An International Baccalaureate World School
At Preshil, a confident sense of self-worth is integral to our vision of success for every student. Academic excellence is also very important, yet never at the expense of health and wellbeing. The School has long been celebrated as a centre for creativity and for its successful tradition in the visual and performing arts. Preshil students are supported to challenge ideas, think critically, make ethical judgements and set their own goals; the qualities of a growth mindset and collaborative problem solving, essential for our future.
Preshil is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate's (IB) Primary Years Programme and an authorised school for the IB Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) and Diploma Programme (IBDP).
To learn more about Preshil we highly recommend that you attend one of our advertised Tours or Open Days, and ask us about:
• Our unique environment
• Conceptual development through play in the Kindergarten
• Philosophy in the Primary School
• Transition to the IB programmes across the school
• Years 7 and 11 Creativity and Innovation Scholarships
• Our STEAM approach and electives.
For further information about tours and open days, please call 9817 6135 or register your details.
* See website for more details.
Australia's oldest progressive school with an emphasis on developing children to become capable, inquisitive, global citizens.
Preshil is a coeducational, secular and entirely independent school. It is the oldest Progressive School in Australia, focusing on the education of each individual child and the social relationships, which support their development as critical and creative thinkers. It remains a deliberately small school, welcoming children from three years of age into the Kindergarten through to the completion of their secondary schooling at Year 12.
The Preshil approach to schooling does not use the fear of failure or the threat of punishment to motivate children. We do not demand conformity or unthinking obedience to arbitrary rules. The rapport between students is respectful, relaxed. and focused on achieving outstanding learning outcomes, trust and a genuine regard for each individual.
Preshil offers a truly contemporary, globally-minded alternative to conventional schooling.
Innovation and Creativity Scholarships - Years 7 and 11 Entry 2019
Preshil is seeking applications from girls and boys who do not currently attend Preshil and who believe that Preshil can offer them an opportunity to further their creativity and independent thinking in any area of learning.
Scholarship admission is dependent on the quality of the applications, the suitability of applicants for the Middle Years and Diploma courses of the International Baccalaureate, their demonstration of the qualities of the IB Learner Profile, and on the number of places available.
The applicant’s understanding of, and capacity to contribute to, the Preshil school community will also be taken into account.
Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Principal.
Registration - Applications Close Friday, 25th May 2018
Applicants are not required to sit a scholarship examination, rather they are asked to submit a portfolio of material that shows evidence of creative, innovative and imaginative endeavour in any field of learning and of their capacity to contribute to the Preshil community.
Selected applicants will be invited to an interview with the Principal where they will also be required to complete a short written task associated with demonstrating some element of the IB Learner Profile.
Scholarships are usually for either 50% or 25% remission of tuition fees from Years 7 to 12. Extra costs such as the Enrolment Agreement Fee, camps, music lessons and books are not covered by the Scholarship.
Scholarships are awarded with the expectation that successful applicants will continue through to the end of Year 12, and are subject to annual review by the Principal, who reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship with reasonable notice should the scholarship holder’s progress or commitment to the school prove to be unsatisfactory.
For each applicant, parents are required to provide all information requested in the Application for Scholarship form and the usual Application for Enrolment form. A single non-refundable application fee of $110 is charged and must be paid at the time the application is made.
Please download the Application for Scholarship along with the Application for Enrolment. Alternatively if you wish to obtain a school brochure, register for a tour or require further information about enrolment at Preshil, please Enquire Here or contact the school registrar, Nerel Ezra on on +61 3 9817 6135.
Preshil is in Zone 1. Auburn Railway Station is within walking distance to either Campus. It is situated on the Belgrave and Lilydale train lines however there are some express trains that do not stop at Auburn Station.
A bus service (624) stops outside Carey Grammar School, which is a short walk from either Campus, and runs between Kew & Oakleigh. The 548 bus leaves Latrobe Uni through Ivanhoe & stops nearby on Cotham Rd.
Further info about public transport including detailed ticket, route & timetable information can be found on the PTV website here.
The New STEAM Age
To understand the difference Preshil can make, please register to attend a School Tour.
Kindergarten Early Learning & Primary School: 395 Barkers Road, Kew 3101
Secondary School: 12-26 Sackville Street, Kew 3101
For all bookings and enquiries please contact:
Phone: 9817 6135