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.
To learn more about how we inspire every student, in every experience, every day visit www.barker.college and book on one of our regular school tours.
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. Within a Teaching for Understanding framework, 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.
Tradition / Culture
Debating / Public Speaking
Religion / Faith
Student Health and Wellbeing
Gifted and Talented
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)
Outdoor MultiPurpose Sporting Courts
Heated Swimming Pool
Performing Arts Centre
Music, academic and boarding scholarships. Scholarship examination held in November at Barker College.
Regular tours of our Junior, Middle and Senior Schools held several times throughout each term. Book online www.barker.college/enrolments/book-a-tour