The Kilmore International School is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational boarding and day school for academically motivated students undertaking their education (Years 3-12 inclusive). Boarding is available from Year 7.
The school is committed to the International Baccalaureate. The IB is recognised by leading universities throughout the world.
The Kilmore International School exists to serve the needs of its students within the wider international community.
The aim of The Kilmore International School is to provide for Boarding and Day pupils, an education of excellence in all areas.
The School also aims to develop, in a disciplined and caring environment, the spiritual, intellectual, cultural, physical and social capacities of all its students, and to encourage and nurture their individual talents and abilities.
It further aims to develop a responsibility to the community by demanding high personal standards and encouraging constructive citizenship and consideration for others.
The Kilmore International School aims to:
Develop the ideal of service:
-Service to others is part of life and develops the School community’s conscience, thus breaking down self-interest.
Develop a responsible moral code:
-The School must provide students with every opportunity to develop a sense of moral responsibility.
Develop the intellectual skills of:
-Critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, inference and deduction.
-Communication and expression.
-Application (arts, crafts, sports).
Develop social skills:
-The School is a family, as such we are all encouraged to develop an accepting and understanding atmosphere which develops interpersonal social skills.
The Kilmore International School is modelled on international schools overseas. It was established in 1990 to provide a true and exceptional international education for students, whether local or from abroad. The buildings of the school were originally built in 1887 by the Marist Brothers of the Catholic Church and became Assumption College.
The buildings and grounds were purchased by the current owners in the 1980s. The new owners completely renovated and modernised the existing buildings. New classrooms including a library, science wing, drama and music studios, art rooms, computer laboratories, general classrooms along with staffrooms were added over the next twenty years as well as a modern dormitory for girls. In 2011, a state-of-the-art Language Learning Centre was opened. The school grounds now contain 2 soccer fields, basketball courts, cricket facilities and tennis courts.
From 1990 through to 2009, the school offered secondary education only. Due to increased demand for high quality education in the local area, students in Years 5 and 6 were admitted in 2010 and Years 3 and 4 in 2015.
Since opening in 1990 with two international students, we have grown from strength to strength. Our alumni are employed by leading corporations around the globe. We have a vibrant community of graduates who remain close friends with staff and fellow students. Even though the alumni form a diaspora in many nations they are linked by the experience of completing their IB Diploma together at The Kilmore International School. Our ethos of dedicated, small classes continues as our students numbers have grown to over 400.
In 2015 we celebrate our 25th anniversary as one of the most successful IB world schools in the southern hemisphere and the success of our graduates, both locally and globally, makes us all enormously proud.
Kilmore is located only 58 kilometres from Melbourne (a pleasant 50 minutes drive through country Victoria countryside) and is only 40 minutes from the International Airport.
It is located in the historic township of Kilmore, which is a small, vibrant rural community that offers modern facilities in a colonial setting. It is ideally situated for access to most of Victoria’s major attractions and the school has a program of excursions, camps and visits throughout the year.
Recreational facilities, including golf, swimming, tennis, gymnasium, volleyball, athletics, soccer and squash are well provided for on campus or in close proximity to the school.
The school’s location provides for a safe and secure learning environment for all young people.
Subjects may vary depending on their demand and availability, however generally, The Kilmore International School subjects include:
English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Indonesian, Korean, German, Thai
English as a Second Language (ESL) and Vietnamese.
INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES:
Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems & Society
Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Environmental Systems & Society
Mathematics HL, Mathematical Methods and Mathematical Studies.
Visual Arts, Music