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About

Educating boys since 1869

Established in 1869, Prince Alfred College is a leading day and boarding school for boys. As one of Australia’s oldest boys’ schools, we provide an all-round education for boys, with unique programs and approaches tailored to their specific needs.

High-quality teaching and academic excellence are central to the unique educational experience at Prince Alfred College. We promote learning through discovery and research because we know boys learn best by doing. Supporting our boys in their academic pursuits is a broad range of co-curricular activities where we encourage each boy to discover their unique passions.

Embedding pastoral care into all aspects of school life is vital to our focus of educating and nurturing the whole boy. PAC is a welcoming home for all our boys where they are supported to achieve their best as valued and respected members of our school. 


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An environment where boys flourish

For more than 150 years, Prince Alfred College has delivered high-quality education that empowers boys to achieve their best. We care about the wellbeing of boys and celebrate their unique characteristics and strengths. As one of only five all-boys schools in Adelaide, we take seriously our charge to foster and nurture our boys to become the good men they are meant to be.

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A welcoming community

Prince Alfred College is a thriving community of staff, students, parents, grandies, old collegians and friends of the College, all of whom play an important part in the school's success.

Boys who have been educated here are affectionately known as ‘Old Reds’ and are welcome at functions around the world.

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Rich history and traditions

Established in 1869, Prince Alfred College is a forward-looking school with a proud history and rich traditions. 

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Opportunities beyond the classroom

We believe that boys learn as much, if not more, beyond the classroom as they do inside it. Through a wide range of activities, our boys find their place as they master new skills, embrace challenges, build connections and become a part of something bigger than themselves.

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A unique city location

Prince Alfred College benefits from a unique city location, with its main College campus set on 9.8 hectares of spacious grounds on the edge of Adelaide's eastern parklands. 

Two additional campuses, Wambana and Scotts Creek, offer unique outdoor education experiences for boys from Year 4 onwards. 

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Individualised support, enabling every boy to thrive

Quality pastoral care is a fundamental part of our responsibility to nurture the unique qualities of each boy in our care. At Prince Alfred College, we focus on developing young men of character and compassion as part of an all-round education.