Our School

Prince Alfred College is one of the oldest and best-known private or independent schools for boys in Australia. The College comprises three schools, the Preparatory School for primary education, including the Early Learning Centre for children aged 2-4, and boys from Reception to Year 6, the Middle School for students in Years 7 to 9 and the Senior School, for Years 10 to 12. We educate over 1,100 2-18 year-old boys every year, including overseas students and a large boarding community. In everything we do, we aim to discover, nurture and develop the unique qualities of each boy to help him grow into an enterprising, confident and resilient man.

Helping boys become men
Prince Alfred College is a boy-friendly place. We focus entirely on the unique needs of boys and celebrate their strengths and abilities.

With over 145 years of experience in teaching boys, we understand what makes them tick.

Knowing boys means we teach them the way boys learn best.

We set high expectations – and the boys respond with high achievement.

We value every boy’s individuality – and they learn to value each other.

We see their leadership potential – and they rise to become leaders.

We are committed to helping all our boys develop into men who have confidence, integrity and compassion.

We see their moral values as being as important as their grades.

Christian principles and commitment to academic development and service and care for others is the essence of a boy’s education at Prince Alfred College.
Our outstanding stimulating and creative environment ignites a passion for learning and the imagination of boys, nurtures creativity and aids achievement. The school environment nourishes creativity through offering International Baccalaureate programs for primary, middle and senior students:

  • Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students in Reception to Year 6
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD) and SACE for students in Years 11 and 12
  • Emphasising the development of critical and creative thinking skills
  • Encouraging discovery and exploration in research, problem-solving and open-ended learning
  • Balancing academic formation with strong programs in outdoor education, sport, music, chess, drama, art, debating, and other co-curricular activities
  • Supporting students in a strong system of pastoral care based on sound Christian moral and ethical values, with an emphasis on the social development of young men.