If you are moving to Melbourne with children, you need to start researching schools NOW. Yes, even before you start looking at what Melbourne suburbs you are considering living in. Start researching schools (you won’t want a 30km drive to school each morning).

You also need to keep in mind the time of year you are moving and when in the school year that will be as far as enrollment, i.e. what school term. Schools often shut down between terms. 

This is especially true for the end of the year holiday break. This is not a huge deal. but it does mean that you will have to wait until the administration office is open to, not just enrol your child for school, but to even get a reply to a simple email.

This list covers the top private schools in Melbourne - a complete list of private schools in Melbourne Australia with information on Fees, Admission procedure, Ranking, Rating & Reviews, Curriculum, Facilities, Contact Details, and address.

Note that this is not a ranking of Melbourne’s best private schools based purely on ATAR. We consider co-curricular activities, location, and crucially – the school fees! We don’t think a school with a top ATAR score that costs 50k/year is "better" than a school with a slightly lower score that costs 5-10k a year. Sorry school administrators – we don't think we should be taking out 3rd mortgages just to send our kids to a good school.

So here is our list of the Top 10 Best Private Schools in Melbourne (when you actually consider the school’s fees).

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    Oakleigh Grammar Private School Melbourne 

    Private School Melbourne


    Admissions Phone Number: (03) 8554 0014

    General Contact Phone Number: (03) 9569 6128 

    Early Learning Centre Yes 
    Primary School Yes 
    High School Yes 
    Course Range K-12 
    Main Gender  Co- Education  
    Boarding School No 
    Estimated No. of Students 900 
    School Fees Low 

    Link To School Fee Page: https://www.oakleighgrammar.vic.edu.au/fees/

    Oakleigh Grammar strives to create quality learning opportunities for every student to reach their full potential.

    Our dedicated teaching staff work collaboratively and embrace opportunities for professional development, ensuring that our educational programs remain at the forefront of contemporary education. Small class sizes and additional teaching support ensure that each child’s learning needs are met through challenges for those who are talented, and additional support for those who have areas of difficulty.

    Our School ensures that every child is known personally and places the utmost importance on student welfare and safety. Oakleigh Grammar is a multicultural environment with Christian values, where diversity is celebrated and inclusion is encouraged.

    Together, we provide our students with a strong sense of belonging to the Oakleigh Grammar School community.

    The Oakleigh Grammar Advantage

    Reggio Emilia philosophy

    At the heart of the Reggio Emilia approach, our state-of-the-art Early Learning Centre has the belief that children are full of curiosity and creativity, and that they have the powerful potential to gain a life-long passion for learning and exploration.

    The Leader in Me Program

    From Prep to Year 5, students learn skills for academic and social success in the 21st century through The Leader in Me process, a schoolwide leadership framework based on Dr Stephen R Covey’s internationally acclaimed model ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’.

    International Baccalaureate

    The Middle Years Programme is an internationally renowned framework of learning which encourages Year 6 to 10 students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.

    Technology for Learning

    The newly renovated Science Wing provides the latest equipment and learning technology for our students to excel in science studies. Students develop the appropriate use of technology as a learning resource through initiatives such as iPad programs and multimedia projects.

    We Provide:

    A nurturing community

    Our School ensures that every child is known personally and places the utmost importance on student welfare and safety. Oakleigh Grammar is a multicultural environment with Christian values, where diversity is celebrated and inclusivity is encouraged.

    A global perspective

    Oakleigh Grammar honours its commitment to cultural diversity by providing countless opportunities for students to develop global citizenship. With close to 40 different cultural backgrounds represented in the student body, we continue to add new celebrations to the School Calendar so that students can share their stories with peers through traditional customs, song, dance and cuisine. The Chinese (Mandarin) language program provides for sister-school partnerships in China. Travel abroad and cultural exchange programs allow students to enhance their intercultural Understanding in preparation for life in an increasingly global society.


    Students participate in Physical Education as a core subject and often continue into VCE studies. Oakleigh Grammar participates in several interschool sporting competitions in a range of sports. Facilities include a full gymnasium and multipurpose sports complex, rock climbing wall, outdoor futsal court and basketball/netball courts.


    Camps begin at Year 3 and focus on experiential learning, teamwork and the development of character and independence. Destinations include rural and coastal Victoria and interstate. New Zealand ski trips and international tours to Europe and Asia are also available.

    ‘9Ways’ for Year 9 Students

    9Ways is a classroom and experiential learning program designed to meet the unique needs of Year 9 students as they approach early adulthood. The experiential component of 9Ways includes a series of themed experiences throughout the year such as Community Service, Outdoor Education and Cultural Diversity. Students are given ‘ownership’ of the 9Ways Centre which provides them with a social and collaborative learning space.

    Co-curricular enrichment

    Students explore their interests and talents in the Visual and Performing Arts, Sport, Debating, Music Ensembles, Chess Club, Multimedia and social leadership initiatives such as the Student Representative Council and Peer Mediation.

    Learning Enhancement 

    Learning Enhancement Services exist to identify students who may require further assistance with areas of difficulty, or further challenge with areas of talent. Although Learning Enhancement aims to cater to each student’s needs within the classroom environment, various programs are offered to students to ensure that their individual needs are met.

    Child Safety Commitment

    Oakleigh Grammar is committed to the protection and safety of all students under our care. All professional, support and administration staff must maintain a current Employment Working with Children Check.

    Annual Fees & Charges Instalments

    Levies & Other Charges

    The Careers Levy in Year 10 covers the cost of associated with guiding students to reach appropriate career goals.

    The Technology Levy is charged to cover the cost of providing students with computers and other Information Technology facilities for various educational purposes. The Middle Years Levy covers students’ access to iPads and other programs.

    New Families

    New families commencing in 2020 will pay their fees in advance.

    • Term 1 – 30 November 2019
    • Term 2 – 21 February 2020
    • Term 3 – 6 May 2020
    • Term 4 – 4 August 2020

    Additional Fees

    Camps, certain excursions and some extra activities attract additional fees.

    Additional Programs

    International Student Total Fees:

    $28,810 (including books)

    Arrowsmith Program Total Fees:

    $27,360 (including Arrowsmith Program fee, Homework Club and school fees)



    4% discount on the current year’s tuition fees, if the full amount of all fees owing are paid by 28 February 2018. This discount does not apply to those who have an outstanding debt to the School.


    The following discounts will be given to families with more than one child attending the School in the current year.

    2nd Child – 20%

    3rd Child – 30%

    4th or more child attending at the same time as 1st Child – No Charge

    Sibling discount does not apply to students in the Early Learning Centre.

    Payment Options

    BPAY/Direct Deposit (Refer to the front of the statement for your BPAY details or direct deposit details.)

    Cash, Cheque/Money Order (payable to Oakleigh Grammar).

    EFTPOS, credit cards and direct credit deposit facilities are also available.

    Direct Debit is available. Please ask at the School office for details.

    Fees are due within 21 days of invoicing. If there are difficulties paying the fees on time then contact must be made with the Accounts Department to discuss the situation. The school can refuse to allow the pupil to continue his/her education while fees remain unpaid. All outstanding fees may be forwarded to the school’s debt collection agent. A fee of $100 per family per month will be charged if fees are not paid when they are due.

    2020 Schedule of Fees

    YEAR 1st Instalment 2nd Instalment 3rd Instalment Final Instalment Total Tuition Fees Technology Levy Careers Levy TOTAL Annual Fees
    21 February 6 May 4 August 27 October
    PREP $1,994.00 $1,994.00 $1,994.00 $1,991.00 $7,973.00 $420.00 $8,393.00
    YEAR 1 $2,116.00 $2,116.00 $2,116.00 $2,114.00 $8,462.00 $420.00 $8,882.00
    YEAR 2 $2,192.00 $2,192.00 $2,192.00 $2,191.00 $8,767.00 $420.00 $9,187.00
    YEAR 3 $2,326.00 $2,326.00 $2,326.00 $2,325.00 $9,303.00 $420.00 $9,723.00
    YEAR 4 $2,373.00 $2,373.00 $2,373.00 $2,371.00 $9,490.00 $420.00 $9,910.00
    YEAR 5 $2,407.00 $2,407.00 $2,407.00 $2,406.00 $9,627.00 $420.00 $10,047.00
    YEAR 6 $2,443.00 $2,443.00 $2,443.00 $2,440.00 $9,769.00 $420.00 $10,189.00
    YEAR 7 $2,465.00 $2,465.00 $2,465.00 $2,465.00 $9,860.00 $420.00 $10,280.00
    YEAR 8 $2,519.00 $2,519.00 $2,519.00 $2,517.00 $10,074.00 $420.00 $10,494.00
    YEAR 9 $2,548.00 $2,548.00 $2,548.00 $2,546.00 $10,190.00 $420.00 $10,610.00
    YEAR 10 $2,577.00 $2,577.00 $2,577.00 $2,575.00 $10,306.00 $420.00 $160.00 $10,886.00
    YEAR 11 $2,667.00 $2,667.00 $2,667.00 $2,666.00 $10,667.00 $420.00 $11,087.00
    YEAR 12 $3,543.00 $3,543.00 $3,543.00 $10,631.00 $420.00 $11,051.00

    *Year 10 includes an additional Careers Levy.

    2021 Early Learning Centre Fees

    * Oakleigh Grammar is an approved provider under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) scheme

    ELC Level Days / Week Days Annual Fees
    Toddler Program (2yo) 1 Mon $4,954
    3 Year Old Kinder 2 Mon-Tue $5,150
    3 Mon-Tue-Wed $6,734
    3 Wed-Thur-Fri $6,734
    4 Year Old Kinder 3 Wed-Thur-Fri $6,734
    4 Mon-Tue-Thur-Fri $8,318
    4 Tue-Wed-Thur-Fri $8,318
    5 Mon to Fri $9,901


    Kilvington Grammar Private School Melbourne 

    private school melbourne



    Early Learning Centre Yes
    Primary School Yes
    High School Yes
    Course Range K-12
    Main Gender  Co-Education 
    Boarding School No 
    Estimated No. of Students 742
    School Fees Fair 

    Link To School Fee Page: https://kilvington.vic.edu.au/enrol/

    Welcome to Kilvington

    Welcome to Kilvington Grammar! We know what an important and often difficult process it is when making decisions about your child’s education.

    When it includes the possibility of an independent school where there are fees involved, you want to know your child is going to get the best possible experience at a place they will spend up to 13 years of their lives. The challenge is choosing a school that will best meet your child’s learning, emotional, social and physical needs.

    At Kilvington, we aim to be as transparent as possible. We will provide you with as much information as possible to help you decide whether Kilvington is the place for your family.

    We would encourage you to review our Mission Statement. In short, we are about academic excellence, building character and providing a warm and engaged community.

    Prospectus 2020

    A Kilvington education is based on four key pillars – Academic Excellence, Character, Community & Care.These pillars are interdependent to help our students become thinking, strong, caring and respectful people who once leaving school, will positively engage with and contribute meaningfully to the world around them.

    Have a look at our Flagship Programs, and if you think that our Curricular, and Co-Curricular programs will engage and inspire your child, why not come along to an Open Morning or book a School Tour.

    You might also like to download our free guide on choosing the right school for your child:

    Choosing a School with Confidence 

    All details regarding fees and the enrolment process can be found here.

    Our Director of Admissions, Liz Chegwin, is always available to have a chat and would be delighted to take you on a School Tour. Her details are below.

    We look forward to meeting your family soon.

    Why Kilvington?

    Message from our Principal

    I am delighted to welcome you to Kilvington Grammar School.

    Kilvington is an independent Melbourne-based Christian school of the Baptist tradition. We are open to families of all faiths or no faith. We offer a friendly atmosphere, a strong sense of community and a rich history, delivering comprehensive education from the Early Learning Centre to VCE.

    Situated on one campus in the Melbourne suburb of Ormond, our School has been closely linked to the local community since it was founded in 1923. Thousands of students have completed their education at Kilvington, becoming part of a vibrant Alumni network in Australia and overseas.

    By learning within a rich and diverse co educational environment, girls and boys gain broader opportunities to achieve academically and to experience situations they will encounter in the real world, supporting Kilvington’s goal of providing a comprehensive education within a safe and happy learning environment. We are focused on the mind and heart, and believe in promoting the intellectual, emotional, physical, social and spiritual development of each student.

    A Kilvington education is based on four key pillars – Academic Excellence, Character, Community & Care.These pillars are interdependent to help our students become thinking, strong, caring and respectful people who once leaving school, will positively engage with and contribute meaningfully to the world around them.

    Learning at Kilvington

    At Kilvington, we strive for academic excellence within an authentic, inclusive and collaborative teaching and learning environment. The sequential development of skills, knowledge and understanding are underpinned by breadth, depth and challenge in learning. This process is informed by regular monitoring and assessment of student learning and values timely feedback.

    High expectations, an emphasis on self-regulation, and positive student-teacher relationships create an engaging and supportive climate where students are encouraged to think, grow and strive for their personal best. Our philosophy is underpinned by our Character Initiative and neuroscience research on the benefits of instilling a Growth Mindset.

    Student learning is a rounded experience that equips students with the skills to navigate, connect and thrive in a transforming world. Learning at Kilvington fosters academic excellence, shapes perspectives, strengthens character and builds skills for success.

    Single-Gender Classes

    Years 7-9 students have single-gender classes in English, Science, PE and Health. This allows the learning and activities to reflect the different needs of boys and girls at these ages and allows students the opportunity to learn in both co-educational and single gender environments.

    We find that Kilvington students respond well to a combination of single-sex and mixed classes at this stage of their learning. 


    The Kilvington Scholarship Program

    The Kilvington 2022 Scholarship Program will open in November 2020. Testing is scheduled for February 2021 with the date to be confirmed in November.

    For further information, please contact our Director of Admissions, Ms Liz Chegwin, on 03 9578 6231 or admissions@kilvington.vic.edu.au.

    Kilvington offers students the following scholarships.

    Academic Excellence Scholarships

    Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the independent academic examination and an interview.

    Music Scholarships

    Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a music audition, an interview and the independent academic examination. Candidates must show musical promise and display an obvious commitment and willingness to participate in school music activities. Prerequisite skill levels required are a minimum of AMEB Grade 4 level for Years 5 & 6 entry, AMEB Grade 5 level for Year 7 entry and AMEB Grade 6 level for Year 9 entry.

    A portfolio containing the candidate’s two most recent school reports, NAPLAN results, music examination reports and information including levels of achievement in any other activities they are involved in, must be submitted to the Director of Admissions prior to the academic test date.

    General Excellence Scholarships

    General Excellence scholarships are awarded on the basis of the independent academic examination, an interview and evidence of the candidate’s active participation in a range of activities (for example, sport, music, creative arts, and programs that benefit the community). These activities may be school or community-based.

    A portfolio containing the candidate’s two most recent school reports and information including levels of achievement in any other activities they are involved in, must be submitted to the Director of Admissions prior to the academic test date.


    Wesley College Elsternwick Private School Melbourne 

    Private School melbourne


    138102 6800

    Early Learning Centre Yes
    Primary School Yes
    High School Yes
    Course Range K-12
    Main Gender  Co-Education 
    Boarding School Yes 
    Estimated No. of Students 3,400
    School Fees Middle 

    Link to the school fee page: 


    Wesley provides a world-class education that embraces, encourages and celebrates inclusivity, acceptance, diversity and the development of the whole child.

    We value:

    • The individual talents and worth of each person
    • The achievement of personal best in all areas of learning
    • Diversity and openness
    • Care for the emotional and social wellbeing of everyone in our community
    • A broad and balanced curriculum
    • Spirituality – embracing Christianity and other faiths
    • The history and traditions of the school.

    Attributes of a Wesley graduate

    Wesley’s holistic approach to learning, embodied in a true education, prepares our graduates to achieve in all aspects of life and contribute to creating a better world.

    We aim for all graduates to possess:

    • A sense of personal confidence – a feeling of belonging, self-worth and place, strengthened by supportive and trusting relationships.
    • Knowledge – the ability to thrive and function in different environments with a diverse range of people; knowing how to deal with challenges, seek solutions and make ethically sound judgements.
    • A developing understanding – an appreciation of community, human rights and cultural diversity, and a commitment to social justice.
    • Balance – the understanding that a balanced life is dependent on intellectual, creative, spiritual, physical, emotional and social growth.


    A Wesley education is not only holistic in its content but also in its implementation.

    It prepares students for the new world of work, academic achievement and tertiary education and careers in an increasingly globalised world.

    Structure and curriculum

    Wesley College uses a carefully considered structural and curriculum model to support students through transitions as they progress in their learning and development.

    Wesley is organised into three schools: Junior School, Middle School and Senior School. These ‘mini-schools’ provide learning and pastoral care suited to students’ developmental stages.

    Students study in the Junior School from ECLC to Year 4, the Middle School from Years 5 to 9 and the Senior School from Years 10 to 12.

    Transitions between Junior, Middle and Senior Schools are designed to overlap with curriculum programs. This helps students adapt to their new environment before beginning the next stage of their learning.

    Students start their journey in the Junior School, where learning is structured through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP).

    When students transition into the Middle School in Year 5, they continue the familiar PYP framework through to the end of Year 6 before commencing the Middle Years Program (MYP) in Year 7.

    A similar transition also occurs when students progress into the Senior School and complete the final year of the MYP in Year 10 prior to studying their chosen pathway in Years 11 and 12.

    Pastoral care and year-level induction programs support and monitor students’ transitions during these key periods of change.

    Domestic fees

    Deciding which school is right for your child is an important decision, and our admissions staff are available to support you on your journey. 2020 fees and charges are detailed below along with discount opportunities to assist families.

    Enrolment fees

    The following one-off fees are payable during the application and enrolment process for all new students.

    Fee Type Amount
    Application Fee*

    Fee waived for children and grandchildren of Old Wesley Collegians.

    Confirmation Fee*

    Payable to confirm enrolment.

    Tuition Contribution Fee*

    Payable to ensure position is reserved at nominated year level, deducted from first account after student has commenced in Prep level or above.


    *Enrolment fees are non-refundable, not transferable and cannot be deferred to a future year level.

    Annual fees

    Annual fees for domestic students comprise of:

    • Tuition Fees
    • Learning Technology Fee: a notebook computer is provided for Years 5 – 12 students
    • Consolidated Charge: covers extras such as some excursions, library resources, some textbooks and some stationery
    • Families who are Temporary Residents incur an international levy of $4,500. This levy is applied per family and not per student.

    Download the PDF below for full details of fees and charges, including information regarding instalments, billing dates and methods of payment.


    The tuition fees listed below apply to all campuses.

    Year level Amount
    Prep to Year 3 $23,110
    Year 4 $24,950
    Year 5 $26,540
    Year 6 $28,480
    Year 7 $29,220
    Year 8 $30,870
    Year 9 $33,820
    Years 10 – 12 $34,610


    The total cost for the eight-week Year 9 Clunes program is $4,800.

    This cost is in addition to the Tuition Fee and Consolidated Charge, and is billed prior to the student attending Clunes.


    The total cost for the optional three-week Year 10 Yiramalay Induction Program is $3,800 (including airfares).

    This cost is in addition to the Tuition Fee and Consolidated Charge, and is billed prior to the student attending Yiramalay.


    Wesley College has Early Childhood Learning Centres (ECLC) at all three campuses. Students at the Elsternwick and Glen Waverley campuses may attend ECLC part-time. The Tuition Fee and the Consolidated Charge is billed on a pro-rata basis for part-time students.

    Age level Days per week Tuition Fee:


    Tuition Fee:

    Glen Waverley

    Tuition Fee:

    St Kilda Rd

    Consolidated Charge
    3 year-old* 2 $8,180 $9,100 N/A $310
    3 year-old** 3 $12,260 N/A N/A $460
    4 year-old** 3 N/A $13,660 N/A $460
    4 year-old*** 4 $16,350 N/A N/A $620
    3 and 4 year-old $20,440 $22,760 $22,760 $770

    *Set days of Thursday and Friday

    **Set days of Monday to Wednesday

    ***Set days of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

    Residential fees


    Learning in Residence is offered at the Glen Waverley Campus only.

    Year level Annual fee for weekly boarding (Mon - Fri) Annual fee for full boarding (Mon - Sun)
    Years 9 – 12 $22,200 $27,000



    At Wesley, coeducation is central to our vision for learning, as is our commitment to keeping children in one family together.

    A family discount applies to the Tuition Fee only; where three or more children are at Wesley College, a discount of 20% is applied for the third child and 50% for the fourth and any subsequent children.

    A 10% discount for a second child is also available when a third child has commenced at Wesley and enrolments are concurrent.


    A discount of 2.5% is available if the total Annual Fees are paid in advance e.g. 2021 Annual Fees are paid in full by 31 October 2020.

    This discount applies to the Tuition Fee and Consolidated Charge only.

    Methods of payment

    The College accepts the payment of fees and charges by:

    • Cheque
    • Credit card - MasterCard and Visa (surcharge fees apply)
    • Charge card - American Express (surcharge fees apply)
    • BPAY (surcharge fees apply for credit cards)
    • Payment Plan/Funding Options (where applicable)

    Financial management options

    Financial management strategies can assist families to plan for the future cost of independent school education.

    We strongly recommend families seek independent financial advice before entering into a funding arrangement with a third party provider.

    Student Accident Insurance

    Wesley College prides itself on the provision of a safe learning environment for all students.

    Even in the safest environment, accidents and injuries can still occur. The College Council, recognising there may be costs associated with student injuries, has purchased a Group Student Accident Policy, which is provided free to all families.


    Strathcona Girls’ Private School Melbourne 

    Private School Melbourne



    Early Learning Centre Yes 
    Primary School Yes
    High School Yes
    Course Range K-12
    Main Gender  ELC - Co-Education 

    Prep to Year 12 - Girls Only  

    Boarding School Yes 
    Estimated No. of Students 820 
    School Fees Low 

    Link to the school fee page: 



    Strathcona is the catalyst of a life-shaping momentum, ensuring each girl discovers a trajectory as unique and full of potential as she is. 

    Upon their respective journeys, Strathcona girls break the stereotypes of private education — and we are proud of it. Action, meaning and fulfilment take precedence, and are aptly expressed in the School motto: ‘Bravely, Faithfully, Happily.’

    Through a culture of academic excellence and a rich selection of co-curricular activities, girls grow and thrive. Strong, resilient, empowered — at Strathcona these are more than just words. We imbue them with impetus tied to each girl’s uniqueness and personal ambitions.

    As a student’s voice and identity emerge, so does her character

    And it’s here that Strathcona truly sets itself apart. A Strathcona girl is balanced in mind, body and spirit. Her robust sense of self is founded upon respect, integrity, compassion, courage and genuine community spirit. Being ready for life isn’t about bettering others — it’s about improvement within. 

    In essence, Strathcona affords its girls the opportunity to discover who they really are, and to pursue their life’s potential by being themselves. Or, put another way: Unstoppable girls begin at Strathcona.

    Why a Girls’ School?

    She can be who she truly is, and become what she is destined to become, in an environment of like-minded, passionate women.

    Rest assured, the decisions you are faced with for your daughter’s education are shared by parents everywhere. Among the most fundamental of these is whether to enrol her in a co-educational or single-sex school.

    To be fair, each has its merits. But, increasingly, there is a swelling amount of international research indicating that girls perform at their best — academically and personally — in a single-sex educational environment.

    Through our junior, middle and senior years, Strathcona is a girls’ school. Our long and proud tradition of providing high-quality education is augmented by our emphasis on developing each girl according to her own strengths and interests. A girl is at her best when she is free to be herself, and though girls-only schools everywhere provide an environment for this to happen, at  Strathcona we embed it into our culture.



    Strathcona is the catalyst of a life-shaping momentum, ensuring each girl discovers a trajectory as unique and full of potential as she is. In essence, Strathcona affords its girls the opportunity to discover who they really are, and to pursue their life’s potential by being themselves. Or, put another way: unstoppable girls begin at Strathcona.

    Application Fee

    There is a $200.00 non-refundable, non-transferable fee applicable to the submission of an Application for Enrolment form for all students, excluding children of alumnae.

    Enrolment Fee (Prep to Year 12)

    In accordance with our Fee Policy and Business Regulations Notice and Terms and Conditions (attached) a non-refundable, non-transferable Confirmation Fee of $2,000.00 is required to secure an enrolment (in addition to signing and returning the acceptance paperwork). Please note that $1,000.00 from this Fee will be credited to your first year’s Tuition Fee Invoice when she completes the full year at Strathcona Girls Grammar. For further details, please refer to our Fees Schedule and Business Regulations.

    Enrolment Fee (ELC)

    In accordance with our Fee Policy and Business Regulations Notice and Terms and Conditions (attached) a non-refundable, non-transferable Confirmation Fee of $1,000.00 is required to secure an ELC enrolment (in addition to signing and returning the acceptance paperwork). Where a 4 Year Old student progresses to Prep, a $1,000 discount is applied to the first year’s fee when the student completes a full year of Prep.

    Prep to Year 12

    Junior School Per Annum
    Prep $18,844
    Year 1 $19,668
    Year 2 $21,160
    Year 3 $22,976
    Year 4 $24,480
    Year 5 $25,168
    Year 6 $26,404


    Senior School Per Annum
    Year 7 $29,462
    Year 8 $30,834
    Year 9 $32,272
    Year 10 $31,932
    Year 11 $32,356
    Year 12 $32,252

    Please note that the Per Annum amount above includes both tuition and the relevant composite fee. All fees and charges are applicable for 2020 only and are subject to review at any time. Additionally, all fees and charges referred to are in $AUD. To access full details on Strathcona’s Terms & Conditions, Fees Policy and Business Regulations Notice please download the following:

    Early Learning Centre

    3 Year Old Program Per Annum
    3 Days $14,048
    4 Days $18,073
    5 Days $21,402


    4 Year Old Program Per Annum
    3 Days $14,048
    4 Days $17,391
    5 Days $20,720

    Please note that the Per Annum amount above includes both tuition and the relevant composite fee. All fees and charges are applicable for 2020 only and are subject to review at any time. Additionally, all fees and charges referred to are in $AUD. To access full details on Strathcona’s Terms & Conditions, Fees Policy and Business Regulations Notice please download the following:

    International Students

    International Students Per Annum
    Year 7 $41,688
    Year 8 $42,248
    Year 9 $42,508
    Year 10 $42,168
    Year 11 $41,012
    Year 12 $40,908

    Please note that the Per Annum amount above includes both tuition and the relevant composite fee. All fees and charges are applicable for 2020 only and are subject to review at any time. Additionally, all fees and charges referred to are in $AUD. To access full details on Strathcona’s Terms & Conditions, Fees Policy and Business Regulations Notice please download the following:

    Payment Arrangements

    There are multiple payment arrangements available to our parents and our Business Office is always available should you have any questions or concerns.

    There is currently a termly option (four equal instalments in November, February, May and August) and monthly option (10 instalments from November to August) available to our parents. Additionally, you have the option to pay the whole year in advance by 29 November to qualify for the 3% discount (see more below).

    Sibling Discount

    A 10% sibling discount applies to the second member of a family and a 15% fee concession to subsequent members of a family who are attending the School at the one time. It does not apply to the first family member or to students in receipt of any other concession or scholarship. If the first family member leaves the School, either because they have completed their studies or for any other reason, the discount will cease.

    Early Payment Discount

    Payment of the annual tuition fees in full by 29 November will receive a 3% discount. Please note that discounts are not applicable to families with Bursary or Special Concession arrangements.


    Strathcona girls wear their uniforms with pride. Be it for summer, winter or sport, our uniforms can be purchased both new and second-hand.

    New Uniforms

    Our uniform supplier is Dobsons. Dobsons stock a complete range of Strathcona uniform along with hair ribbon, school shoes and alteration services. Dobsons can deliver to your home or office within 48 hours. Download the Dobsons Uniform Price Lists below:

    ELC Uniform Price List

    Prep to Year 4 Uniform Price List

    Year 5 to 12 Uniform Price List

    Second-Hand Uniforms

    Strathcona has a Second-hand Uniform Shop that is run by volunteer members of the Strathcona Family Association (SFA). Their valuable assistance allows families to purchase good quality used uniforms and enjoy significant savings. Our Second-hand Uniform Shop is typically open on Wednesdays during school term only (Mornings: 8.00-9.15am and Afternoons: 3.00-4.15pm), and it also opens at unique times such as Orientation Day. Please note that our Uniform Shop is on a donation basis only.

    Additional details are available on MyStrathcona. For further information, please contact our Uniform Shop Manager.

    Second-Hand Uniform Price List

    Badged Goods Price List


    Strathcona has thoughtfully considered the books designated to students and subjects, and tailored these resources to suit the needs of our curriculum delivery.


    New Books

    Each year, Strathcona partners with Campion Education as our booklist provider. Booklists become available for every year level in approximately November. Campion can deliver these books directly to your home or to our school. Access the available 2020 Booklists below:

    • Campion Booklist Price Lists
    • Second-Hand Books

    Our school has partnered with the Sustainable School Shop. This service is very accessible online, it preferences our school first and then provides access to buy and sell items with families attending other nearby schools. Available to review is second‐hand textbooks, calculators, stationery, musical equipment and more. Additional details are available on MyStrathcona.


    Technology is embedded into every subject in the curriculum, from ELC to Year 12, in a very intentional manner. Strathcona offers a technology-enriched learning environment, where technology is taught explicitly in a number of subjects.

    For more information about what this looks like across our school, please refer to the below:

    • Prep to Year 4
    • Years 5 and 6
    • Years 7 and 8
    • Years 9 to 12


    Sacred Heart Girls’ College Oakleigh - Private School Melbourne 

    Private Melbourne School



    Early Learning Centre No
    Primary School No
    High School Yes
    Course Range Year 7 to 12 
    Main Gender  ELC to Year 6 - Co Education 

    Year 7 to Year 12 - Girls Only  

    Boarding School Yes 
    Estimated No. of Students 1,100
    School Fees Low 

    Link to the school fee page: 


    Our College, founded by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions (RNDMs), builds on the wonderful traditions of the founder, Euphrasie Barbier. It was she who had a dream "that all people would be loved, honoured and respected for the wonderful gifts of their difference and the amazing gifts of our oneness".  


    It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the wonderful learning and faith community of Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Oakleigh. 

    It is a community that enables young women to engage fully in life as they grow and develop in preparation for life’s journey - a journey that is continuing to unfold through their secondary education.

    In association with our families, we enable each student to develop all those attributes and skills for life long learning: initiative and excellence, confidence and self esteem, discipline and dedication, self awareness and a generosity of spirit, integrity and honesty, creativity and imagination and an understanding of their spirituality.

    Our supportive and nurturing environment values each student as an individual. She is known by her teachers and is recognised as a valued member of the community, one who is affirmed and celebrated in many ways.

    Learning is valued at Sacred Heart. Our dynamic learning and teaching environment encourages positive engagement as all seek to gain further understanding of the world in which we live. It is learning that promotes the growth and development of the whole person. The programs and activities on offer at the College cater for the many individual needs of all our students. Our balanced, broad and challenging learning environment seeks to create a love of learning, independence and solid preparation for tertiary education and the ability of our graduates to take their place in the world of the 21st century.

    Our faith and mission leads us beyond our community, inspiring all to see what is possible in our ever-changing world. Our pastoral care is exemplary in practice, enabling our young women to express their uniqueness and feel connected to our community, knowing that their well-being is important to us. Our exciting learning culture enables our young women to be active in seeking knowledge and understanding. At Sacred Heart, we aim to facilitate the development of young women who are committed individuals full of insight and understanding, knowing who they are and being prepared for leadership and service beyond the College.

    We are proud of this College and all that it has achieved since its foundation in 1957. The College has developed a rich tradition firmly embedded within the Catholic faith, a tradition that is expressed in all aspects of College life. Gospel values such as: love, compassion, service, peace and justice are at the core of all we do. The experiences of these values as they are lived every day at Sacred Heart, enable our young women to take their place in our community and in the world with great hope and enthusiasm.

    This website provides you with a glimpse of life at Sacred Heart. Enjoy your experience of our wonderful College.


    Sacred Heart Girls’ College was opened in 1957 by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions. The Sisters came from their convent in Highgate, Perth, Western Australia, bringing with them the wonderful traditions of their congregation.

    When Euphrasie Barbier established the Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions in France in 1861, she took on a new name: Mother Mary of the Heart of Jesus. It is from her name and her special devotion to the Sacred Heart that our College is named - like many others established by her sisters around the world.

    Euphrasie wanted to continue Jesus' mission: to reveal to all peoples God's spirit and love, alive and present in the world. Her sisters were to be witnesses to the good news, that everyone carries the image and likeness of God in their hearts, and recognizing this enables them to live their lives to the fullest. She especially wanted her sisters to go out of their way to carry this message to women and children. Her tradition of Christian witness among women and her love of Mary as our model have a special value at Sacred Heart Girls’ College. 


    Sacred Heart Girls' College is a school within the Catholic ethos, educating young women for life and always striving upwards for excellence in learning and growth of faith.

    We are committed to providing an environment which enables the development of strong, articulate women, faithful to Gospel values, with respect for themselves and compassion for others - discerning, confident, prepared and willing to embrace life's challenges.


    Sacred Heart Girls' College draws its enrolments from priority parish zones, as defined by the CEM, as well as catering for pastoral needs beyond these zones.

    Priority Parishes

    The priority parishes from which we draw our enrolments are as follows:

    • St Mary's & Holy Eucharist, Malvern East
    • St Patrick’s, Murrumbeena
    • Sacred Heart, Oakleigh
    • Christ Our Holy Redeemer, Oakleigh East
    • St Peter’s, Clayton
    • St Andrew’s, Clayton South
    • Good Shepherd, Mulgrave
    • St Justin’s, Wheelers Hill
    • St John Vianney’s, Springvale North
    • St Anthony’s, Noble Park
    • St Kevin’s, Hampton Park


    Fintona Girls’ Private School Melbourne 

    Private School Melbourne



    Early Learning Centre Yes
    Primary School Yes
    High School Yes
    Course Range Prep to Year 12
    Main Gender  Girls Only 
    Boarding School Yes 
    Estimated No. of Students 1450
    School Fees Low 

    Link to the school fee page: 


    Fintona is a warm and friendly school where girls receive an outstanding education.

    Fintona is one of Melbourne's leading independent girls' schools with a long tradition of educating girls to the highest standard.

    Renowned for consistently achieving outstanding VCE and NAPLAN results, Fintona is firmly placed among the best performing girls' schools in Victoria.

    Situated in the inner eastern suburb of Balwyn, Fintona, a non-denominational school, caters for girls only from Prep to Year 12 and offers a co-educational early learning program for girls and boys. The International Baccalaureate is taught from ELC to Year 4.

    Our friendly, supportive and caring environment, together with our broad-based curriculum, provide girls with a variety of experiences that challenge them beyond expectations, as well as establishing skills to help them cope with life beyond school.

    Inspired by strong leadership and exceptional teachers, a Fintona girl will  find the confidence to achieve her academic and personal aspirations, whatever they may be.

    If you are considering a school with a focus on personal development that fosters a 'girls can do anything' mindset, then join us on one of our scheduled tours.


    Fintona is a place where girls achieve outstanding personal and academic success.

    Fintona provides a diverse and challenging academic curriculum, where girls with a wide range of abilities are supported. Our girls consistently achieve outstanding VCE and NAPLAN results, placing Fintona among the best performing girls' schools in Victoria.

    At Fintona, we value small class sizes. Our students have more one-on-one time with teachers who are willing to spend extra time with them to ensure the best possible outcome can be achieved.

    To facilitate an optimal learning framework for our students, Fintona is divided into four smaller schools:

    Early Learning Centre (ELC) - Three and four year old programs

    Junior School - Prep to Year 4

    Middle School - Years 5 to 8

    Senior School - Years 9 to 12

    In addition to the rigorous, rich environment of the classroom, our students participate in many co-curricular activities to support their personal development and growth.

    Opportunities for building resilience, self-esteem and responsibility abound through leadership positions, overseas trips and exchanges, the Connections Program offered in Year 9, House activities, special interest clubs and Life Skills.

    Our aim is to educate students to be creative, independent learners with a strong work ethic who leave Fintona feeling confident, resilient, tolerant and optimistic about their future.

    The successful career path of many of our past students is testament to the quality of a Fintona education.

    We extend a warm welcome to you and your family.

    Fintona Girls' School is an open entry girls' school from Prep to Year 12 and also offers a co-educational Early Learning Centre.

    We realise that choosing the right school for your child can be a daunting decision and that is why we welcome all prospective families to visit Fintona during one of our regular tours. All you have to do is Book a Tour online.

    Places are limited and we encourage you to apply online for a place on our Waiting List. Our Application Procedures are detailed in this section of the website.

    You may also like to request our Prospectus, where you will find out more about our learning, co-curricularand wellbeing programs, as well as the more practical aspects of a Fintona education including fees and transport.

    We would love to see you and your family at one of our tours very soon.

    Fees and Charges

    Application Fee

    Applications for entry to Fintona, for the Early Learning Centre (comprising 3 year old and 4 year old Kindergarten) to Year 12, must be made on the School's official Application for Admission Form. An application is a pre-requisite for enrolment but does not guarantee a place. A non-refundable Application Fee of $150 (inclusive of GST) is payable before placement on the waiting list.

    Enrolment Fee

    A non-refundable enrolment fee per student is payable upon acceptance of a formal letter of offer.

    The fee is $1,000 for entry into the Early Learning Centre (ELC) to Year 12.

    Fees in Advance

    In addition to the Application and Enrolment fees a non-refundable full term’s fees in advance is required to secure a place at Fintona. When the student commences as scheduled, this deposit is credited against the first Tuition Fee account. If the designated place is not taken up by the student within three years it is forfeited. Enrolment at this point is subject to a place being available.

    Due to the high demand for places in the ELC and Junior School, in addition to the fees in advance required for entry into the 3 year old program (due in May of the year prior to commencement), a deposit of a term’s fees in advance are required the following year if the student wishes to progress into the 4 year old program and Prep.

    School Fees and Business Terms and Conditions 2021

    Local Students

    Overseas Students

    Due Dates for School Fees 2021

    Please note that fees are charged a term in advance at the commencement of each school term.  Please find following the due dates for School fees for 2020:

    • Term 1 2021 - due 31 October 2020
    • Term 2 2021 - due 21 February 2021
    • Term 3 2021 - due 12 May 2021
    • Term 4 2021 - due 4 August 2021

    If you do not receive a fee statement by the end of the first week of each term please contact the Finance Manager, Rowena Vitarelli at rvitarelli@fintona.vic.edu.au to request a copy. There will be no extension of the due date because of the non-receipt of an account.  Please check carefully if you have a Hotmail account as your statement may have gone to junk-mail.

    Early Learning Centre - changes to program 2021

    Please note at the end of 2020, the 3 year old kindergarten (K3) two-day program will discontinue. From 2021 we will introduce a K3 four-day program. Also from 2021 there will not be a K4 three-day program. Fees for 2021 will be set by the Board in September 2020. You may use the 2020 fee schedule as a guide. Please contact the Registrar for further information. 


    Fintona awards a number of academic and music scholarships annually, for entry into various year levels in the following year. Further details and registration for the following year’s scholarships are provided on the website in December.

    Old Fintonian discount

    A 20% fee discount applies to daughters and granddaughters of past students who are also members of the Old Fintonians’ Alumni and who attended Fintona for a minimum of two years. The discount relates to Tuition Fees from Prep to Year 12. This discount will only apply in the absence of the student receiving any other concession.

    Co-curricular Activities

    An extensive variety of co-curricular activities is offered to students from Prep to Year 12. The charges for participation are included on the Fee accounts.


    Korowa Anglican Girls’ Private School Melbourne 

    Private School Melbourne



    Early Learning Centre Yes
    Primary School Yes
    High School Yes
    Course Range Prep to Year 12
    Main Gender  Girls Only 
    Boarding School Yes 
    Estimated No. of Students 1450
    School Fees Low 

    Link to the school fee page: 



    A leader in girls’ education since 1890, Korowa is renowned for its academic excellence. Our Early Learning Centre welcomes 3 & 4 year old girls and boys, then from Prep - Year 12 we offer a specialised all-girls' environment. 

    A strong focus on the individual student

    At Korowa, every teacher knows every student and encourages her to pursue her own unique interests, talents and ambitions - wherever they may lie.

    An outstanding record of success 

    Korowa is renowned for our long history of academic excellence. Our NAPLAN and VCE scores consistently place us in the top tier of schools across the state. Our students' achievements span Sport, Music, Art, Science, Literature and many more. 

    Limited class sizes

    We offer small class sizes so that every student can receive the support they need and build positive relationships with their teachers. 

    Flexible learning styles and curriculum

    Our School offers a broad curriculum. Our teaching is student-centred, drawing on the natural curiosity and interests of students to engage them in the learning process. 

    A connected community

    The Korowa community is one of the main reasons why families choose us. Our community is connected, engaged and welcoming. Our students travel from more than 60 postcodes across Melbourne each day and we are proud of the diverse nature of our community.

    Co-curricular programs 

    Our Co-curricular and Wellbeing programs aim to develop the girls’ breadth of character, confidence and values, allowing them to make the most of their future.

    Campus & Facilities

    Korowa enjoys a picturesque, leafy campus with modern facilities necessary to cater for all areas of study and interests.

    Public Transport

    Korowa is conveniently situated near numerous public transport options. We are only five minutes walk from Glen Iris train station and even less from tram stops on High Street and Wattletree Road. Glen Iris station is on the Glen Waverley line, with a trip from the CBD taking less than 30 minutes and even less if travelling from Glen Waverley.

    Buses from Camberwell, Box Hill, Chadstone, Ashburton and Glen Waverley all stop at Glen Iris station. There is a bus from Caulfield station. 


    Tertiary Education 

    Korowa students earn admission into the most selective tertiary institutions in the country. Typically, all students seeking university entry gain a first round offer each year. Korowa girls are not limited to traditional post-school options. Each year Korowa graduates embark on tertiary studies as diverse as medicine, business and design. Some take up cadetships with top level companies, sharing their time between study and work.


    Korowa has an active alumni community comprising more than 9,000 members. Regular reunions and ongoing friendships are distinguishing characteristics of our Korovian (alumni) population.

    Industry Recognition

    In 2018, Korowa was awarded 'Secondary School of the Year' in the Non-Government Category of the Australian Education Awards. 


    • Registered as School No. 5 in Victoria, Korowa Anglican Girls' School is accredited by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority.
    • Korowa is a federally registered provider of education to international students through the CRICOS register (CRICOS Provider No. 01022G).
    • Korowa is a member of Independent Schools Victoria (ISV), the Alliance of Girls' Schools, Australasia, (AGSA), and Girls' Sport Victoria (GSV).

    Our Mission

    Our Mission is to develop self-aware, confident and capable young women who understand their responsibility and capacity to influence the world in a positive way.

    Our Values

    Our values guide every decision we make, and are the standards to which we hold ourselves accountable. These are;

    • Courage - to strive for success in learning and life
    • Respect - for Anglican values that promote authentic social responsibility
    • Integrity - in our conduct, relationships and leadership
    • Service - to our local, national and international communities

    Statement of Democratic Principles

    The VRQA Minimum Standards for School Registration includes a standard concerning the school’s adherence to Australian democratic principles and practice.

    This standard is as follows:

    The programs of, and teaching in, a school must support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:

    • elected Government;
    • the rule of law;
    • equal rights for all before the law;
    • freedom of religion;
    • freedom of speech and association;
    • the values of openness and tolerance

    Korowa Anglican Girls’ School is committed to the principles of a liberal democracy.

    • We believe in an accountable, democratically elected government.
    • We respect and observe the rule of law, and believe that no person is above the law.
    • We believe in equal rights for all before the law, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender or other attributes.
    • We believe not only in the freedom of religion, but also the need to practice tolerance and understanding of others' beliefs.
    • We believe in the value of freedom of speech and freedom of association, but also acknowledge that we have the responsibility not to abuse this freedom.
    • We believe in the values of openness and tolerance, and value and respect all members of the school community regardless of background.


    Firbank Grammar Melbourne Private School 

    Private School Melbourne



    Early Learning Centre Yes 
    Primary School Yes
    High School Yes
    Course Range K-12 
    Main Gender  ELC to Year 6 - Co Education 

    Year 7 to Year 12 - Girls Only  

    Boarding School Yes 
    Estimated No. of Students 1,100
    School Fees Low 

    Link to the school fee page: 


    Why Firbank 

    For more than 110 years Firbank Grammar has provided exceptional education and outstanding opportunities to its students. Students consistently achieve academically and in their co-curricular pursuits and are a part of a strong community that supports excellence.

    Firbank Grammar School is an independent, Anglican day and boarding school for students from ELC to Year 12.  We have three campuses located in Melbourne’s bayside suburbs.

    We have two campuses in Brighton.  Our girls Junior School for students ELC to Year 6 is located in Middle Crescent and our girls only Senior School for students Year 7-12 is located in Outer Crescent.

    Firbank Sandringham Co-ed Campus ELC to Year 6 is our co-educational Junior School located in Royal Avenue, Sandringham. Girls have guaranteed entry into the Firbank Senior School and boys have guaranteed entry into Brighton Grammar School.

    We encourage student voice and opinion.  Our students have a voice and make active contributions to the School every day through their work in the classroom or the community. We provide them with the right balance of educational and real life experiences so they can forge ahead on their own path. That’s the Firbank way.

    Firbank Learning Journey

    Firbank Grammar’s three Campuses offer a seamless learning journey for students. From Playgroup and ELC through to Year 6 at our two Junior Campuses and then to our Brighton Senior School for girls.  For boys their Journey at Firbank finishes in Year 6 with the option to attend Senior School at our brother school Brighton Grammar School (BGS) for Year 7 and beyond.

    Payments, Fees and Donations

    Firbank offers the opportunity to pay fees and make donations online at any time and from anywhere in the world.

    Secure electronic payments may be made via Credit Card. Firbank Grammar School accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express.  Payments and donations may also be deposited directly into the School’s bank account. Credit card details submitted by users are not collected by Firbank.


    We understand the significance of choosing the first school for your child. By bringing your child to Firbank, you join a community with shared high expectations and one that promotes the potential of all children. Sandringham Campus Early Learning Centre offers a co-educational experience and the Turner House Early Learning Centre is part of the Brighton girls campus. The two vibrant campuses share common approaches, with each learning space reflecting the care and dedication of the highly qualified educators to make school a special place for your child.


    Flexibility for families lies at the heart of our program offerings, with two-day, three-day and five-day options for 3 year olds and a five-day program for 4 year olds. We also provide a ‘Stay and Play’ Playgroup opportunity for families with younger children (0+ months to 3 years) to connect with the School community, develop relationships and explore all areas of the Early Years curriculum. We appreciate the demands of modern life and, from 2019, will support our families by providing a convenient Long Day Education model commencing at 7.00 a.m. and finishing at 6.00 p.m.

    Our Long Day Education model allows for the transitioning of the children from the Long Day option at 8.45 a.m. to the ELC program in a seamless manner, and similarly at the conclusion of the program at 3.00 p.m. This model supports opportunities for critical planning, programming and reflection, and promotes collaboration in ways that seek to strengthen and support each child’s continuous learning journey.

    Prep to Year 6 Sandringham Junior Co-ed Campus

    The Sandringham Campus provides specialist learning spaces for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Multimedia), Music, Mandarin, Art, Physical Education and Information Literacy.  Our boys and girls from ELC3 to Year 6 enjoy a caring and nurturing environment and expansive playground areas.

    Each classroom teacher uses the framework of the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) to plan explicit and inquiry teaching lessons that are engaging and personalised for each child.

    Prep to Year 6 Brighton Junior Campus

    The Firbank Learning Journey continues at our Brighton Junior Campus.

    We have four key beliefs at Brighton Junior Campus:

    • Every student is important
    • Every lesson is critical
    • Every encounter is valued
    • Every opportunity should be taken

    These beliefs together with the extensive Teaching and Learning program develop the natural curiosity and thinking skills of the students in a caring and inclusive environment. Specialist teachers, high academic standards and a diverse range of curricular activities help our students build confidence, resilience and a love of learning.

    Through their educational journey at our all-girls school, our students are encouraged to develop their individual talents. We pride ourselves on being a family school with Christian values, where parents are encouraged to be involved in School life.  Our aim is to enable all students to contribute and to develop a sense of responsibility in their relationships with others.  We believe it is important to promote tolerance and understanding of individual differences, other cultures and the diversity of views in the world.

    The learning and personal development programs we offer help our students cultivate essential skills for the contemporary world, including social skills, oral communication, problem-solving, teamwork and creativity.  To learn more about our enrolment process or to book a tour of our Melbourne girls’ school. 

    Brighton Senior Campus

    Firbank Senior School is instrumental in your daughter’s journey into adulthood. From Year 7 to VCE, our private girls high school in Melbourne offers an array of choices that arm Firbank students with the necessary tools to progress and transition into a life full of learning and discovery. At Firbank, we give students the opportunity to shape their own destinies through the expert guidance of dedicated and experienced staff, real life experiences and world class facilities. We don’t shape minds, we give girls the tools, skills and confidence to shape their own.

    The learning and personal development programs at our girls’ high school help students cultivate essential skills for the contemporary world, including problem-solving, communication, teamwork and creativity. Through these programs, our girls grow up to be articulate, eloquent, well-rounded members of the community.

    Firbank offers a range of options for our students to excel in their area of passion.  We believe that students who come together with common interests is a great way to learn, socialise and grow confidence. Some of the Club activities we offer include: Chess, Writers Club, Drama, homework club, debating, philosophy and more. View our Year Level information booklets for more detail.


    Melbourne Grammar Private School 

    Private School Melbourne



    Early Learning Centre No 
    Primary School Yes
    High School Yes
    Course Range K-12 
    Main Gender  Prep to Year 3 -  Co- Education 

    Year 7 and Year  9 - Boys 

    Boarding School Yes 
    Estimated No. of Students 1,800 
    School Fees Medium 

    Link to the school fee page: 



    Melbourne Grammar School offers a distinctive learning culture. We are focused on instilling a fundamental passion for learning in every student.

    We believe this motivation to learn should come from a curiosity that surpasses the desire for external reward. We want our students to look at the world with wonder, question current paradigms and challenge themselves to reach beyond their current understanding.


    Our ability to question received knowledge is part of what makes us human. Our goal is to develop this quality in those who are part of Melbourne Grammar School – our students and our teachers – and this requires us to push the boundaries of our thinking.

    This approach takes us much further than building the ability to complete tasks and recite facts. It means that in each new learning task we must ask ourselves: what can this student truly achieve? How much further can we go toward reaching new knowledge and ideas?


    Along with recognising the potential of our students, we are also interested in what each student does with that potential. How will their knowledge, skills and passion for understanding contribute to the lives of those around them?

    This question is at the heart of our idea of service. To us, service encompasses everything from supporting an individual or community, to the service of contributing to the knowledge base of the world.   

    Our campuses

    Grimwade House (Prep - Year 6)

    Wadhurst (Year 7 - 8)

    Senior School (Year 9 - 12)


    We are delighted you are interested in joining the Melbourne Grammar School community.

    We look forward to welcoming your child into our School.

    Melbourne Grammar School has a rich history of success and achievement. However, it is

    our values and the quality of the human relationships within our School that define us. We

    aim to guide our students to become productive, responsible and caring global citizens of

    the future who are conscious of their responsibility to society and have the capacity to make

    a real contribution to it.


    Our main entry points for new students are Prep and Year 7. We also offer a small intake at

    Year 3 and additional places at Year 9, with places occasionally available at other year


    We enrol a relatively even mix of boys and girls into Prep to Year 6 at our primary school –

    Grimwade House – in Caulfield. At the end of Year 6, boys move on to secondary education

    at our middle school Wadhurst and (then) Senior School campuses in South Yarra, while

    girls continue their secondary education at a school of their choosing.

    We provide strong orientation and transition programmes for students entering the School,

    and for girls departing at the end of Year 6.


    We offer places for day girls and boys from Prep to Year 6 and both day and boarding boys

    from Years 7 to 12. Our boarding precinct is a close-knit family of boys from regional

    Victoria, across Australia and overseas.


    Our scholarships seek to recognise the talents of very able students. Bursaries provide

    additional opportunities for students who may not otherwise be able to attend the School.

    We welcome your enquiries about our School and application process.


    Melbourne Grammar School is one of Australia’s leading independent schools, with a tradition of excellence extending over more than 160 years.

    We believe in the holistic development of young people: intellectually, physically, emotionally, psychologically, socially and spirituality.

    Ours is an inclusive, community-focused culture in which both student effort and achievement are recognised and celebrated.

    Our culture is further enhanced by an involved network of staff and parents, the knowledge and experience of our alumni, and the depth of our connections with the broader communities around us.


    Melbourne Grammar is an Anglican school founded in 1858 by the first Bishop of Melbourne, Charles Perry. Today, we remain proud of our Anglican heritage and retain our strong Anglican traditions, while also warmly welcoming families from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds.

    From Prep to Year 6 we provide co educational classes at our Caulfield Junior School, Grimwade House.

    Year 7 and 8 boys attend Wadhurst, our Middle School based at St Kilda Road in South Yarra. Students in Years 9 – 12 learn at the adjoining Senior School.

    Our Year 7 - 12 students attend as both day students and boarders.

    Every student’s learning is supported by dedicated pastoral care programmes along with our exceptional learning facilities.


    The following fees have been ratified by the School Council and apply for the 2020 school year.

    Melbourne Grammar School fees are levied four times per year for Prep to Year 11 and three times per year for Year 12.


    Tuition Fees per term Fees per annum
    Year 12 $11,880* $35,640
    Year 11 $8,910 $35,640
    Year 10 $9,550 $38,200
    Year 9 $8,910 $35,640
    Years 7 - 8 $8,360 $33,440
    Prep - Year 6 $7,145 $28,580
    Year 12  $9,300* $27,900
    Years 7 - 11 $6,975 $27,900

    *Levied Terms I, II and III


    Tuition Fees per term Fees per annum
    Year 12 $17,540* $52,620
    Year 11 $13,155 $52,620
    Year 10 $13,795 $55,180
    Year 9 $13,155 $52,620
    Years 7 - 8 $12,610 $50,440
    Year 12  $13,260* $39,780
    Years 7 - 11 $9,945 $39,780

    *Levied Terms I, II, III


    Ruyton Girls’ Private School Melbourne 

    Private School Melbourne




    Early Learning Centre Yes
    Primary School Yes
    High School Yes
    Course Range Prep to Year 12
    Main Gender  Girls Only 
    Boarding School Yes 
    Estimated No. of Students 1450
    School Fees Low 

    Link to the school fee page: 


    Our School

    As an independent, forward thinking girls' school we are committed to preparing girls for a lifetime of learning, leadership and engagement in our global community. We believe in girls.

    At Ruyton we foster the individuality of each girl in a caring and safe environment, nurturing her intellectual, physical, social and emotional qualities essential to flourish.

    Powerful learning is central to the Ruyton culture, building on our strong academic reputation. We focus on advancing the learning of every girl through the engagement of intellectual curiosity, building knowledge and skills about how to learn and supporting them to achieve their personal best and be exemplary citizens. We believe in real world learning beyond the classroom, collaborating with the wider community to promote growth, discovery and sustainability.

    We empower our girls to lead lives of purpose with courage, character and compassion. Through the development of values and action-focused learning they are inspired to pursue equity and justice for self and others. By embracing diversity and raising their voices our girls effect positive change and make a difference.

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    Why a Girls' School?

    Girls’ schools specialise in girls’ education. Research indicates that all girls’ schools have the ability to educate the girls of today to become the leaders of tomorrow.

    Through a tailored curriculum and a focused culture, all girls’ schools can inspire and nurture girls to grasp diverse opportunities to develop and excel. Academically, girls in a single-sex environment produce stronger results. All leadership roles in a girls’ school are filled by girls. Girls meet the challenges of adolescence without fear of ridicule from boys in a single sex environment and girls have the confidence to ‘have a go’ at a wide range of co-curricular opportunities.   

    At Ruyton we are committed to preparing girls for a lifetime of learning, leadership and engagement in our global community. We seek to inspire our girls to be bold. We educate them to live lives of impact and purpose.

    The Ruyton community lives by the values of Character, Citizenship, Endeavour and Integrity, providing support, role models and a sounding board for our girls as they make their mark in the world.

    We are proud to be a member of Alliance Girls Schools Australasia and an international member of National Coalition of Girls’ Schools

    Listen to why the student leaders of Australasian girls’ schools believe in girls’ schools.

    Vision, Values and Strategic Direction

    As an independent, forward thinking girls’ school we are committed to preparing girls for a lifetime of learning, leadership and engagement in our global community.


    Inspire girls to be bold. Educate girls to live lives of impact and purpose.


    Our values shape and define the Ruyton woman and the way she leads her life

    • Character to be resilient and to act with confidence and compassion
    • Citizenship to effect positive change through civic and environmental action
    • Endeavour to be curious, creative and courageous learners seeking to achieve personal best
    • Integrity to live a life with honesty and virtue

    The Ruyton community lives by these values, providing support, role models and a sounding board for our girls as they make their mark in the world.

    At Ruyton we embrace diversity and value the enrichment it brings to our learning community. We are committed to fostering respectful relationships and endeavour to create a culture of justice and fair treatment that extends to our broader community. This culture is central in preparing our students to be respectful and socially aware global citizens.

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