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Local Perth families make up an ever-increasing number of our student body.

Due to our outstanding academic results, nurturing educational environment, and supportive school community, we are often asked by local Perth families whether their children can attend our school, or if we are just for international families.

The answer is YES, local families can, and do, attend The International School of Western Australia. We even offer discounted fees for local and self-funded families.

Perth families looking for a progressive, co-educational environment for their children and an opportunity to benefit from the International Baccalaureate programme outside of the ‘elite’ school system are enrolling at The International School of Western Australia in increasing numbers. 

Local students love the diversity of the student body, and benefit from the genuinely global focus of our school. As the IB programme places an emphasis on second language learning, our students are able to see the practical application of learning another language, taking advantage of the international backgrounds of some of their peers to practise their French or Spanish with native speakers.

Both students and parents love our relaxed, climate-appropriate and inexpensive uniforms, that enable students to learn and play comfortably.

The boutique size of our school leads to a country-school type atmosphere, where everyone knows and looks out for each other, the teachers know all the students, and students are friends with children across the year levels. Our welcoming, inclusive, and highly sociable parent community ensures that both local and international families settle into our school quickly.

Local senior school students choose The International School of Western Australia because of the choice of local and international academic pathways, and because of the one-on-one attention they receive from teachers.

The International School of Western Australia is a truly unique school that celebrates individuality, whilst instiling in our students the values of tolerance, compassion and global awareness and understanding. We provide a truly world-class education, right here in City Beach.

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What our parents say

Choosing the right school for our children is very important and ISWA has proven to be the right fit for our family. We are impressed by the caring and knowledgeable homeroom teachers our children have had so far, as well as the connection ISWA has with Language One, to keep up with our Dutch language education.

Betthilde Keij

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