Knox Grammar School, Sydney

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Knox Grammar School, Sydney

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Formerly Presbyterian Boys' School
  • The Knox Grammar School Archives and Museum, Sydney


  • Educational

Contact area





Street address

2 Borambil Street, Wahroonga




New South Wales

Country name

Postal code



02 9487 0403




Description area


Knox Grammar School is an independent, Uniting Church, day and boarding school for boys, catering for students from preparatory to senior school. It is located in Wahroonga, an upper North Shore suburb of Sydney.

The history of Knox formally began in 1924 when it opened as a Presbyterian Boys' School after school founders Reverend John Gilmore, William McIlrath, Sir Robert Gillespie and Andrew Reid purchased what is now Gillespie Boarding House as the first Knox School building.

The Knox Grammar School Archives and Museum was established in 1989. The Archives and Museum exist to preserve and make accessible, the unique and irreplaceable heritage of the school, the Old Knox Grammarians’ Association and the Knox Parents’ Association. The Archives and Museum also holds the historical records of Wahroonga Preparatory School.

Founded in 1926, Wahroonga Preparatory School is a small, co-educational Uniting Church school for children from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6. Knox and Wahroonga Prep have strong historical links as Uniting Church schools, with many shared programs and opportunities for our girls and boys.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Archivist

Records management and collecting policies

The records of Knox Grammar School and its affiliated organisation - Parents Association, Old Boys Association and Mothers Groups, Knox Foundation.



The collection consists of a large range of historical records and objects including uniforms, yearbooks, trophies, medals, sporting and performing arts programs, photographs and artefacts.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Books about the school as well as regular publications such as yearbooks and magazines are held in the Archives.

Access area

Opening times

Monday to Friday by appointment.

Access conditions and requirements

Access is available to members of the Knox Community and guided by Privacy Legislation.


Services area

Research services

Enquiries and visits from members of the Knox Community are welcome, see

Reproduction services

Copying services for books, journals, original records to A3 size, photographs, maps and plans.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 21 May 2018




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

2 Borambil Street, Wahroonga
Sydney, New South Wales 2076