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The Best Private Schools in and around Melbourne

Selecting the right school for your child is one of the biggest decisions you will make as a parent. Your child’s school will shape their learning and social experiences, and can even determine their overall wellbeing. As every child has different academic and personal needs, it’s important to find a school that will set them up for success. If you’re based in Melbourne then these are some of the best private schools that your child can attend.

Oakleigh Grammar

Oakleigh Grammar is one of the best private Christian schools in the South East of Melbourne. The co-educational school provides a nourishing and supportive academic environment where students enjoy small class sizes and diversity and inclusion are celebrated. The school offers a number of innovative programs including a school-wide leadership framework, school camps and a middle years program that fosters communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement. With a Reggio Emilia style early learning centre and a focus on student welfare and safety, your child will be part of a supportive school community from day one.

Mentone Grammar

The co-educational Mentone Grammar offers holistic education for early learners through to Year 12. The school is highly renowned for it’s successful Together-Apart-Together learning model, which offers gender specific classes in a coeducational environment. The school is focused on developing a student’s lifelong love of learning, with a number of Academic, General Excellence and Performing Arts (Music) Scholarships available to talented students. In Year 12, academically advanced students also have the opportunity to work with a mentor teacher on goal setting, progress checking, troubleshooting issues, building social, emotional strength and resilience, reviewing student data and working on skill development.

Caulfield Grammar School

Caulfield Grammar School is an co-educational Anglican school with five different campuses to choose from. Regular schooling is undertaking at one of the three Melbourne campuses in Caulfield, Wheelers Hill and Malvern, while special education programs are run at campuses in Yarra Junction and Nanjing in China. An immersive outdoor education program is run at Yarra Junction’s natural learning environment, giving students the opportunity to consider the impact of their actions and lifestyle choices on the world. While every year, around 400 Year 9 students are given the chance to study abroad at the school’s campus in Nanjing.

Shelford Girls Grammar School

Shelford Girls Grammar School is a private girls school located in the Melbourne suburb of Caulfield. The school emphasis harnessing the student’s academic interests and passions, with personalised programs enabling each child’s unique abilities, interests and needs to be met. Learning groups are determined by a student’s social and cognitive readiness rather than chronological age, allowing students to work with like minds and avoid unnecessary pressures and anxiety around academic performance. With small class sizes, visual and performing arts programs, sporting opportunities, study tours and camps, debating and a Year 9 Challenge program, your daughter will have the opportunity to shine.

Camberwell Grammar School

Camberwell Grammar School is a private Anglican boys education school in Melbourne. Committed to maximising boys learning in ways that are suited to them, the school provides the space for young men to explore what it means to be male today, without distraction or the pressure to conform to gender stereotypes. Camberwell Grammar School has developed a safe and vibrant learning environment that places importance on inclusivity, diversity, positive mental health and wellbeing. With a state-of-the-art performing arts centre, music school, physical education centre, swimming pool, basketball courts, weights room and chapel, your son has the opportunity to explore his interests in a safe and supportive environment.

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