The Kilmore International School

The Kilmore International School (TKIS) is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational boarding and day school for academically motivated students.
School Founded
Student Numbers
up to 500
Year Levels
YEAR 3 to YEAR 12
$8,495 - $12,270

40 White Street

The Kilmore International School (TKIS) is an independent, non-denominational, 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 totally committed to the International Baccalaureate (IB), with all students ultimately being prepared to sit for the full IB Diploma Programme in Years 11 and 12. Years 3 to 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 into the IB Diploma course in Years 11 and 12.

The motto of the school is ‘Excellentia Academica Persequenda’ which literally means ‘The Pursuit of Academic Excellence’. Every student is encouraged to reach his or her maximum personal and academic potential. The school is located in Kilmore, only 58 kilometres from Melbourne and is well serviced by bus and train. It is ideally situated for access to most of Victoria’s major attractions and is particularly suitable as an educational centre as it does not suffer the social problems that plague larger cities. Students undertake their studies in a caring and friendly atmosphere in a peaceful country environment under well supervised conditions. International students are exceptionally well catered for at Kilmore as the school conducts all year levels (including the IB years) within a fully supportive ESL environment and provides extra out-of-hours intensive tutorials in ESL.

The Kilmore International School offers: local and international student enrolments, small class sizes, a small school environment (around 400 students), intensive tutorials conducted weekdays (3.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.), highly qualified academic staff (including 30 IB examiners and many with international teaching experience), tuition in a wide variety of languages including English, Indonesian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, German and others on demand (usually to native-speaker levels), expert assistance with university placements worldwide, comprehensive counselling services, separate male and female accommodation (both on and off campus), complete pastoral care and supervision, highly experienced boarding staff providing care and comfort to students, tasty and nutritious meals with an international menu, an all inclusive fee including scholarships for Australian citizens.

Recreational facilities either on campus or close to the school include volleyball, tennis, gymnasium, basketball, aerobics, swimming, soccer, golf and horse riding.

At the heart of education is teaching and learning. An academic culture is created in the school by a relentless, practical focus on learning. In the classroom, students are encouraged to develop the study habits and focused task approach that are necessary to reach their full academic potential. Our teachers use a variety of digital techniques to enhance learning. The curriculum is designed to challenge capable and motivated students. In Years 11 and 12, students study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This is a demanding two-year programme that emphasizes inquiry-based and independent learning, exactly the skills needed to succeed at university.

Debating / Public Speaking
Co-Curricular Activities
Student Health and Wellbeing
Gifted and Talented
Tennis Courts
Outdoor MultiPurpose Sporting Courts
Heated Swimming Pool
Boarding House

Academic scholarships available. Testing occurs in March each year.

March 20, 2019