Huntingtower is an independent, multi-denominational, co-educational day and boarding school for primary and secondary students. It is based on the principles of Christian Science, which emphasise man’s spiritual and unlimited nature. Huntingtower sees each child as expressing all the qualities of God, including Truth, Life, Love and infinite intelligence.
Established in 1927 and set in 22 acres of park-like grounds, the school emphasises the importance of the individual student by holding class sizes at 25 and by providing a wide range of activities for student involvement.
In the Huntingtower community, high moral standards are expected. Our students are encouraged to be sensitive to the needs of others and to treat their peers and teachers the way they themselves would choose to be treated.
The school has been systematically upgraded over the past decade and students now have access to multi-purpose sports centres, a multi purpose Astroturf for hockey and other sports, computer centres, an excellent library, student centre and creative arts, technology, food technology and music centres.
The school and boarding facilities are set in a safe and attractive environment of 10 hectares of parkland. The co-educational boarding house caters for a maximum of 18 boys and 18 girls. Year 12 students have single rooms and younger students from Year 7 are two to a room. The double-storey building houses girls on the upper floor and boys on the lower floor, with resident staff on each level.
Every student is encouraged to develop a wide range of academic, cultural, spiritual, physical and social attributes with an understanding that there are no limits. Huntingtower’s primary focus is academic, but there are many elective subjects. Vocational courses are also taught and ESL tuition is available if required. A full range of VCE studies is offered and the school is proud of Year 12 tertiary acceptance rates and the quality of its results. Indonesian is taught from Year 1, with Indonesian and French taught throughout secondary levels.
SPORT AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Team spirit is strong and most traditional sports are played. Instrumental and voice tuition, choir and madrigal groups, orchestra, string groups, concert band, drama, dance, debating, photography, Duke of Edinburgh Award and a comprehensive outdoor education program that develops leadership and independence as well as many other skills. Huntingtower’s music eisteddfod results are consistently outstanding.
SCHOOL SIZE AND FEES
Approximately 580 students.
Fees: From $6868 for Prep to $14,242 for Years 11 and 12.
Boarding: $11,024 (weekly), $13,672 (full).