John Curtin College Of The Arts (4025)

School Overview

Our commitment to develop creativity, innovation and imagination in every student is at the forefront of our teaching and learning. We have an outstanding record of achievement both academically and in the Arts, and offer many exciting opportunities for your child to thrive in our unique learning environment.

We provide all students with an innovative and challenging education that encourages them to excel across all curriculum areas. Our values driven and holistic approach to education engages students to be committed, dedicated and passionate in all aspects of their schooling.

As Western Australia's only Selective Arts College we cater for 1700 students from Years 7 to 12 and offer Gifted and Talented programs in Ballet, Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Music Theatre, and Visual Arts, as well as a Specialist Soccer Excellence Program. An Academic Excellence Program is available for students who are gifted academically. There is provision for students within the immediate catchment area to enrol as a local student. As a Registered Training Organisation we provide nationally recognised certificate courses in arts-related industries.

We have an outstanding record of academic achievement where 80% of our students study university entrance subjects and our NAPLAN results far exceed all national and State benchmarks.

Opening in 1956 as one of Western Australia's first academic secondary schools, our students are surrounded with tradition and rich history while simultaneously being immersed in future focused and modern learning and teaching practices. Our dynamic school culture enables students to engage, create, and innovate, and our exemplary Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education has creative and critical thinking at its core as students develop their STEM skills in collaboration with their arts program.

Our dedicated teachers are committed to providing a comprehensive educational program that develops and supports excellence in all aspects of children's education. Our staff work with students to create a safe and happy learning environment where each student can achieve personal excellence. The strong community and parental support at the college contributes to outstanding student achievement.

We are an Independent Public School and were the 2016 Western Australian Secondary School of the Year and winner of the 2016 Governor's School STEM Award for Leadership Excellence.

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T: 9433 7200