School type Coeducational Day
Head of school Mr Philip Grutzner
Co-ed Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 2,310
Day fees per annum $19,116 - $29,588
Language of Instruction English Carey is a Christian coeducational school, offering education from Early Learning to Year 12 (International Baccalaureate and Victorian Certificate of Education). Carey works in partnership with families to develop wise, independent, motivated young people who will engage with and lead in their local, national and global communities.
As one of Australia's leading coeducational schools, our whole-school 50:50 gender balance fosters the development of confidence, communication and self-esteem in both boys and girls. Students participate in community service projects, study different cultures, religions and beliefs, learn the importance of social justice and human rights, and are encouraged to respect and appreciate the world beyond their own experience.
Carey's commitment to Positive Education is directed by a strengths-based approach to wellbeing. Students at all year levels are explicitly taught positive interventions that build greater personal happiness and resilience. Positive Education is evidenced in the staff approach to student guidance, including process-praise and an acknowledgement that all students, at all stages, in all areas of the curriculum have the capacity to learn.
Carey's curriculum provides something to challenge, stimulate and encourage every student. In Years 11 and 12, students study either the IB or VCE. A wide range of subject choices and extension activities are offered, including Vocational Education and Training (VET) and University Extension. At Years 7–9, our curriculum provides students with grounding in traditional academic subjects and also offers a range of electives to foster individual interests and abilities. Our Junior Schools take a collaborative, balanced approach to learning that includes both instructional and inquiry-based teaching.
We believe in the importance of maintaining a balance between study and recreation. Carey offers coaching and competition in 25 sports. Extensive music and drama programs make full use of Carey's theatre and performance spaces. Other co-curricular activities include speech training, debating, chess, media, yoga, dance, cycling and St John Ambulance first aid training. An exciting Outdoor Education program provides a breadth of programs as part of a holistic approach to learning.