Welcome to the Home of The Knights

Educating young men of conscience

With over 74 years of rich academic, sporting and cultural history, Northwood is an integral and lively part of the North Durban community, accommodating 1215 day boys and 175 boarders in our two boarding houses situated on our expansive grounds.

Our Victor Daitz Centre of Innovation spotlights our focus on future proofing the diverse generation of boys in our charge. Along with being one of the leading institutions in producing Engineering, Graphic and Design students, as well as offering AP Maths, we have added Computer Coding, Robotics and Drone Technology to our daily academic timetable.

Our sport and culture departments are underpinned by encouraging each boy to discover their unique talents and potential within an environment offering world class facilities and experienced professionals. Northwood currently offers 37 extra-curricular activities, ensuring that every boy has an opportunity to participate across a broad range of sport, cultural and service clubs.

Ultimately, at Northwood School our charge is to send well rounded young men of conscience into the world, equipped with the skills and values to navigate their chosen path with confidence. “At Northwood we love your son, serve your son, we future proof him. The boys leave here as men of honour.” Paul Viljoen – Headmaster

Squires to Knights

“Acquit Ye Like Men”

The title of Squire is eagerly anticipated by our new Grade 8 learners as they enter the school at the start of their high school journey. To live the life of a Squire requires our boys to work towards the attributes of one day becoming a Knight; showing honour, courage, compassion, doing the right thing, even when no-one is looking, respecting all people and protecting and assisting those who are in need.

On reaching Grade 12 our boys officially become Knights, ready to go into the world as good men, forming part of our rich Old Boy community of Knights stretching back 74 years. “Quisque Sibi Verus” -“Be True to Yourself” is reflected by the values our boys have learnt as they follow their chosen paths and careers.




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