Loreto College Marryatville

Principal Dr Nicole Archard
Year levels K to 12
Enrolment numbers 834
Boarding or day boarding
Website http://www.loreto.sa.edu.au
Phone (08) 8334 4200
Fax (08) 8364 3153
Postal address 316 Portrush Road, Marryatville

Loreto College, Marryatville, South Australia, is an independent Catholic day and boarding school for girls in Adelaide that provides outstanding educational opportunities, for national and international students, with a broad range of subjects and co-curricular programs from Reception to Year 12. The College has approximately 850 girls: divided into 3 sub-schools – primary, middle and senior. Our early learning centre caters for both girls and boys from pre-school age delivering the Montessori learning program. The College is an International Baccalaureate World School delivering the IB Primary Years Program in R-5 and the IB Middle Years Program for students in Years 6-10. The SACE is delivered for students in the senior years. We are one of 7 Loreto Schools in Australia proud to be part of a 400-year international tradition. It is our privilege to continue the work of Mary Ward who founded a religious order for women, and her first school for girls in 1609. Mary Ward believed passionately in the potential of women to contribute significantly to society and the church. Her vision that, “Women in time to come will do much”, was prophetic. We aim to ensure Loreto remains faithful, in all we do, to this time-honoured tradition by providing “a schooling of the heart”: where learning is “at the heart, of the heart and about the heart”. The essential elements of a Mary Ward education are : felicity, verity, sincerity, justice and freedom. At Loreto, our ultimate aim is to nurture the development of the unique person; to develop each student’s awareness of and response to others; and to bring the student to a knowledge and love of God. In so doing, we provide a Catholic education which liberates, empowers and motivates students to use their individual gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity, in loving and responsible service. A vigorous belief in the capacity and responsibility of women to contribute significantly to society and to the church, underlies the emphasis in our 400-year tradition in the education of girls. Academic excellence and the giving of one’s best in all endeavours and pursuits is a natural consequence that comes from such a time-honoured educational philosophy. This pursuit of excellence has enabled our students to be recognised at state, national and international level in a wide range of areas. These achievements include the recipient of the South Australian 2013 Rhodes scholarship and entry into universities in both the United States and England.