The King's School was established in 1831 as Australia's oldest boarding school. Since then it has been a leader in residential education and is currently one of the largest boys' boarding schools in the land. It has a strong connection with country families, but also welcomes boarders from city families and from overseas. Boarders at King's are the “heart and soul” of the School, as it is their home during term time. They constitute over a third of the student body.
Boarders enjoy the freedom of having access to spacious grounds that are the envy of most schools and they experience rich opportunities for leadership and personal growth. The academic environment is supportive and proven to add value, whilst the sporting program is second to none. They have unparalleled access to excellent facilities and learning opportunities.
Boarders at King's are part of a unique community of staff and students. Over 40 trained residential staff serve the needs of King's boarders. King's is undertaking a major development of its residential program that involves the amalgamation and upgrading of its senior boarding houses. The refurbished Broughton Forrest House and the Baker Hake House are examples of the School's outstanding modern boarding facilities.