Leading educators of girls in South Australia for more than 110 years.

              Leading educators of girls in South Australia for more than 110 years.

Welcome to Loreto College Marryatville, South Australia’s only all-girls independent Catholic day and boarding school, catering for students from Early Learning to Year 12. The College was established in 1905 and is set on beautiful heritage grounds.

Being one of seven Australian Loreto Schools united by the vision of Mary Ward, the College prides itself on the development of confident, articulate, and courageous girls and young women who have the social consciousness to make a difference to our world.

A Loreto education is built from a 400-year-old foundation that articulates the importance of educating girls and young women so that they will actively take a place in society and influence their world through a set of strong values and beliefs. In delivering this view, Loreto College Marryatville provides girls with a well-rounded education where students are presented with a broad range of opportunities and given the support and encouragement needed so that they become confident and engaged learners.

Loreto has a strong reputation as an outstanding girls' school due to our history of academic and sporting success. Loreto girls have a long and steady tradition of State and National achievement in a range of curriculum areas producing two of South Australia’s Rhodes Scholars and one Schwarzman Scholar. Likewise, our girls have represented Loreto at a State and National level in a wide variety of individual and team sports. This success is made possible by our dedicated staff who work with the girls in achieving their personal best.

The Australian Curriculum is the Reception to Year 10 curriculum framework for Catholic schools in South Australia and sets the expectations for what students are taught across the various learning areas; English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, Technologies, Health and Physical Education, and Languages.

A rich, and multi-dimensional framework, the Australian Curriculum provides teaching staff with the flexibility to design interdisciplinary, inquiry-based learning opportunities that allow our students to experience a world beyond their own.

In addition to the Australian Curriculum, learning at Loreto is also informed by the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum, the Crossway Catholic Education curriculum and The Made in the Image of God Human Sexuality Education program for SA Catholic Schools.

Students in the Senior Years will complete the South Australian Certificate of Education. The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is an internationally recognised qualification that provides a variety of study options for students, with the flexibility to find an ideal pathway to post-secondary education.

We invite you to visit Loreto College, take a tour of our school, and meet the students, teachers, and community that make our school one of the top private girls’ schools in Adelaide.

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Mid-Year Reception Intake

Enrol your daughter into Reception at Loreto College in July as part of our mid-year Reception intake. The additional learning time will allow for a successful and seamless transition into Reception in 2020.

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Why a Girls' School?

There are many advantages to girls being educated in girls' schools where there are no expectations to fulfil traditional gender stereotypes in the subjects they study, the activities they participate in or the careers they pursue.

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Principal's Welcome

Hear from Loreto College Principal, Dr Nicole Archard, internationally published academic on girls' education.

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