Perth Modern School is Western Australia's only fully academically selective school for gifted students in Years 7 to 12. Centrally located in Subiaco, the School provides a differentiated and compacted curriculum that develops the skills of academically gifted students. Professional, enthusiastic merit select 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 vocation ensures that Perth Modern School students are continually challenged and engaged.
Our School has very strong academic, music, sporting, cultural, leadership and community service programs and students achieve outstanding results at the State, National and International level. Current and former students excel in academic, cultural, civic and sporting achievements. Students experience a stimulating, rewarding and safe learning environment with unique opportunities for academic enrichments and extension. Each student, through the fostering of individual talents and interests, is encouraged to realise their full potential and achieve success and fulfilment in a rapidly changing world. Perth Modern 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 society in the future. Opportunities for enrichment and extension are available to students through both classroom and extra-curricular activities and the School works closely with partners including the University of Western Australia, Chevron and the Telethon Kids Institute to provide new opportunities for students.
Students achieve consistency higher academic results, excel in sporting pursuits and are part of a highly regarded elite music program. Each year, Perth Modern School's record of achievement in these areas grows - a reflection of the exceptional overall secondary schooling experience that is enjoyed by our students.
In 2009, Perth Modern School completed a $31 million upgrade which complemented the School's vision of providing exceptional education to exceptional students. New facilities included a lecture theatre, state of the art library and resource precinct, performing and creative arts centre, research centre, technology hub, student cafeteria and media studio. In 2015, a brand new sports centre was opened which can fit the entire Year 7 to 12 cohorts for whole-school assemblies and features a full audio-visual set up.
A team of dedicated professionals care for our students' emotional wellbeing to ensure a happy, challenging and fulfilling school experience. The Perth Modern School Sphinx Society is a merit system for Years 10, 11 and 12 students rewarding the achievement of outstanding academic excellence while the House Sphinx Award (gold, silver and bronze) rewards students' academic, cultural and service achievements.
Rural students who have won a place in the school are able to attend the School's residential facility at City Beach, which is managed by the Country High Schools Hostel Authority.