The Kilmore International School

The Kilmore International School (TKIS) was established in 1989 as an independent, non–denominational and co-educational boarding and day school for academically motivated students.  Classes are offered from Years 3 to 12 with boarding available from Year 7.

The School is conveniently located in a healthy, rural setting in the town of Kilmore, 58 kilometres North of Melbourne’s CBD, linked via freeway to both the city and Melbourne’s International Airport.  Kilmore is particularly suitable as an educational centre as it does not suffer the social problems that plague larger cities.

The motto of the School – “Excellentia Academica Persequenda” – literally means ‘the pursuit of academic excellence’.  Our mission is to encourage each and every student to reach their full academic potential.  The School is unique in Australia in providing to all students in Years 11 and 12 the academically rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This program has an internationally recognised track record of facilitating entrance to university courses around the world and of preparing students for completion of those university courses with high levels of achievement.

Facilities: Recreational facilities on campus or adjacent to the school include soccer fields, basketball court, tennis courts, gymnasium, indoor heated swimming pool and golf course.

Boarding facilities: Boarding for boys and girls is in separate dormitory-style accommodation on the campus or in twin- share motel-style accommodation adjacent to or near the school. Experienced boarding staff provide care and comfort for students 24 hours a day. Nutritious meals are chosen from an international menu. Recreational areas in each boarding house provide for music, TV and indoor games. Day trips are organised on some weekends throughout the year and a school camp is organised as part of the normal educational program. The camp usually include activities such as mountaineering, bush walking, canoeing, rock climbing, sight-seeing etc.

Curriculum: Years 3-9 are designed to challenge capable students and to provide special assistance for students in problem areas. Year 10 is designed as a bridging program to specifically prepare students for entry to the IB Diploma Programme in Years 11 and 12. In Years 11 and 12, students choose six subjects and study the same subjects over two years.

All students at the school learn a second language. Languages are taught at first and second language level and include English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese and German.

International Baccalaureate: All IB Diploma candidates are required to engage in the study of Languages, Sciences, Mathematics, Humanities and Fine Arts. Prestigious universities worldwide keenly seek students holding the IB Diploma. Most institutions grant direct entry, often according ‘advanced placement recognition’ to IB graduates without them being required to sit local examinations or pass other assessment tests.

Each year TKIS students achieve outstanding results with the majority of graduates attaining an ATAR of above 90. For a list of recent graduate IB scores and university offers please visit the TKIS website.

The Kilmore International School is extremely proud of its graduate outcomes.  Having sent students to top universities throughout the world including Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Korea and New Zealand for many years, and seen them go on to gain highly paid employment in prestigious and demanding professions all over the world, we have ample reason to believe in the strength of the IB program and the opportunities it provides for motivated students.

Welfare and personal development: Individual attention is given to the general well-being of each student including both academic and personal development. Every student has an academic adviser who reports on the progress of the students and each student’s progress is strictly monitored to ensure that their full potential is reached.

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Non - denominational
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 400 Students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: IBDP  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: Tuition: $8,920 to $12,820, Boarding: $22,900
  • Address:40 White Street, Kilmore 3764.
  • Phone:03 5782 2211
  • Fax:03 5782 2525
  • HSC Subjects offered:Year 10 is designed as a bridging program to specifically prepare students for entry to the IB Diploma Programme in Years 11 and 12. In Years 11 and 12, students choose six subjects and study the same subjects over two years.
  • Scholarships Available:Innovation Scholarship opportunities Academic Scholarship opportunities
  • Entry Year for Boarding:Year 7

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