership by contributing significantly to educational and social debate. Its teaching resources, particularly in the area of boys' education, boarding and the developing of leadership skills, are used around the world. An academically strong school, King’s has a reputation for adding value with over 80% of its students characteristically going on to university or college. The School has an outstanding gifted and talented program affording the best features of an academically selective school (enriched teaching and sound scholarship designed to realise academic potential), with the best features of a non-selective school (a balanced education and the capacity to improve a boy’s academic standards). King’s is in high demand because it offers academic excellence with character development. For example, a unique four-year training course in leadership is undertaken by Kingsmen in the Senior School. Crown Princes, politicians, authors, actors, Christian thinkers, military leaders and a wide range of leaders in many other professions have been educated at King’s. It is a school committed to the development of good character and those values that are consistent with a caring, Christian community.
King’s is a member of the 'Great Public Schools' (GPS) and is one of the leading sports and performing arts schools in the land with many of its students going on to international prominence. A K-12 day and boarding school, King’s combines the fine traditions of the past with a modern and contemporary curriculum. Visit the school website.