The Kilmore International School

The Kilmore International School

The Kilmore International School (TKIS) is an independent, non-denominational, coeducational boarding and day school for academically motivated students. Classes are offered from Years 3 to 12, with boarding available from Year 7. In Years 11 and 12 all students undertake the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), an internationally recognised alternative university entrance qualification accepted for entry to leading universities around the world.

The Kilmore International School seeks to form young women and men who have a true understanding of themselves, their values, and their view of the world. Our students choose to embrace an ever-changing world with confidence, engage others with a positive, loving attitude, and are prepared to act when needed.  

A good school cares for the individual, practices diversity, offers experiences for growth, is grounded in community, values the learning process, has teachers that are respectful and respected, and, importantly, places the needs of the child at the centre of its decision making. A great school, such as The Kilmore International School, has these characteristics embedded in its culture and daily practice. 

Such an ambitious environment takes commitment and teamwork, and our students are joined in their journey by highly qualified, experienced and inspirational teachers, teachers who understand that a child will not care about how much they know until they know how much they care. 

The heart of a Kilmore International School education is expressed in our motto, Excellentia Academica Persequenda, the pursuit of academic excellence. Our graduates attend leading universities throughout the world, taking with them a joy of learning and a willingness to make a positive difference to the lives of others.  

Boarders experience a family atmosphere where girls and boys from Melbourne, country Victoria and from around the world become part of a close-knit international learning community.

The rural township of Kilmore is recognised as Victoria’s oldest inland town, settled in 1837. Melbourne, Australia’s most cosmopolitan city, is nearby and is reached by train in less than an hour.  

By offering a challenging and supportive environment with a wide range of co-curricular activities, every student has the opportunity to be recognised for their character and achievements. With encouragement and guidance, students are expected to take on positions of responsibility and to harness their talents.  

There are many opportunities to perform at assemblies and exhibitions. Plays and concerts are held regularly, while camps bring the curriculum alive through experiential learning and challenge students through activities such as rock climbing, skiing, horse riding and canoeing. 

The Kilmore International ready, future ready. 





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