ELTHAM College has been educating young women and men for the past 40 years. The
College was conceived in 1973 as a new concept in independent, coeducational schooling. It
was founded by a dynamic group of community members who were seeking schooling for
their children that would look beyond average educational practice to education that
fostered the talents, confidence, initiative and passion for learning in every individual.
Our location in the Nillumbik Shire, northeast of Melbourne, is no accident. Historically, this
district has inspired free thought and innovation. For years, artists, writers and intellectuals
have been drawn to Nillumbik as a centre for inspiration. The notion of ELTHAM as one of
Australia's few truly independent schools was founded within this creative culture.