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The top ten most expensive schools in Australia
It’s a given that parents want the best for their children. When it comes to education, this notion stands truer than ever. We want our children to have the best education possible but what does it cost to send your child to a private school? And, does it necessarily follow that those graduating from Australia’s most expensive schools gain better results?
Once again, Geelong Grammar School is officially the most expensive school in Australia. The school itself is split into four campuses: Corio, Bostock House, Toorak Campus and Timbertop – where King Charles III spent two terms in 1966. The school’s history goes back more than 165 years and bases its approach around three educational pillars – adventure education, positive education and creative education.
Notable former students – King Charles III, Malcolm Fraser, Portia de Rossi, Rupert Murdoch, Missy Higgins, Kerry Packer, Sam Newman
With a slight increase on 2022’s cost of tuition, Kamabala Church of England Girls’ School comes in at #2 on our list – only $44 per year behind the most expensive in Australia. Based on a single campus that overlooks Sydney Harbour, Kambala School lists humanity, courage, curiosity and respect as its four main values.
Notable former students – Michelle Guthrie, Roxy Jacenko, Claudia Black, Claire Messud
Location: Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Previously known as Sydney Church of England Girls Grammar School prior to 1995, this single-sex school values individuality and independence of mind. SCEGGS possesses a relatively small student population of 900 (from Kindergarten to Year 12) and is often among the best-performing schools in New South Wales academically.
Notable former students – Margaret Whitlam, Pamela Stephenson, Kirstin Ferguson, Blanche d'Alpuget, Claudia Karvan
The fourth most expensive school in Australia is The Scots College in Bellevue Hill, Sydney – with a 4.7% increase in tuition fees on the previous year. Founded in 1893, this Presbyterian school for boys boasts seven campuses across New South Wales catering for approximately 1,800 students (Kindergarten to Year 12).
Notable former students – James Bain, Peter Dowding, Lee Freedman, Callan McAuliffe, Hiroaki Yura
Notable former students – Malcolm Turnbull, Sam Fischer, John Newcombe, Banjo Patterson, Joseph Jacobs