Ghilgai School, at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne, provides Rudolf Steiner education for children from playgroups through to Class 6. The school’s secluded bush setting is a sanctuary for childhood.

“Steiner Education strives to ennoble the mind
And to fire the imagination;
to fortify the will
and to quicken the initiative for life;
to sow such seeds as may produce new vision and discovery
in the years to come:
not to mould the mind
but to enable it to grow to new dimensions.
Thus it serves the present for the future
and awakens the motivation for lifelong education
and self-development.”

— Francis Edmunds,
innovator in Rudolf Steiner Teacher Training, Emerson College, UK.

We offer regular opportunities for parents to discover more about Ghilgai. Please go to the Enrolments Page for more information.

2020 Upcoming Tours:

Tours begin 9.30am and finish 10.30/11.00am.  No booking required.

Thursday 20th February

Wednesday 11th March

Introductory Evening : Wednesday 18th March.  7:30pm

For all enquiries, please phone 9761  8369.

Affordable Steiner Education

Foundation to Class 6

Ghilgai offers Steiner Education to families from all walks of life.

In order to achieve this goal our fees, since inception, have been moderate. Today we are the most affordable Steiner School in Melbourne.

Ghilgai provides a wonderful foundation for the secondary years.

Our Term Fees in 2020

Playgroup:        Community $155.00 per term

Rostered $190.00 per term


Foundation Year (Prep equivalent): $1047.00

Plus ¼ fees in advance for Class 1  ($310.50) – see separate information received at enrolment stage.

 Class 1 –  $1242.00 (start-up kit included)

 Classes 2-6 –  $1192.00

 We also ask for a $200 contribution to our Building Fund per family. (loan or gift)

  • In order to foster the individuality and educational needs of each child Ghilgai has placed a ceiling upon class sizes. 
  • Maximum students per class = 20
  • Ghilgai offers an annual Scholarship.  Details available in Term 3.