Boarding 0000 Our Philosophy

Boarding

Adelaide's leading boarding school for boys

At Prince Alfred College, we provide a welcoming and supportive place for boys to live and learn. As a boarder, your son will be a valued part of a tradition that has welcomed rural, interstate and international families to our Adelaide boarding school for over 150 years.

With a focus on academic, physical and emotional wellbeing, we are committed to giving our boarding boys the support and care they need as we oversee their education in a safe and modern home away from home.

An all-round education

At Prince Alfred College, we deliver an all-round education that focuses equally on academics, co-curricular enrichment and quality pastoral care. Our qualified boarding staff hold your son’s wellbeing as their top priority and ensure he feels safe and supported always. We will guide his academic learning and help him develop vital social skills in a place where he knows he is respected and cared for.

As a boarder, your son will build independence, self-awareness and vital interpersonal skills in a caring home that values community cooperation. With us, he will develop lifelong friendships as he grows into a happy, responsible and globally minded Princes Man.

Working with families

We understand the importance of regular communication with families and work collaboratively to ensure your son's experience is a positive one. 

We keep families updated through regular communication, including our Boarding@Princes Facebook page, and our flexible visitor policy allows families to spend time with their boys when it suits them. We also encourage our boys to keep in regular contact so that they can tell you about their boarding experiences.

We value our boarder families as respected members of our community and welcome their contributions to shaping boarding life. Our Boarder Parents’ Consultative Committee allows parents to have input into the boarding school.

For more information, please contact the Director of Boarding, Zac Savage