Small School with a Big Heart 

in Croydon North, Melbourne, Australia

Village School is an independent, democratic primary school

Our primary school is located on 8 acres of bush in Croydon North in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, and provides a varied educational experience for children aged 5 to 13. We delight and inspire young children to be resourceful, independent learners, and to explore and learn in a supportive, caring environment.

Village School celebrates individual differences and encourages  children to develop an awareness of their place in Australian society and the global community.

Contact us to organise a personalised tour of Village 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

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 - our 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 primary school education is something that our students remember for the rest of their lives.

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.”

Independent Primary School Melbourne - Two Friends Exploring Together

Daniela P

“We selected Village School 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

A Current Student

This piece of writing was done by a Year 1 student, who initiated it for themselves as a writing task:


"Croydon North Village School is a safe place to learn and adapt. There are very kind teachers and good safe rules and still fun.


Why should you come? Because it is safe and there is no detention. If you make a mistake you don't get into trouble. You don't get into trouble if you get dirty."

Student testimonial - Year 1

Village School News

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

On Thursday afternoon the student community celebrated Chinese New Year. Much was achieved in such a short time. The specialist program has only been operating for 2 weeks. Our younger students made red envelopes known as Hong bao. The red envelopes are gifts presented at family gatherings such as Chinese New Year. Traditionally they contain

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Welcome to my first official community news article. I am so excited to be permanently in the driving seat. I have had contact with Tanya during the break and, to date, she is enjoying her retirement from the principal’s role. I am very pleased that she will continue working with us as the performing arts

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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.

Book a Tour

In line with current government regulations around school visitors all tour participants over 18 are required to show proof of COVID19 vaccinations upon arrival at the school. If you are not vaccinated and would like to take a look at our school please contact the school to arrange a private tour, this tour will be limited to outside areas of the school as the education department does not allow schools to have unvaccinated adults inside school buildings. Members of all tour groups are required to wear a mask unless you hold a current and valid exemption certificate.  

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