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Perth Modern School

Excellence in Education

Perth Modern School is Western Australia's only fully academically selective school for gifted secondary students.

The academic program commenced in 2007 with the first full cohort graduating in 2011.

Our school has strong academic, music, sporting, cultural, leadership and community service programs and students achieve outstanding results at the State, National and International level. Students are Australian residents and hail from both city and country locations. Students must sit an Academic Selective Entrance Test coordinated by the Department of Education to be offered a place at Perth Modern School.

School Vision

Perth Modern School's purpose is to nurture a love of learning in order to develop academicaly gifted and talented students enabling them to reach their full academic potential. We aspire to develop engaged, creative, independent lifelong learners who will be contributing and responsible members of the global community.

The Perth Modern School experience refelcts both an exceptional academic outcome and exceptional 'rounded' experience in a co-educational environment.

Music Program

The Perth Modern School Music program began in 1968 and is internationally renowned.

Every three years, students have the opportunity to attend the European Music Tour and visit a variety of European countries wher they perform in world acclaimed venues. Students also partipcate in ANZAC Day services.

Students excel in a variety of choirs, orchestras, bands and ensembles. Students must be offered a place at the school before auditioning for the music program.


Perth Modern School embraces enrichment opportunities that broadens the range of experiences for all students, and encourages expansion of knowledge and skills in the regular teaching and learning program.

Gifted and talented students are enabled to participate in learning based on their own performance and skills. Enrichment activities include:
• Clubs including chess, drama, techno, enviironnment, art, languages, sport and many more
• State, national and international competitions
• Incursions and excursions
• Guest speaker program
• Hands-on experience
• National and International tours
• Information Communication Technology (ICT)
• Well equipped library

WACE Performance

Students consistently achieve excellent academic results and in 2016, 2017 and 2018 the school topped the academic league table for the West Australian Certificate Education (WACE). A student from Perth Modern School has been awarded the Beazley medal: WACE in 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018. Our students have been the recipients of 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. Students have also obtained entry to the University of Cambridge and Oxford University.

Perth Modern School

90 Roberts Road
Subiaco, WA 6008
Phone: 08 9380 0555



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Key Details:

  • Type: Government
  • Level: Secondary
  • Gender: Coed
  • Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
  • Academically Selective: Yes
  • Scholarships: Yes


Perth Modern School Tours

We encourage all new and prospective families to book a tour and come and view our facilities and get a general 'feel' for the school. Tours occur on weekdays throughout the term at 9.30am.  
For more information please visit:
Perth Modern School | Admission | How to Gain Entry

Or contact the Administration Assistant on

08 9380 0560 or email:


Perth Modern School offer several scholarship and bursaries to help students with the costs of receiving the highest possible education and opportunities. The Perth Modern Society Inc has established scholarships and bursaries to support talented students in their first three years of secondary schooling. In addition there are a number of academic and music scholarships offered to students entering Year 11. 



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