Preparatory School overview

Welcome from the Head of the Preparatory School

The King's School Preparatory School has a proud history of providing an outstanding education for boys. As the oldest independent boys’ school in Australia, we are in the unique position of being able to draw upon a wealth of experience, built up over many years, of how boys learn best. As the world changes rapidly, we not only celebrate our heritage but also continue to evolve and innovate in order that our boys receive an education that engages, challenges, and inspires.

The Prep School combines superb teaching with outstanding facilities and resources to support the learning of our boys, whether this be in the academic, social, emotional or physical domains. As an International Baccalaureate World School, we utilise the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) to guide us. This is packaged together with the New South Wales curriculum in a manner that challenges students to ask important questions, build skills, conduct in-depth research, analyse findings, build conceptual understandings, share their learning in a variety of ways and reflect on their responsibility as part of a global community. Each boy is encouraged and supported to discover and fulfil his unique potential within a balanced, boy-friendly program that nurtures the whole person – mind, body and soul.

Indeed, some boys love the School so much that they even live here! Residential education is an area of speciality at King's, with full-time or weekly boarding available for students in Year Four onwards.

Within our overarching framework, character education is of particular importance to us; hence, a King's School education infuses opportunities for boys to learn about Christian values through their learning experiences in the classroom, their interactions with each other in the school yard and in the way that they engage with the world.

We believe that the best way to support our boys is in partnership with our parents. This occurs best through open and honest communication. The information presented in this on-line guide is one expression of this philosophy. I do hope you find it useful. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Welcome to the unique learning community of The King's School Prep.