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Selective schools

Programs are offered at a fully selective academic school and a selective arts college. Your child will study with other gifted students and follow a curriculum designed specifically for their needs.

Perth Modern School

Perth Modern School is the only school in Western Australia where all students are selected via the Academic Selective Entrance Test (ASET). Up to 225 places are available for children entering Year 7 in 2020.

Perth Modern School offers a unique education that brings together highly capable children and like-minded peers.  Innovated and flexible programs are tailored to meet each child’s aspirations and special abilities.

The level and pace of work matches the needs and abilities of children giving them a stimulating learning experience that extends their interests and achievements.

Boarding facilities for country students attending Perth Modern School may be available at City Beach Residential College.


Perth Modern School
Address 90 Roberts Road
Subiaco WA 6008
Phone 9380 0555

John Curtin College of the Arts

John Curtin College of the Arts provides Western Australia’s gifted and talented arts students with the opportunity to study a suite of dedicated arts programs. It provides young people with similar artistic abilities the opportunity to learn in an environment that fosters creativity and excellence.

The college has a well-established and acclaimed reputation in the arts with a purpose built performance complex for school and community performances.

Programs available include:

  • Media Arts
  • Dance – classical ballet and contemporary dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Music Theatre
  • Visual Arts.

Selection into this program is based on talent and aptitude. Applicants must sit the Academic Selective Entrance Test (ASET) and participate in workshops, auditions and interviews.

The college offers an excellent academic curriculum as well as sporting, cultural and academic extracurricular activities.

John Curtin College of the Arts
Address 90 Ellen Street
Fremantle WA
Phone 9433 7200