Barker aims to enable each student to grow into confident, independent, well-rounded and mature young adults prepared for active and responsible participation, as well as for service and leadership in the community.
There are two distinct differences at Barker College. One is that it's a school that deliberately and intentionally allows people to thrive in a holistic sense – emotionally, physiologically, physically, academically.
The second thing is that we have a firm coeducational identity and a firm expression of that. It’s a view that everybody can find a place and thrive irrespective of interests, skillset or capacity and be committed to doing that in a way that brings young men and young women together for the proper expression of human interaction and identity.
The School maintains a strong reputation for excellent academic outcomes through the deliberate cultivation of a culture to support individual student achievement.
No two days at Barker are ever the same. Students are constantly challenging themselves – and being challenged – as they grow, expand their minds and learn to think big, practically and independently.
From Pre-Kindergarten through to the Senior years, students are exposed to a range of diverse opportunities and experiences. Through this, they’re able to develop resilience and adaptability within a supportive environment. Barker’s academic program is a whole-school approach to learning. We have a curriculum that is rigorous and which values inquiry, thinking and understanding.
Barker’s curriculum is adaptive and flexible, allowing for student choice and catering for interest and ability. Barker students are taught to think critically, apply knowledge in new situations and develop the skills needed to become lifelong learners. We use data to track student progress during each year and from year to year, giving us a deep understanding of student strengths, areas for improvement and development over time.
Debating / Public Speaking
Religion / Faith
Student Health and Wellbeing
Gifted and Talented
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)
Heated Swimming Pool
Performing Arts Centre
Music, academic and boarding scholarships. To apply visit https://www.barker.college/enrolments/scholarships
Regular tours of our Junior, Middle and Senior Schools held throughout each term. Book online www.barker.college/enrolments/book-a-tour