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Kingswood College, Box HillCompare
School Facts
School sector:Non-government
School type:Combined school
Total student:581 (boy:386, girl:195)
Total staff:65
Student attendance:
None-english student:
ICSEA value:
1165, ranks No.121 More ICSEA Ranking...
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VCE rank:No.150 (2015), No.123 (2014), No.83 (2013), No.142 (2012), No.145 (2011), No.106 (2010), No.121 (2009), No.107 (2008)
Location:Box Hill
Address:355 Station Street Box Hill VIC 3128
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Phone:03 9896 1700

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Kingswood College, a co-educational school of the Uniting Church, has a strong emphasis on knowing students well and providing a wide range of experiences that foster holistic development. Students develop a sense of their own identity as we prepare them t... more
Student Assessment
Year 3477440428469424296
Year 5538501510549552171
Year 758355354958060174
Year 962663160162762465
Student assessment is based on he National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy(NAPLAN) results in 2011.
Tuition Fees in 2012
Year LevelPer Year
Year 1$9,437
Year 2$10,342
Year 3$11,410
Year 4$11,410
Year 5$13,146
Year 6$13,146
Year 7$15,472
Year 8$15,472
Year 9$16,454
Year 10$16,454
Year 11$17,550
Year 12$17,550
By Parent - 31 Oct 2017, Rate: bad
My opinion: We were at Kingswood for over a decade - it used to be the best school in Melbourne, but since Elisabeth Lenders became Principal it has become the absolute worst. I am told that the school now troll social media and a staff member writes all the good reviews you might read (notice that they all sound like the school wrote them!?) and they delete all bad posts. (So this one won't stay here long.)
Honestly IMO, it is very expensive for what you get, their academic results are generally poor, (they have no idea what to do with clever kids), they have a lot of special needs children, most of the senior staff have left and there are now a lot of inexperienced staff, but most importantly - bullying is covered up(!) I am not convinced that the school cares about the kids at all. I know a lot of kids that have ended up depressed and in counseling after going to Kingswood under E.Lenders. It's heartbreaking. So I can't warn people enough to not believe Kingswood's advertising and PR.
The grounds are nice but they rent out the facilities to gyms and other adult organisations so child safety is compromised, and the new car parking system is ill-thought out and an accident waiting to happen.
Being a Uniting Church school, the Council have zero power, so if you want to go over the Principal's head (and you probably will) there is no one to go to. She is the alpha and omega.
The Junior School Principal is nice - but that's about all I can say that is positive. My rating: 0/10
By Parent - 25 Jul 2014, Rate: excellent
My two boys in years 5 and 8 love this school. They have both been there a number of years now and are vocal about how much they love the school and the comparison to their last school. The school is very supportive and the teachers take great interest in every child- catering to their individual needs. The school has encouraged their creativity, intellectual development, sporting capability and social and community awareness and development. I cannot speak highly enough about the school, the teaching staff and school leadership and the community.
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