A Distinguished History

Quintilian School was established in 1975 by a committed group of parents and educators who saw the needs for a small scale, non-denominational community-orientated school. Named after the Roman educator Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, the school moved to its permanent home in Mount Claremont in 1992.


Marcus Fabius Quintilianus

He believed that the aim of education was meeting the individual needs of students. At Quintilian the differences in children’s learning styles are accepted and nurtured. Our teachers create a non-competitive learning environment where children are inspired to be their individual best.

Our Approach

The Quintilian approach encourages curiosity and  problem solving through a holistic, integrated curriculum. Our program enriches the day-to-day experiences of school by drawing on the resources of a wide range of community and cultural groups, and of the parent body.

Regular excursions, class camps from Year 1 and ‘out of the box’ thinking foster resilience, confidence and a sense of fun and camaraderie within the school community.

The strong partnership between parents and staff is fundamental to the success of the school. The assistance and presence of parents in the classroom is embraced.

At Quintilian we instil self-motivation, self-confidence and self-discipline; a respect and tolerance of others; and provide the educational standards and learning skills that will equip each child to confidently take on the challenges of later schooling and life.