The Friends' School
Name of School: The Friends' School
CRICOS Number: 00477G
City / State: Hobart, Tasmania
Year Established: 1887
Type of School: Co-ed IB Boarding School
Religious Group: Quaker
Student Population: 1,300
Number of International Students: 22
Boarding (No. of Boarders) / Homestay: Boarding (46 Boarders)
Yr12 Result (2020): 14.2% achieved ATAR 98.35+
Yr7 to Yr12 Tuition / Boarding Fees (2021):

A$28,335 - $30,450 / A$22,560 per year






The Friends’ School is a Pre-K to 12 coeducational school located in Hobart, Australia. A private, independent school, it consistently achieves outstanding academic results.


In 2016, 50% of Friends’ School Leavers achieved an ATAR score that placed them in the top 10% of Australian students, while 30% of 2016 Leavers were ranked in the top 5% of Australian students and 11.4% were ranked in the Top 1%.


The Friends’ School provides boarding from Years 7 to 12. All boarders are provided with single rooms with separate study and recreational rooms. Boarders also have access to Friends Health & Fitness, with a heated swimming pool and fully equipped gymnasium. With capacity of only 46 students, boarding at Friends’ enables a family-like environment, with a mix of local and international boys and girls.


Students at Friends’ are offered the choice to study for either the Tasmanian Certificate of Education or the International Baccalaureate. Every student at The Friends’ School is encouraged to adopt a global perspective and graduates are now working throughout the world, pursuing a very wide range of professional endeavours.


While academic results at Friends’ compare strongly to other Australian boarding schools that offer the International Baccalaureate, its fees compare very favourably. Many families are choosing Friends’ as a school that provides the opportunity to study in a supportive environment that encourages excellence, for a substantially lower cost.


Hobart is a safe and clean city offering the full range of city facilities.

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