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Prince Alfred College

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Prince Alfred College is one of the oldest and best-known schools for boys in Australia.

Prince Alfred College comprises three schools, the Preparatory School, 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.

Prince Alfred College educates 1,100 2-18 year-old boys every year, including overseas students and boarders. In everything we do, we aim to inspire excellence.

Helping boys become men

• With nearly 150 years of experience in teaching boys, at Prince Alfred College we understand what makes them tick.
• Knowing boys means we teach them the way boys learn best.
• Prince Alfred College sets 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.
• Prince Alfred College is 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.

The outstanding stimulating and creative environment at Prince Alfred College ignites a passion for learning and the imagination of boys, nurtures creativity and aids achievement.

Prince Alfred College 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
• middle Years Programme (MYP) for students in Years 7 to 10
• 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.

Our Purpose

• Prince Alfred College views students as individuals and take them on an educational journey.
• Our goal is to realise the potential in every boy and help him become a compassionate, well rounded man of integrity.
• We succeed when boys discover their talent and use it for the good of others.
• Prince Alfred College teaches its students to question what lies ahead of them and to think creatively. Our core curriculum is a unique combination of traditional values and progressive thinking.
• We ask our students – not what have you achieved – but what have you contributed?

We invite you to discover how Prince Alfred College will inspire excellence in your son.


Princes has a fine sporting tradition.

Students enjoy a wide range of sports designed to provide challenge, build friendships and which enable students to practice leadership, set and achieve goals and interact with their peers.

Sport allows boys to work together as a team, to experience the joy of success and to learn to be gracious in defeat. Sport is an important ingredient in the formation of a student’s identity and self-esteem. Most significantly, participation in organised College sport allows boys to feel a sense of belonging.

Princes competes in the Independent Schools competition and has an outstanding reputation in Football, Cricket, Tennis, Rowing, Basketball, Soccer, Athletics, Hockey, Rugby, Badminton, Table Tennis, Debating, Chess, Swimming and Water Polo. For some of the College’s young men, participation at Princes is the foundation of a career in sport


The Music and Artistic Performance program at Princes provides marvelous experiences and cultural learning opportunities for boys.

The program is one of the finest in Australia and incorporates Band, Piano, Strings and Choir.

All students are encouraged from a young age to learn a musical instrument taught by a highly talented and professional team of single studies teachers and tutors. Boys are also encouraged to join one of the numerous ensembles at the school which coordinate with their individual lessons to ensure each boy can achieve exceptional results.

Prince Alfred College

23 Dequetteville Terrace
Kent Town, SA 5067
Phone: 08 8334 1200
Fax: 08 8363 0702



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Key Details:

  • Type: Independent
  • Level: Combined
  • Gender: Boys
  • Religious Affiliation: Uniting Church
  • Boarding: Yes
  • International Baccalaureate: Yes
  • Early Learning: Yes
  • Learning Extension: Yes
  • International Students: Yes
  • Scholarships: Yes


College Tours 
To book a Group Tour or to arrange a Personal Tour of the school please email us at:
phone 08 8334 1200 
Or visit: 
Prince Alfred College Forms

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