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.
TKIS is located in Kilmore, 58 kilometres north of Melbourne, and is well serviced by bus and train. It is ideally situated for access to most of Victoria's major attractions and is particularly suitable as an educational centre because it does not suffer the social problems that plague larger cities. Students undertake their studies in a peaceful, country environment under well-supervised conditions. Recreational opportunities, including horse riding, golf, swimming, tennis, soccer and a gymnasium, are provided on campus or close to the school.
Years 3 to 8 are designed to be comprehensive and stimulating. The Year 9 and 10 preparatory years, during which specific subjects may be given special attention, prepare students for the two-year IBDP course. The school also offers many languages to both non-native and native speaker levels, including English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Korean, French and German. All IB Diploma candidates are required to engage in the study of languages, sciences, mathematics and humanities.
The Kilmore International School's focus is on academic achievement. Established in 1990, the school is proud to say that 100 per cent of graduates have routinely obtained offers from universities of their choice. Graduates are now studying, or have completed degrees, at the world's leading tertiary institutions, including Yale and MIT in the United States; Oxford, Cambridge, LSE and Imperial College in the United Kingdom; and Australia's top universities such as the Australian National University, UNSW Australia, the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne.
TKIS graduates perform exceptionally well and continually achieve outstanding results. In 2015, 16 per cent of our graduates were in the top two per cent, and 55 per cent were placed in the top 10 per cent of Australian students. The average score was 34 IB points, which is equivalent to an ATAR of 92. Graduates have accepted offers from leading universities around Australia and other parts of the world.
The Kilmore International School is extremely proud of its graduate outcomes. Having sent students to the best universities throughout the world and seen them go on to gain highly paid employment in prestigious and demanding professions, we have ample reason to believe in the strength of the IB program and the opportunities it provides for motivated students.
The school has around 400 students and offers highly qualified academic staff (30 of whom are IB examiners); small class sizes; intensive evening tutorials; ESL support; career advice (university placement, SAT preparation and testing); and a safe boarding environment.