Small enough to care, big enough to excel.

Kilvington is an independent, coeducational Baptist school in Melbourne with a strong sense of community and a rich history, offering comprehensive education from Early Learning to VCE.

Situated on one campus in the Melbourne suburb of Ormond, our School has been closely linked to the local community since it was founded in 1923.

A Kilvington education is based on four key pillars – Academic Excellence, Character, Community and Care. These pillars are interdependent to help our students become thinking, strong, caring and respectful people who, once leaving school, will positively engage with and contribute meaningfully to the world around them.

Academic Excellence

75% of our VCE students are consistently in the top 25% of the State, and our NAPLAN results are consistently above the national standard.

Learning at Kilvington

At Kilvington, we strive for academic excellence within an authentic, inclusive and collaborative teaching and learning environment. The sequential development of skills, knowledge and understanding are underpinned by breadth, depth and challenge in learning. This process is informed by regular monitoring and assessment of student learning and values timely feedback.

High expectations, an emphasis on self-regulation, and positive student-teacher relationships create an engaging and supportive climate where students are encouraged to think, grow and strive for their personal best. Our philosophy is underpinned by our Character Initiative and neuroscience research on the benefits of instilling a growth mindset.

Student learning is a rounded experience that equips students with the skills needed to navigate, connect and thrive in a transforming world. Learning at Kilvington fosters academic excellence, shapes perspectives, strengthens character and builds skills for success.

Parallel Learning

In Years 7-9, students attend single-gender classes for English, Science, PE and Health. This allows the learning and activities to reflect the different needs of boys and girls at these ages and allows students the opportunity to learn in both co-educational and single gender environments.

We find Kilvington students respond well to a combination of single-sex and mixed classes at this stage of their learning.

Teaching, Learning and Wellbeing

Kilvington’s teaching and learning philosophy is embedded in respectful relationships between students and staff and supporting students to achieve to their full potential. Because of our size, we are able to offer a tailored learning environment, and an outstanding pastoral care program supported by Mentors, who are responsible for small groups of 10-12 students, Wellbeing Deans, classroom teachers and an experienced wellbeing team.

When students’ intellectual, emotional and social needs are met, they shine.

Campus and Facilities

Our buildings and spaces have been specifically designed to cater for the needs and activities of students of different ages, such as spacious classrooms, fully-fitted Sport Centre, sports courts, playgrounds, gardens, VCE Study Centre, Middle School of Excellence, Music School, state-of-the-art STEAM Centre, and a brand new library.

For further information, please contact:
Director of Admissions
P: 03 9578 6231

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