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, a general 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, not so much to fill an ‘education gap’ within the region to the north of Melbourne, but to provide a very different education experience for both local and international students who wished to study in a truly international environment.
The buildings of the school were originally built in 1887 by the Marist Brothers and became Assumption College for boys. When Assumption became a co-educational school the buildings and grounds accommodated the girls’ boarding section of the school and a new school was built on the western side of what was then the old Hume Highway (now Sydney Road and Powlett Street).
New classrooms including a library, science wing, drama and music wing, art rooms, computer rooms, general classrooms along with staff rooms have been added over the next fifteen years as well as a motel style dormitory for girls which currently accommodates 43 students and 2 staff.
In addition to these new buildings 10 homes have been purchased, either adjacent to or near the school, to accommodate boarding students. These homes have been extended and renovated to give students ensuite bathrooms and twin share rooms.
When purchased, the grounds of the school had never been developed and were basically bare paddocks. Since then, extensive work has been carried out and now includes 2 soccer fields, a baseball field, basketball court and tennis courts.
Kilmore is located only 58 kilometres from Melbourne (a pleasant 50 minutes drive through the Australian 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