Are you considering a move to Melbourne? Whether you’re already living somewhere within the Greater Melbourne area or you’re moving from another place entirely, you might want to know all about the best high schools the city has to offer before you make a move.

There’s a whole range of things you’ll need to consider before you make your decision but according to Better Education, these are the top ten high schools in Melbourne based on academic performance:

Melbourne High School

Melbourne High School is a selective entry state boys’ school for grades 9 to 12 located in South Yarra. The inner-city location and outstanding facilities here offer a unique learning environment for boys. There’s a broad socio-economic and cultural mix of students here as well as a strong commitment to academic excellence. To enrol, students must sit an entrance exam with only 336 positions offered for Year 9 each year.

Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School

Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School is a selective entry state school for girls from Year 9 to 12. The school is located on Kings Way, right beside the beautiful Albert Park Lake precinct. The selective nature of entry at this school results in a broad socio-economic and cultural mix and the school is firmly committed to academic excellence. To enrol, students must sit an entrance exam with limited places available.

Nossal High School

Nossal High School is the first fully academically selective coeducational government high school in Victoria. The school offers teaching from Year 9 to 12 and has been designed to suit an academically focused group of students. The campus contains buildings rich in ICT and uses approaches typically found in universities. Nossal partners with Monash University and Chisholm Institute to offer programs and facilities to students.

Suzanne Cory High School

Suzanne Cory High School is another co-educational selective entry government school for Year 9 to 12, this time located in Melbourne’s western suburbs. The school has a total enrolment of 875 students and focuses on providing a challenging curriculum for students who are intellectually and creatively gifted.

Presbyterian Ladies College

Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC) is a private girls’ day and boarding school which has been around for over 140 years. It teaches within a Christian environment and focuses on girls developing respect and concern for others, as well as leadership skills and self-discipline. The school is large with approximately 1600 students from early learning to Year 12. The campus includes state of the art facilities including those for sport, music and cultural experiences.

Fintona Girls’ School

Fintona Girls’ School is an independent girls’ school offering classes from early learning through to Year 12. Fintona values small class sizes and is divided into four smaller schools: early learning for three and four year olds, junior school for Prep to Year 4, middle school for Year 5 to 8, and senior school for Years 9 to 12. As well as an extensive and diverse curriculum, the school also offers a range of co-curricular activities including sport, music, drama, and outdoor education.

Haileybury College

Haileybury College is a private school with campuses in Keysborough, Brighton, Berwick, Melbourne CBD and Beijing. It was voted as Australian School of the Year in the 2018 Australian Education Awards. The school has small class sizes, a range of co-curricular activities and state-of-the-art facilities. Haileybury employs The Parallel Education Model which sees boys and girls learning together in younger years and then separately as they move into middle and senior years.

Huntingtower School

Huntingtower School is a co-educational day and boarding school located in Mt Waverley. Although the school doesn’t specifically teach religion, Christian values form the basis of the school and is embedded in everything they do. Academic focus is on literacy and numeracy with a range of opportunities to engage in individual interests both within the formal learning environment and as part of co-curricular activities.

Korowa Anglican Girls’ School

Korowa Anglican Girls’ School provides class from early learning through to Year 12. In 2018 Korowa was awarded ‘Secondary School of the Year’ in the Non-Government Category of the Australian Education Awards. The school offers a broad curriculum, small class sizes and a full range. Korowa is known for having a well connected and engaged community as well as a leafy campus with plenty of modern facilities.

Camberwell Grammar School

Camberwell Grammar School is an independent school for boys from pre-prep through to Year 12 located in Canterbury. The school has around 1300 students but is broken up into smaller schools for pre-preparatory years, junior school, middle school and senior school. The campus has a range of facilities including a 50m swimming pool, basketball courts, gymnasium and weights room, underground parking and a performing arts centre.

There’s a whole range of high schools to choose from in Melbourne, including these ten schools which rank high in academic achievement. Choose the right school for your child by taking into account their academic ability, interests and needs as well as your own financial situation and where you might like to live.

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