Top private schools in Canberra

When it comes to picking a school for your child, quality is critical. Our experience at school has a significant impact on our lives; proper encouragement and support are vital.

We understand that, when it comes to your children, you only want the very best. We’ve conducted some local research and come up with three private schools in the Canberra region that have the resources and teaching staff necessary to foster a positive, well-rounded schooling experience.

If you have any recommendations for private schools in the region, please do not hesitate to share your thoughts in the comments area below.

What makes a quality private school?

Sometimes it can be difficult to prioritise what’s most important in a school. To help you on your search, here are a few of the features we believe are non-negotiable in a private school.

  • Excellent teaching staff. The quality of the teaching staff is paramount. They should be experts in their field, in-tune with students’ individual needs, and have a friendly yet firm attitude.
  • Resources and facilities. If you opt to send your child to a private school, you are most likely expecting a variety of excellent resources and facilities. This might include science labs, laptop computers for students, a swimming pool and other sporting facilities, and more.
  • Balanced teaching approach. Academia isn’t the be-all and end-all of school. The best schools nurture and encourage all talents and interests – sporting, artistic talents, and more.
  • Academic results. Although we stand by the previous point, academic results are still important. Often, the results a school earns across the board reflects the quality of teaching staff.

Fantastic private schools in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.

Here are private schools in the Canberra region that we believe offer a superior schooling experience.

Canberra Christian School

Offering small class sizes, a tailored education approach, and guaranteed high school placement, the Canberra Christian School is a fantastic option. Their campus includes an Early Learning Centre with long day care, a Pre-School, and a Primary School.

This co-educational school believes in challenging students to uncover their own unique skills and talents. With ample recourses and excellent teaching staff, you can rest easy knowing your child is in safe hands.

Emmaus Christian School Canberra

Emmaus Christian School Canberra is a P-10, co-educational school located in Dickson. Established in 1997, Emmaus is dedicated to building a safe community and fostering strong ties between home and school.

The teachers are passionate about their role as an educator and mentor. The administrative staff are caring and compassionate and are committed to ensuring your student has the best possible schooling experience.

Canberra Grammar School

Since 1929, Canberra Grammar School has offered outstanding P-12 academic education and co-curricular opportunities for boys and girls across the region.

The school recognises, respects, and nurtures their students as individuals, with individual needs, gifts, and talents.

Your experience with private schools in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

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