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Riverside Grammar School is a school for a new era in education. We believe that the world is seeking creative, solution orientated, independent thinkers. Whilst we value and draw from traditional educational practices and methodologies, we also foster a more personalised approach to teaching as well. An approach that encourages students to explore their interests and discover their own unique talents. It’s a model that focuses on building confidence and self-awareness, nurtures individuality, embraces making mistakes, and teaches the discipline and courage it takes to break the mould and be different. Not everyone fits within a mainstream education system, and Riversdale Grammar is a place where kids who have struggled to find where they fit, can thrive.


We shall not cease from exploration,
and the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time.”

                                       T. S. Eliot


Riverside is an inclusive, co-educational high school in the heart of Hawthorn. Although our teaching style is focused on working with each individual student to support their educational needs, the students learn and study together in an open classroom. It’s a classroom style that is based on the student-centred learning model. As we believe that the greatest classrooms have no walls and that our students learn best when they learn and work together. We offer a range of educational programs to our students, including both assessed and non-assessed VCE studies.

Alongside their studies, students engage in a broad outdoor education program. Including international trips, surf camps, and a range of other activities. As we think cultivating a relationship with nature and the world is instrumental to our student’s personal sense of wellbeing, and thus their future success. Experiential learning is at the heart of everything we do. We believe the best way to learn to surf is in the waves, the best way to prepare for a job is to do one, and the best way to learn about business is to start one.


Head to the enrolment section of the website to find out more information on academic assessment at Riverside Grammar, and the curriculum section of the website for more details on student’s study options. For further information on the school, or to discuss what we can offer prospective students, please get in touch with us today by filling out the form below or giving us a call.

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