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Is an All Boys School the Right Path for Your Son’s Education?

All boys’ schools allow educators to tailor their teaching in such a way that maximises the way a boy learns.

Boys and girls develop at different paces and possess different strengths. While girls generally develop earlier physical and socially, refining their reading and writing skills sooner, boys are naturally more spatial and visual, demonstrate a natural appreciation for areas like mathematics, and are hard-wired to learn more easily through actions rather than words.


Single-Gender Schools

The benefits of a single-gender school are best realised at a young age. All boy schools cater to boys’ learning preferences and teach in ways that boys learn and respond to best, with a strong competitive and active component. They are also savvy in deploying approaches that lift achievement in reading and writing – where many boys struggle.


The Importance of Brotherhood

Boys’ schools are unique in that students are able to develop a special bond of brotherhood. This is nurtured through boys working together in the classroom, on the playing field or in the performance hall. Many graduates from boys’ school say the bonds they developed with their peers are among the most important benefits gained from their schooling.


The students at Brighton Preparatory School

Over the past year, COVID-19 provided us with the opportunity to test our beliefs and foundations of exploration, discovery, adventure, curiosity, creativity and personal growth, which the Brighton Preparatory School was established upon.

All students involved themselves wholeheartedly in every task, with minimal fuss and with great maturity, enthusiasm and independence.

Year 6 Head Boy, Oliver Garlick, quoted at the end of 2019:

As I look forward, I am cautiously optimistic that a new normalcy will return. I know we all crave the familiar freedoms of learning in our classrooms, laughing and playing sport with other boys in the playground and seeing our families participating in our daily routines on campus. While we missed participating in Anzac Day and other key school events, COVID-19 has taught us we need to make and take opportunities when they present themselves, not shy away from things that are hard but learn from them by navigating through them.

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William Elder


Mr Alan Elder was born in Scotland and migrated to Australia with his parents at a young age. He attended The Scots College for all his schooling, graduating in 1944. He played 1st XI Cricket and was a member of the College Cadet Unit. After leaving school Mr Elder studied accountancy and retained a life-long love of the College, especially the Pipes and Drums. Mr Elder never married, however the significant bequest he left will allow his Scots family to remember him through the Lang Walker Business Centre.