An Alternative Private Primary School

in Croydon North, Melbourne, Australia

Village School is an independent, democratic primary school

Our school is located on 8 acres of bush land in Croydon North in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, and provides an alternative educational experience for children aged from 5 to 13.

We aim to delight and inspire young children to be resourceful, independent learners, and to explore and learn in a supportive, caring environment.

We celebrate individual differences while at the same time encouraging children to develop an awareness of their place in Australian society and the global community.

Contact us to organise a personalised tour of our school to see how our cooperative and compassionate learning environment can help your child to thrive.

Why Village School?

Valuing individuals

We understand that each child is unique, with their own individual skills, interests and learning styles.

Independent learning

Children are empowered to plan, structure, self-manage and self-evaluate their own learning.

Mutual respect

Our teachers and students address each other on a first-name basis as a reflection of mutual respect.

Working together

Children learn to work as part of a team, to respect others and be sensitive to their needs.

A caring community

We aim to create an environment that is warm and friendly - where children can feel happy and secure.

Lifelong learning

We aim to nurture a lifelong love of learning, by keeping education relevant, meaningful and engaging.

The Village School Experience

Our approach to alternative primary school education is something that our students remember for the rest of their lives. Here’s a taste of the kinds of experiences that our children take away with them.

Charlotte M

“I went to Village School from Prep to Grade 5. It was an amazing experience for me. Every day was an adventure. The teachers were lovely and always there to help out. And all the students learned at their own pace. Learning was always made fun and engaging. Village School is an amazing school. And I have so many fond memories from it.”

Alternative Primary School Melbourne - Two Friends Exploring Together

Daniela P

“We selected Village for our son and we are incredibly pleased that we did. The dedication of the teachers under the exemplary direction of the principal continues to surpass our expectations. The five R’s: responsibility, reliability, resilience, respect and resourcefulness are embedded into every corner of village life. The variability of experiences and learning opportunities mean that our son can learn and grow in his own time, at his own pace. The school community is tight-knit, welcoming and inclusive. They say it takes a village to raise a child, you’ll most definitely find that community here!”

Alternative Primary School Melbourne - Outside Looking at Flowers

A Past Student

"Performing in the school performance each year was one of the highlights of my time at Village School. Each year, the stories were creative, educational and inclusive, and I love learning to enjoy the spotlight.”

Alternative Primary School Melbourne - School Performance with Turkey & Roosters

Village School News

Here’s what’s been happening at our school recently, along with articles and information to guide your school journey.

Languages & LOTE - Mothers Day Booth

We have started rehearsing some parts of the play this week. Whatever happens, we’ll make the best of it and at least it will be a very different performing experience for the children.

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Last Week of Term 3 - School Classroom

We realise there’ll be more screen time for this week, but the time when the children share their learning is very significant as it is yet another way of learning. I think Benjamin Franklin said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

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Discover Village School

If you’d like to experience the Village School difference for yourself, please book in for a tour using the form below or give the office a call on 03 9726 4766.

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