Students at new private school decide when and what they learn – with no classrooms or timetable

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Students at new private school will decide when and what they want to learn – with no classrooms or timetable in ‘a radical shift for Australia’

  • New private school will do away with classrooms, timetables and bells 
  • The Studio School in Perth, WA will let students choose what they study
  • Costing $13K a year, the college will take in students from Years 10-12 

A new private school will allow students to decide what and when they learn, doing away with classrooms, timetables, and sirens.

The Studio School in Perth, set up by All Saints’ College, will cater students from Years 10 to 12 – and cost $13,000 a year.

The new college said it hopes to offer a personalised model of education and introduce students to ‘the real world’.

New private school run by All Saints College (pictured) will allow students to decide what and when they learn

Students will not have a structured day, but will work in a co-working space with other students and a teacher.

Teachers will also be called ‘teacher-mentors’, All Saint’s College head of teaching Esther Hill told 6PR.

‘A day would look essentially like stepping into a co-working space where there are a number of students and mentor teachers who are supporting the work of those students,’ she said.

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‘You might have a meeting with a mentor that you’ve arranged off-site or you might have a meeting with a mentor that’s coming into the studio school space.

‘It’s really varied and flexible.’

Ms Hill said students would work with an industry partner on projects that align with their interests, and would have the option of studying for the ATAR as well.  

‘Students are capable, they’ve got passions they’ve got interests,’ she said.

‘It’s really focused on those students who are independent, confident, passionate about a particular area and wanting to do school in a really different kind of way.’

Describing the school as ’boutique’, Ms Hill said the first intake would be 40 students with an expectation to grow to 120.

The Studio School will cost $13000 a year and students won't have classrooms, timetables or bells

The Studio School will cost $13000 a year and students won’t have classrooms, timetables or bells

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