The school is centrally located in Subiaco and welcomes gifted students in Years 8 to 12. Our school has a distinguished history dating back to 1911 when it was opened as WA’s first public senior secondary school. Perth Modern School combines its strong and relevant traditions with a well defined ethos and mandate to provide a differentiated curriculum that develops the skills and abilities of academically gifted students.
Our professional, enthusiastic, merit selected staff provide a broad range of subjects and activities that are tailored to the needs of gifted students. Current and former students have excelled in their academic, cultural, civic and sporting achievements.
Perth Modern School students work co-operatively with their teachers in a coeducational, stimulating, rewarding and safe learning environment which provides unique opportunities for academic enrichment and extension. Each student, through the fostering of individual talents and interests, is encouraged to realise their full potential and achieve success and fulfillment in a rapidly changing world.
Perth Modern School creates a supportive environment of high expectations where our gifted students can become resilient, well rounded high achievers with a keen social conscience and a desire to enrich and lead society in the future. Our students achieve consistently high academic results, excel in sporting pursuits and are part of a highly regarded music program which is recognised nationally and internationally.
In July 2011 Perth Modern School became an Independent Public School.