Why a Boys' School?

Single-sex schools have some powerful advantages over schools that educate both boys and girls.

Boys’ schools are able to develop their facilities and design their programs to meet the specific educational needs of the young men in their care.

Research in recent years has revealed significant differences in brain functioning between boys and girls. Boys approach their learning in a different way to girls and are therefore best taught separately.

Studies in schools themselves have revealed that a significant number of boys in co-educational schools are less likely to achieve to the best of their ability compared to their counterparts in boys’ schools. Overall, NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) results indicate that some of the best results come from single-sex schools.

By attending a boys’ school such as Knox, your son is more likely to achieve academically and to embrace a greater range of co-curricular experiences than he would in a co-educational school.

We are a proud member of the International Boys' Schools Coalition.




Knox Grammar School is committed to the academic benefits of single-sex education. However, we also strongly believe that co-educational opportunities can provide many educational and social benefits for boys and girls.

Knox Grammar School and Ravenswood School for Girls have formed a co-educational partnership for students from the two schools to work together on projects including:

  • Cadets Social justice projects such as the Cambodia Immersion trip
  • Australian Business Week
  • Musical and theatre performances
  • Trips, tour and excursions

We look forward to expanding the range of programs and resources on offer as we continue to collaborate with Ravenswood on a range of exciting projects.