Perth Modern School (4042)



School Overview


Perth Modern School, a proud government school, is Western Australia's only fully selective school for academically gifted students in Years 7 to 12. Centrally located in Subiaco, the school provides a differentiated and compacted curriculum that develops the skills of gifted students. Professional, enthusiastic, merit selected staff provide a broad range of subjects and activities tailored to the special needs of gifted students. Our teachers' deep subject knowledge and passion for their profession will ensure that your child is always challenged and engaged.

We have very strong academic, music, sporting, cultural, leadership and community service programs which students achieve outstanding results in at a state, national and international level. Students experience a stimulating, rewarding and safe learning environment with unique opportunities for academic enrichment and extension. We encourage each student to realise their full potential by fostering their individual talents and interests to achieve success and fulfilment in a rapidly changing world. Our school has created a supportive environment of high expectations where gifted students can become resilient, well-rounded high achievers with a keen social conscience and a desire to enrich and lead our society. Your child will have opportunities for enrichment and extension through classroom and extra-curricular activities. We have established curriculum and research links with community institutions including The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, the Telethon Kids Institute, Harry Perkins Institute, Scitech and WA Youth Theatre Co, amongst many others.

Students consistently achieve excellent academic results. Our school has topped the academic league table for the West Australian Certificate Education (WACE) in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Class of 2018 achieved a median ATAR of 97 and 17 General Exhibitions, both of which are state records. Perth Modern students have received the Beazley Medal for WACE, the highest academic award available, in 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018. Our students have also received a variety of prestigious scholarships to top ranking universities, including the Australian National University, Melbourne University, University of Sydney and The University of Western Australia. Some have obtained entry to the University of Cambridge and Oxford University.

Our team of dedicated professionals will care for your child's emotional wellbeing to give them a happy, challenging and fulfilling school experience. The Sphinx Society is a merit system for Years 10-12 students that rewards the achievement of outstanding academic excellence, while the House Award rewards students' academic, cultural and service achievements. Students in the middle years are part of the Pegasus program which rewards their achievements and community service.

Perth Modern School has undertaken significant upgrades of our facilities to enable our vision of providing exceptional schooling to exceptional students. A 700-seat multipurpose auditorium will commence construction in 2019. The Tyler McCusker Sports Centre, which opened in 2015, features a full audio-visual set up and fits our entire student population for whole-school assemblies. Other state-of-the-art facilities include a lecture theatre, library and resource precinct, performing and creative arts centre, research centre, technology hub, student cafeteria and media studio.

Regional students who have received a place at our school are able to attend City Beach Residential College.

To find out more about our school, visit our website or get in touch with us:

T: 9380 0555
E: PerthModern@education.wa.edu.au