The Kilmore International School seeks to form young women and men who have a true understanding of themselves, their values, and their view of the world. Our students choose to embrace an ever-changing world with confidence, engage others with a positive, loving attitude, and are prepared to act when needed.
A good school cares for the individual, practices diversity, offers experiences for growth, is grounded in community, values the learning process, has teachers that are respectful and respected, and, importantly, places the needs of the child at the centre of its decision making. A great school, such as The Kilmore International School, has these characteristics embedded in its culture and daily practice.
Such an ambitious environment takes commitment and teamwork, and our students are joined in their journey by highly qualified, experienced and inspirational teachers, teachers who understand that a child will not care about how much they know, until they know how much they care.
The heart of a Kilmore International School education is expressed in our motto, Excellentia Academica Persequenda, the pursuit of academic excellence. Our graduates attend leading universities throughout the world, taking with them a joy of learning and a willingness to make a positive difference to the lives of others.
The School delivers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), with all students ultimately being prepared to sit for the full IBDP in Years 11 and 12. Years 3 to 9 are designed to challenge capable students and to provide special assistance for students in problem areas. Year 10 is
designed as a bridging program to specifically prepare students for entry into the IBDP in Years 11 and 12.
Boarders experience a family atmosphere where girls and boys from Melbourne, country Victoria and from around the world become part of a close-knit international learning community. The School has separate male and female boarding facilities both on and off campus (either close to or adjacent to the school). Boarding is a real home away from home for international, interstate and local students, providing a caring environment in which individual attention is given to the general well-being, academic and personal development of each and every student.
The rural township of Kilmore is recognised as Victoria’s oldest inland town, settled in 1837. Melbourne, Australia’s most cosmopolitan city, is nearby and is reached by train in less than an hour.
By offering a challenging and supportive environment with a wide range of co-curricular activities, every student has the opportunity to be recognised for their character and achievements. With encouragement and guidance, students are expected to take on positions of responsibility and to harness their talents.
There are many opportunities to perform at assemblies and exhibitions. Plays and concerts are held regularly, while camps bring the curriculum alive through experiential learning and challenge students through activities such as rock climbing, skiing, horse riding and canoeing.
The Kilmore International School…world ready, future ready.
Age Range: Year 3 (8-9 years) to Year 12
Pupil Numbers: 400
Year 7 $10, 270
Year 10 $12, 480
Year 12 $15, 780
Year 12 International Students $32,575
Senior School students are engaged on a journey marked by common and binding intellectual and social experiences that they will remember all their lives. In Years 11 and 12 our students embark on the 2-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The IBDP is a demanding two-year programme of study of the traditional academic disciplines. It emphasises inquiry-based and independent learning as well as rigorous assessment, exactly the skills needed to succeed at university. With evidence that IB students perform better in higher education than their peers, the Diploma is recognised and welcomed by leading universities and colleges around the world. The teaching staff are highly qualified subject specialists and IB examiners. Specialist career counselling is also provided. An international education prepares students for an interconnected world. Based on the ideals and experience of citizenship, personal character and leadership, we equip our students to flourish when they attend universities in Australia and overseas. Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 can apply for leadership opportunities as School Captain, House Captain, Service Captain or Publications Captain. When our students graduate, they are World Ready.