About Us

A prestigious pre-K to 12 co-educational day and boarding school located in Hobart, Australia, The Friends’ School is recognised not only for academic excellence but also for the outstanding pastoral care provided at all levels of the school.

An independent, not-for-profit school, Friends’ is overseen by a Board of Governors and follows the Australian and IB curricular model. With a thriving student body of more than 1,300, the School cultivates a welcoming, supportive environment while equipping those enrolled with world-class skills through its International Baccalaureate (IB), Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE), and Vocational Education and Training courses.

Purpose and Concerns

Central to the operation of The Friends’ School is a belief in the intrinsic worth of each individual, which works in synchrony with recognition of ‘that of God’ in everyone, the desirability of simplicity and the need to establish peace and justice. As a learning community, we place great importance on the academic, cultural, physical, social and spiritual development of each student in our care.

We strive to support students as they develop to become women and men who can think clearly, act with integrity, make decisions for themselves, be sensitive to the needs of others and the environment, be strong in service and maintain global perspective.

Our Community

The Friends’ School is situated in the heart of Hobart, a city recognised as the most scenic, safe capital in Australia. While the city offers numerous stimulating art galleries and exciting cultural attractions, the smaller community is also peaceful, holding fewer distractions and serving as an ideal study location.

Tasmania, Australia’s ‘island state’, hosts an area similar in size to Ireland, yet home to around half a million residents. The region offers spectacular, unique mountain and coastal scenery, with extensive national parks and World Heritage Areas protecting the island’s wilderness, wildflowers, rainforests and unique wildlife.