Sophia Mundi is an independent, non-denominational and co-educational inner city Melbourne Steiner school that offers an enriching, holistic educational pathway from Early Childhood to Senior Secondary.
We are located in the grounds of the Abbotsford Convent, next door to the Collingwood Children’s Farm. We are a not-for-profit organisation, a member of Steiner Education Australia and an IB World School. We are the first school in Australia to integrate the creative and academic richness of Steiner education (to Year 10) with the academic rigour of the International Baccalaureate (Years 11 and 12).
Our curriculum and methods are highly inclusive and open to students with very different needs and cultural backgrounds. At Sophia Mundi we are committed to the principle that nurturing a child’s creativity is the best basis for their intellectual learning and ethical decision making in later life. The curriculum we use is deeply connected with the age and development of each class of students. The different subject areas are integrated for each class. Language lessons, Mathematics, Science, Visual Arts, Theatre, Woodwork, Music, Outdoor Education and other lessons are woven into a whole picture of learning for student, providing a stable and reassuring sense of consistency (of teachers, lessons and environments) that makes a deeper and more lasting form of learning possible.
We look forward to meeting you at one of our school tours, which are held on the first Tuesday and fourth Saturday of each month.
The annual Sophia Mundi Open Day & Spring Fair celebrates and shares the unique qualities of our school with the wider community. In 2020, the event will be held on Sunday, 8 November.