A boy is someone
who likes to have fun
Boys develop and perceive the world differently to girls.
Research shows that boys often fall behind in co-educational schooling.
Highbury boasts a continuous education offering for boys since 1903. This long and successful history proves that we understand boys.
We have a specialised focus on educating boys at the primary school level and believe that the younger years are fundamental. Boys do learn differently from girls and by focusing on boys, our staff, our environment and our programs are specially designed with a focus on active engaged learning. Our boys are encouraged to do things once taken for granted – climb trees, ride bikes, fall over and get up, make mistakes, get dirty, camp out and grow gardens. Boys’ only education is expansive and offers more opportunities without stereotypes. Whilst our boys love running, playing in the mud, climbing trees, and kicking balls they also enjoy playing chess with their friends, singing in the choir, playing an instrument, public speaking and reading in the library – not knowing that in some schools such things might be considered ‘girlie’.
We believe that every boy is special, blessed with unique skills and talents. It is our duty to uncover these strengths and build on them. Highbury provides an environment for the quiet and the active, the scholar and the sportsman, for the artist and the musician, the public speaker and the singer. Every boy is valued, warmly welcomed and encouraged.
Only a tour of Highbury will allow prospective parents to fully understand what makes us so special and so unique so please contact us to set up a visit.