Location Victoria, Australia
Phone +613 9817 6135
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Preshil, The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School, is an independent, co-educational, secular, progressive school, which offers classes for students from Kindergarten through to Year 12.  Preshil is an authorised Middle Years Programme (MYP) school and a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

At Preshil, children take an active role in their own education, both as individuals and collaboratively. The school motto of “Courage” leads to a culture that can be thought of as “Courage to question, and seek new answers”.  Preshil shares many similarities to the philosophies of influential educational thinkers providing progressive educational models that form the basis of its approach to learning, which emphasise individuality, creativity and academic challenge.

Preshil is not only Australia’s oldest progressive school, but was also influential in the development of progressive pedagogy at the local, national and international levels

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Preshil is a candidate PYP school.

Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Preshil is an authorised MYP school, and has been teaching children in years seven to ten based on the framework since 2014. The programme is instrumental in preparing Preshil students for the Diploma Programme (for which the school is a candidate), enabling them to grow into collaborative, creative and critical thinkers who are well able to engage with contemporary global ideas and skills. Preshil’s community of learners is challenged to set goals that support them to reach their own academic potential. The Learner Profile emphasises the development of the whole person, actively cultivating the attributes of our students as inquirers; knowledgeable thinkers and communicators who are principled, open-minded, and courageous. Preshil is passionate about developing our students to be balanced and reflective; global citizens with an awareness of their common humanity and the capacity to realise their own ambitions. Students are afforded the opportunity to explore a broad range of subjects including Arts (Art, Drama and Music), Individuals and Societies (History), Language and Literature, Language Acquisition (French), Science, Mathematics, Physical Education & Health, and Design & Technology.

Diploma Programme (DP)

Preshil is an authorized DP school.