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We Believe in Girls

At Ruyton we foster the individuality of each girl in a caring and safe environment, nurturing her intellectual, physical, social and emotional qualities essential to flourish.

Powerful learning is central to the Ruyton culture, building on our strong academic reputation. We focus on advancing the learning of every girl through the engagement of intellectual curiosity, building knowledge and skills about how to learn and supporting them to achieve their personal best and be exemplary citizens. We believe in real world learning beyond the classroom, collaborating with the wider community to promote growth, discovery and sustainability.

We empower our girls to lead lives of purpose with courage, character and compassion. Through the development of values and action-focused learning they are inspired to pursue equity and justice for self and others. By embracing diversity and raising their voices our girls effect positive change and make a difference.

One Campus. Endless Opportunities.

Our Early Learning Centre, Junior School and Senior School are situated on one campus, emphasising our strength as a connected learning community and enabling many opportunities for collaboration, mentoring and role modelling. The size of Ruyton enables us to know our girls individually and support them in achieving personal best. Our strong connection with Trinity Grammar School provides unique educational opportunities for students across the two schools, particularly through our Year 11 and 12 Co-ordinate Programme.

There is no better way to understand the spirit of Ruyton than to visit us on one of our Open Mornings, one of our School Snapshot sessions, or attend a Principal’s Conversation to experience Ruyton for yourself.


Facilities: Ruyton Girls’ School is located in the heart of Kew, seven kilometres east of Melbourne’s CBD, and close to public transport and school bus routes.

Set in landscaped gardens, Ruyton is fortunate to have a single–site campus where Early Learning,  Junior School and Senior School are all linked. This fosters a strong sense of belonging, which manifests itself in a whole-school approach, with students, staff and parents working together as part of one school community.

Ruyton was established in 1878, and its buildings reflect a combination of the old and the new. At the heart of the School is the heritage protected Moreton Bay Fig tree, standing loyal and true, just like our motto, ‘Recte et fideliter’. We recognise the importance of providing the best possible learning environment for our students and staff, and traditional buildings integrate with modern facilities.

Ruyton has state-of-the-art learning centres, including the new Margaret McRae Centre (Year 7 and 8, Science laboratories and Drama spaces), the Jacobs Gillies Building (Art studios, Photography facilities and the Senior Study Centre, a dedicated space for Year 11 and 12 students) and the Royce Theatre. The redevelopment of our Junior School buildings has reimagined learning with its open and collaborative learning spaces. The Ruyton Aquatic Centre and the John Bate PE Centre complete the School’s comprehensive Physical Education, Health and Wellbeing facility.

Our Strategic Directions incorporate plans for a new Performing Arts Centre.

Curriculum: The curriculum is wide-ranging, challenging and creative, with an emphasis on Personalised Learning. The school continues to develop innovative programs to expand the learning experience for girls and is committed to utilising information technology and digital learning within the classroom. Broad extension opportunities for selected and highly able girls are offered through the Ruyton Gifted and Talented program in Years 5-8 and the Ruyton Master Scholar program in Years 9-12.

Extra-curricular activities: Ruyton’s co-curricular activities offer many choices. A wide range of musical instrument tuition is available; there are choirs, orchestras and chamber groups; musicals and drama; joint performances with Scotch College and Trinity Boys’ Grammar School at senior level; specialist art, design and photography, and a full range of House and school competitions and activities. GSV sports include: athletics, basketball, cricket, cross-country, equestrian, diving, hockey, netball, rhythmic gymnastics, rowing, skiing, soccer, softball, surf lifesaving, volleyball, water polo, swimming and tennis.

Academic performance: Ruyton is consistent in its performance of academic excellence among the top schools in Victoria. In 2017 11 percent of girls achieved ATAR scores of 99 and above and 49 percent of girls received ATAR scores of 90 and above. While we share a snapshot of the results, we are aware that this data in no way reflects the richness of the stories of grit, determination and success behind each girl’s journey. ‘We acknowledge the work and dedication of our girls’, says Principal, Ms Linda Douglas, ‘but also the strong support of parents and the commitment and expertise of our staff. We look forward to following the continuing stories of the Class of 2017 as they make their mark on the world. We thank them for the strong legacy they leave at Ruyton.’ 

Principal: Ms Linda Douglas

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Religion Non - denominational
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment Approximately 850 students
Fees: 12k - 16k Over 16k
From $12,713 (Early Learning Centre) to $31,631 per annum (Year 12)
03 9819******* 03 9819 2422
03 9818******* 03 9818 4790
Address 12 Selbourne Road, Kew 3101
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