There are two main choices of private schools in South Australia: Independent schools and Catholic schools. Both options incur school fees, although Catholic school fees are often much less. There are 110 Catholic schools and 109 independent schools in South Australia.
Independent Schools -Many of the independent schools are single sex schools and some have boarding facilities. The majority of these schools have a link with a religion or a teaching philosophy such as Montessori or Rudolph Steiner. Some Independent schools now offer the IB (International Baccalaureate) which is also popular option with expatriates due to the ease with which it can be transferred. There is some prestige associated with attending private school but at a cost! Despite the fees, demand for places is strong, especially with those considered the ‘mot prestigious’ schools and so many parents enrol their children at birth. The earlier you can resgister your children the better, spaces tend to be less for boys and for all chidren in the earlier years of school.
Catholic Schools- there are 103 Catholic Schools in South Australia and the school fees are usually considerably lower than other private schools. Catholic students are a priority but the school will expect you to show a baptism certificate and to live within the parish zone.
Scotch College, Adelaide
Address: Carruth Road, Torrens Park, SA 5062
Tel no: +61 8 8274 4209
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brief description: Spread across 20 hectares of magnificent grounds at the foot of the Mount Lofty Ranges in Mitcham and Torrens Park, Scotch College is an independent, co-educational school from Early Learning to Year 12. Offering a first class education, Scotch encourages and nurtures students to become happy, successful and well rounded people of good character.