The Living Academy

change your mind

Year 9 to Year 13

Located in Southern Cross University, Living Academy is NESA registered and accredited.

A purposefully designed high school experience.

Living School Year 9 expeditionary learning

Living Academy is a small purposefully designed school to engage adolescents in learning for life.

Our three cultural garden beds are Care, Curriculum, Citizenship.

Yrs 9-13 personal pathways to success


Our new Living Academy building has just been publicised!  In the heart of Southern Cross University and with the most beautiful outlook!  We look to move for 2025, and this will be the intended launch of our International Baccalaureate Diploma Program - not offered in the local area but with global opportunities!!

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designed carefully for optimal learning


Three unique pathways to personalise the final years of schooling purposefully...

Academe - a pathway to tertiary education globally with ATAR recognition; and early entrance via programs like UniStart, which offer placements without the HSC.

Horizon - entrepreneurship designed to build a business in three years, and micro-credentials as a portfolio of certified qualifications.

Vocation - school based apprentices and work experiences with the development of a career portfolio, culminating in a personal project, called CornerStone.

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candidate school for the IB Diploma
community, service and sustainability
Trades and Training
Vocational and apprenticeship pathways
Theory of Understanding
Teaching about learning
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Creative and Expressive
productions, design, art, music
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Designed around two stages of schooling.

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Years 11/12 (AND 13!)


respect, curiosity, relationships

Our Academy Lead Teachers

Our Academy Teachers

Current Years 11 - 12

With an exceptional staff of experienced and committed teachers, Living Academy’s unique tutor-based system of schooling offers a wide selection of subjects.

Current HSC Subject choices we offer…

  • Advanced English
  • Standard English
  • Advanced Maths
  • Standard Maths
  • History
  • Sciences – physics, chemistry, biology
  • Business Studies
  • Society and Culture
  • Design Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Drama, including a whole-school production (K-12).

Commence a learning journey with exceptional teachers to guide your course of adventure.

Congratulations to our 2023 HSC Graduates: each gaining an ATAR!

We take learning out of the box