History of The Kilmore International School

The Kilmore International School is modelled on international schools overseas. It was established in 1990 to provide a true and exceptional international education for students, whether local or from abroad. The buildings of the school were originally built in 1887 by the Marist Brothers, who established the original Assumption College on this site.

The buildings and grounds were purchased by the Wittmer Family in the 1980s, who completely renovated and modernised the existing buildings. Classrooms, including a library, science wing, drama and music studios, art rooms, computer laboratories, along with staffrooms, were added over the next twenty years, as well as a modern dormitory for girls. In 2011, a state-of-the-art Language Learning Centre was opened. The school grounds now contain two soccer fields, basketball courts, cricket facilities and tennis courts.

From 1990 through to 2009, the school offered secondary education only. Due to increased demand for high quality education in the local area, students in Years 5 and 6 were admitted in 2010 and Years 3 and 4 in 2015.

Since opening in 1990 with two international students, we have grown from strength to strength. Our alumni are employed by leading corporations around the globe. We have a vibrant community of graduates who remain close friends with staff and fellow students. Even though the alumni form a diaspora in many nations they are linked by the experience of completing their IB Diploma together at The Kilmore International School. Our ethos of dedicated, small classes continues as our students numbers have grown to over 400.

In 2020 we celebrated our 30th anniversary as one of the most successful IB world schools in the southern hemisphere and the success of our graduates, both locally and globally, makes us all enormously proud.