Perth Modern School, Subiaco
Name: Perth Modern School
Type: Secondary School
Address: 90 Roberts Road
State: Western Australia
Region West Coast
Phone: 08 9380 0555
Fax: 08 9380 0550
Perth Modern School is the oldest public senior secondary school in the State. It opened as a scholarship school in 1911 with a charter to offer a 'modern' education to students of strong academic ability. Selection was by scholarship and both male and female students studied science and modern languages as part of their courses.
The School developed a strong reputation based on the achievement of high educational standards and the successes of past students who include a Governor General, Governors, Prime Minister, 15 Rhodes Scholars and many other high profile, valued members of the community.
In 2007 the School will return to academically selective schooling after a break of nearly 50 years. The first intake of up to 160 Year 8 students will be followed in successive years by other students. By 2011, the School's centenary, all students will be academically selected.
Perth Modern will retain its highly regarded music and classical ballet programs which have both been significant in producing artists of national and international acclaim.
Perth Modern School has a strong tradition of community participation, with an active parent body and established alumni associations who value the school's reputation as one of the State's most notable educational institutions.
Situated at the city end of the suburb of Subiaco, the local environment includes a major teaching hospital, the public parks associated with the Subiaco Football (Australian Rules) Ground, residential development and low rise office and commercial development. The school is well serviced by rail and bus services.