Perth Modern School
is an academically-selective co-educational public high school
located in Subiaco
, an inner city suburb of Perth
, Western Australia
The school, established in 1911, now caters for students with high academic ability. The first cohort of gifted and talented
students commenced in 2007.
Perth Modern School has a specialised music
programme for students in Years eight to twelve. The school also offers a specialised ballet
course through its Graduate College of Dance.
In 2010 The Age
reported that Perth Modern ranked equal fourth among Australian schools based on the number of alumni who had received a top Order of Australia
Fourteen Perth Modern graduates have won Rhodes Scholarships from the University of Western Australia.
Perth Modern School was established as the first government senior secondary school in Western Australia in 1911, after lengthy representations to the State Government. Selection from 1912 was by scholarship
. Both male and female students studied science and modern languages as part of their courses.
, representing wisdom
, was adopted as the school symbol; together with the motto "Savoir c'est Pouvoir"
("Knowledge is Power").
In 1958 Perth Modern School ceased operating as an academic scholarship school and became a comprehensive high school. Academic standards, the traditions of the past and the establishment of the... Read More