At Preshil we have teachers who know every child and go out of their way to cater to the children’s needs. The environment is welcoming, designed to encourage children to play, question and invent rather than to control and conform.

Preshil fees are significantly lower than most other private schools. Preshil families do not pay for vast sporting fields and facilities, cared for by armies of maintenance workers. We have a very high ratio of teachers to students which allows team teaching, individual attention, highly qualified specialists and significant time for teachers to plan. We have a generous budget for teacher professional development, but we do not have a big marketing department or large numbers of administrative staff. We offer a very broad program made possible by running many smaller classes.

Most significantly Preshil is a small school with the capacity and determination to offer a rich, progressive and challenging education reliant on outstanding teachers. Our budget does not benefit from the economy of scale that underpins all mass production and quality assured mediocrity. One size in education does not fit all and your child at Preshil will not be expected to grow into an oversized, expensive, uniform or shrink to fit a standardized, pre-packaged curriculum.

Below is our schedule of fees for 2018:

The 2018 Fee Schedule is available for download here.


Kindergarten 2018

Please be aware that Three Year Old kindergarten will be offered only for 2 or 3 days in 2019.

Three Year Old
2 full days $1,850 $7,400
3 full days $2,775 $11,100
5 full days $3,700 $14,800

Note Four Year Old kindergarten will be offered solely on a 5-day basis in 2019.

Four Year Old
3 full days $2,775 $11,100
5 full days $3,700 $14,800

Kindergarten Materials Fee

This levy will cover all software license fees, consumable items, photocopying and art materials.

Composite Fee Term Year
Kindergarten $140 $560

Enrolment Fee

Enrolment Circumstances Fee
Kindergarten Enrolment Fee $700
The Preshil Kindergarten is not a standalone facility. A non-refundable amount of  $3,500 is payable at the time of enrolment and is offset against the Term 4 tuition fee in the Fives (Prep). This secures a place in the Kindergarten and guarantees enrolment into the Primary School $3,500

Extended Care

Level Fee
Kindergarten Before Care (8:00 – 9:00 am) $10
Kindergarten Aftercare (3:15 – 6:00 pm) $28 casual
$24 permanent


Primary School 2018

Tuition Fee Term Year
5s (prep) $3,700 $14,800
6s – 7s (Years 1 & 2) $4,060 $16,240
8s – 9s (Years 3 & 4) $4,225 $16,900
10s – 11s (Years 5 & 6) $4,390 $17,560

Primary School Materials Fee

This levy will cover all software license fees, stationery items, photocopying, textbooks and art materials. Excursions and incursions will be charged per event as they arise.

Materials Fee Term Year
5 Year Olds $180 $720
6-9 Year Olds $235 $940
10-11 Year Olds $235 $940

Enrolment Fee

Enrolment Circumstances Fee
Primary School Enrolment Fee $1500
Maximum per family $3000

Extended Care

Level Fee
Prep to 11s (Year 6) Aftercare Only (3.30 – 6.00 pm) $24 Permanent | $26 Casual

Secondary School 2018

Tuition Fee Term Year
Years 7 and 8 $5,100 $20,400
Years 9* and 10 $5,355 $21,420
Years 11 and 12 $6,050 $24,200

*Year 9 Experience

Year 9 Total Annual School Fee excludes the “Year 9 Experience” which, for 2018, is an interstate camp program. The cost for this external curriculum requirement has flexible payment options available.

 *Fee Year
*Year 9 $2,750

Secondary School Materials Fee

A Composite Fee is charged to cover software license fees, years 7 to 10 Elective Program, class consumables, photocopying and general art materials. Excursions and incursions will be charged, per event, as they arise.

Materials Fee Term Year
Years 7 and 8 $300 $1,200
Years 9 and 10 $300 $1,200
Years 11 $300 $1,200
Years 12 $300 $1,200

Extra charges will be billed for textbooks and camps. An extra levy on some subjects: Art (VCE only), Photography and Drama. The teaching staff will advise these charges during this year. GST may apply to some charges.

Enrolment Fee

Enrolment Circumstances Fee
Secondary School Enrolment Fee
Maximum per family $3000


Secondary Electives Program

Many costs of the program are subsidised by the program budget however some subjects have extra associated costs for special equipment, materials, excursion/incursion fees and transport as required.


Private Music Tuition

Private Music Tuition Fees are charged by Tutors and will be billed to your account by the school.

Music Handbook 2018

Terms and Conditions

Enrolment Fees

The enrolment fee is payable within 14 days of accepting a place at Preshil. This enrolment fee is non-refundable.


School fees and charges are payable strictly on receipt of invoice. A term’s notice in writing is required before withdrawal of a student, otherwise a term’s fees will be charged. Late payments will incur a $50 charge per student per month until payment is received.


Annual Payment of Fees in Advance

Please contact the Business Manager to find out what discounts are available for paying in advance.

Family Discounts

Families with more than one child enrolled are eligible for a discount of the tuition fee of 10%, 25% and 50% respectively for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th/subsequent children.