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Educating boys since 1869

Prince Alfred College offers a unique educational experience, putting high-quality teaching and a commitment to academic excellence at the centre of our all-round education. We inspire a love of learning in our boys through a curriculum that blends traditional academic pursuits with progressive thinking and critical exploration. We invite you to discover how Prince Alfred College will inspire a love of learning in your son.

Excellence in teaching and curriculum

High-quality teachers

We know the best school must have the best teachers. We proactively pursue world-class educators who bring inspiration, experience and subject matter expertise to our faculty. Many of our teachers have postgraduate qualifications, have published academic papers or have spoken at world-leading educational conferences. Above all, every teacher at Prince Alfred College cares deeply for our students and is committed to guiding their success.

An engaging curriculum

We offer a range of inspirational subjects taught by excellent teachers who encourage our boys to learn through discovery, exploration and creative problem-solving.

Our curriculum includes:

  • The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) in the Preparatory School
  • The Australian Curriculum in the Middle School
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) in the Senior School

Through an engaging and inquiry-based curriculum, our boys enjoy an educational journey that inspires a lifetime love of learning.

Excellent academic results

We celebrate the achievements of our boys and support them to do their best in their academic pursuits. In the senior years, our boys consistently achieve globally outstanding results through the IBDP as well as steadily strong results in the SACE, including many boys who achieve an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) above 95. With their Princes education, our boys open a world of possibilities for tertiary studies and career opportunities, with many taking up places at top universities in Australia and around the world.


Co-curricular enrichment

Finding your passion

Participation in co-curricular activities is a deeply embedded part of the all-round character education offered at Prince Alfred College. Our extensive co-curricular program encourages boys to discover and develop their skills and interests, broaden their experience and embrace challenges. Opportunities in outdoor education, sport, performing arts, music, community service, chess, debating, as well as a range of excursions enrich their academic learning.

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Embedded pastoral care

Supporting boys to flourish

Quality pastoral care is a fundamental part of our responsibility to nurture the unique qualities of each boy. At Prince Alfred College, we focus on developing young men of character and compassion as part of an all-round education. Our team of educators, counsellors, Chaplain and support staff work together to provide a safe and supportive place of belonging for every boy.