Private Schools & Independent Schools Melbourne

Explore private schools in Melbourne. Private schools in Melbourne offer a diverse range of educational options for students. From prestigious institutions with a long-standing history to innovative schools at the forefront of education, the kinds of independent schools in Melbourne are many and varied. Through touring schools and attending open days, we aim to provide some insights into each school’s ethos, facilities, philosophy, academic and extracurricular programs.

To help find a good fit for your child’s educational journey and access essential information about admission processes, extracurricular activities, and notable achievements, we have gathered information from various private school tours in Melbourne. Whether you’re seeking a nurturing environment for primary education or a secondary school with a strong focus on preparing students for future challenges, you may find some insights in our private school articles.

All articles written are based on our experience of the tour or open day only and cannot represent all experiences by all students. However, they may give a little insight into the schools beyond what is already online. Start your exploration to find a suitable fit for your child’s educational journey.

avila-college

Avila College High School​

Dr Cotter’s overall message seems to be try hard to study and achieve the highest ATAR possible as that will open up options, but it’s important to be involved in …

Billanook-College

Billanook is set quite far out East in Mooroolbark.  The campus feels secluded, calm and tranquil.  Large trees and nature surround the …

There is a general vibrancy and buzz around at Carey Grammar school.  Students mostly seem to be not learning in traditional classroom setting with a  …

There are only around 1000 students on the Wheelers Hill campus ( 1446 according to an official Youtube video …

crimson-global

CGA (Crimson Global Academy)is an online high school offering a fully online high school experience for students in …

emmaus-college

The school has around 1200 students with about 200 students per year level.  Even for a relatively large student number …

Fintona is a small private girls school with enrolment of less than 700 students.  The campus is set near the Balwyn shops but …

huntingtower-school

Huntingtower is set out in the leafy suburb of Mt Waverley.  Behind the gate in a quiet street is quite large grounds with …

Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School

One of the first things that struck me about the school was the sense of discipline. Students were required to …

The school has around 1200 students with about 200 students per year level.  Even for a relatively large student number …

The school grounds have a peaceful feel.  Many of the buildings were multistorey so the rooms we walked through were…

Year 7-8shave their own dedicated building. There are four classes at each year level, and according to our guides, there are approx …

Community seemed to be an emphasis at MLC. Both the parent community and alumni community were mentioned …

Overnewton-College

Overnewton comprises two Campuses – the Yirramboi campus in Keilor which includes the …

Ruyton-Girls-School

Ruyton Girls School is one of the small private girls’ schools in inner Melbourne.  Despite having about 900 students …

Prep students in 2022 will graduate in 2034.  What will the world look like then and how can we equip the kids with useful …

Tintern-Grammar

The campus is quite large with a lot of greenery and we didn’t see many classes in action on the day …

Despite Wesley’s impressive size, Ms. Bence assured us that they work hard to maintain a close-knit community feel …