Northwood is consistently recognised as one of the top public boys’ schools in KwaZulu Natal based on the matric results -a testament to academics remaining the primary focus of the school. The rich and varied academic programme offers a general formative education while at the same time emphasizing the personal development of every learner in small classes.

All matric subject combinations qualify learners for university admission. During their first two years at Northwood, learners study a range of subjects, enabling them to make informed subject choices for their final phase of schooling and tertiary education. This is a school of academic rigour and our excellent facilities enhance the learning programme. Grade Tutors, supported by Deans of Grade, monitor the work, attitude, behavior and appearance of each learner. The tutors regularly report to management, allowing for focused attention and intervention. Full-time school counselors assist teachers and tutors with any problems that may arise.

Northwood has produced many leaders in the fields of Business, Science, Academics and the Arts, as seen in the calibre of the recipients of the Knights’ Circle of Valour Awards each year. The staff and management are committed to maintaining this proud tradition.