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AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS SCHOOL


Through its partnership with Flinders University, the ASMS is responsible for leadership of reform of science and mathematics education across South Australia. The school, located on the campus of Flinders University, operates in an innovative building that was recognised by the OECD in 2006 as a model for school design for the 21st century.

Students entering the ASMS do so because of their interest in science and mathematics. The ASMS is not an academically selective school. It is proving to be a school that generates academic success, and a school that fosters fulfilment of potential for all its students.

The ASMS has developed an innovative, comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum with science and mathematics as the central disciplinary pillars. ASMS students are engaging with science from areas such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, forensic science, satellite mathematics, and photonics. In an endeavour to embody the new sciences which are at the heart of the new economy, the curriculum has also been shaped by the applications of science and mathematics in industry.

Extracurricular activities: Overseas study projects, professional and education programs with international partners.

Special features: Study programs for international students including High School Program, Study Abroad Program, Short Term Visits Program, Special Events Programs, and Student Exchanges.

The reforming developments occurring at the ASMS are beginning to reach other schools and teachers through the school’s professional development and outreach programs. Significant numbers of educators from other schools engage with a range of professional learning programs conducted by the ASMS, including workshops on “new sciences” and action learning processes. The ASMS hosts multiple workshops, seminars, and conferences for teachers of science and mathematics, often in collaboration with their professional associations.

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Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 10 - Year 12
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