Good Schools Spotlight: Academy of Mary Immaculate

Academy of Mary Immaculate is the oldest girls’ secondary college in Victoria. Our students are young women of integrity and purpose, with a contemporary outlook grounded in a strong sense of social justice and critical thinking. We are committed to girls’ education and the important role young women will play in the future of Australia and the world. The Mercy values that shape our school’s daily life sustain this vision and results in a supportive learning environment.

The city school for girls

From the beginning of the secondary journey, our structured Year 7 immersion program builds a sense of belonging while supporting girls to grow their independence and take responsibility for their learning. The program includes orientation day, House sports, Big Sister/Little Sister program and the Year 7 camp. Our size contributes to building a community of lasting friendships and peer support, and where every student is valued and given focused support along their academic journey.

Our central location in Melbourne makes us the city school for girls. Students access the best cultural and learning centres — such as, the NGV, State Library and Melbourne Museum — to take part in opportunities that transcend the classroom. It is an enriching way to learn and opens the door to a unique Melbourne learning experience. The Academy’s campus also extends to sister schools in Italy, Japan, and France.

Middle school curriculum brings students’ knowledge from all subjects together in critical-thinking investigations and immersive learning projects. We support students to accept the certainty of change as the world shifts to multimodal methods — in learning, living and working. With personal fortitude and integrity, our girls draw on their inherent expertise to humanise technology in ways that engage each other and result in new techniques that augment their curriculum.

Positive change for the future

We continue our rich interaction with Melbourne through connections with its business and tertiary education institutions. Simulated and real-world work projects sit alongside our careers education program and allow students to discover their identity as young Australian women seeking to shape the world.

Co-curricular subjects complement and extend student interests in music, visual arts, enrichment programs and leadership development, while our extensive sports programs promote a culture of participation and enables talented students to compete at the highest level.

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