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Ecumenical Schools Australia is a collegial network of independent, co-educational schools – diverse in size, location and faith background, but united in the advancement of richness in education.

"Better and stronger together"

In 2024 there are 22 members educating over 23,000 students.

The members of Ecumenical Schools Australia are generally located in outer metropolitan areas and regional centres, and each has its own distinctive characteristics and values.

The schools are drawn together by their commitment to respect one another’s uniqueness, and their common goal to continuously improve the education provided to their students.

Gippsland Grammar

Gippsland Grammar School

In their diversity, members embrace their differences in profile, strategic direction, pedagogy and faith, while encouraging valuable collaboration between schools, resulting in a vibrant, open-minded, educational community. Faith practice is particularly diverse, with a range of Christian denominations represented and some schools with no formal religious affiliation, but all share a fundamental Christian ethos.

Through its activities, Ecumenical Schools Australia seeks to actively improve equity and facilitate access to educational experiences, supporting excellence in outcomes for students at its member schools.

This is achieved partly through the provision of a range of professional networks that build the capacity of educators and leaders.

Braemar College

Braemar College

Ecumenical Schools Australia also supports member schools in executing their financial, operational and compliance obligations and is active in lobbying on behalf of members.

For all of the close co-operation which is nurtured in Ecumenical Schools Australia, members retain their independence.

Ecumenical Schools Australia itself is governed by its members.

Membership of Ecumenical Schools Australia is growing and enquiries from schools regarding prospective membership are welcomed.

Collectively, Ecumenical Schools Australia members have a stronger voice than they do individually. Member schools are able to take comfort in the knowledge that they are part of a group representing over 23,000 local students, over 3,500 staff, and many regions of Australia.

“Better and stronger together”