Our School


Ruyton Girls’ School is located in the heart of Kew, seven kilometres east of Melbourne’s CBD, and close to public transport and school bus routes.

Education Facilities

The school was established in 1878, and its buildings reflect a combination of the old and the new. At the heart of Ruyton is the heritage protected Moreton Bay Fig tree, standing loyal and true, just like our motto, ‘Recte et fideliter’. We recognise the importance of providing the best possible learning environment for our students and staff, with traditional buildings integrating with modern education facilities to create the perfect blend of classic and contemporary style and functionality.

Our Whole-School Approach to Education

Set in landscaped gardens, Ruyton is fortunate to have a single-site campus in Kew with the finest education facilities where Early Learning, Junior School and Senior School are all linked. This fosters a strong sense of belonging, which manifests itself in a whole-school approach, with students, staff and parents working together as part of one school community.

State-of-the-Art Facilities that Benefit All Students

Ruyton has state-of-the-art learning centres designed to provide all of our students with the best education facilities. Among our facilities are:

  • The new Margaret McRae Centre (Year 7 and 8, Science laboratories and Drama spaces)
  • The Jacobs Gillies Building (Art studios, Photography facilities, and the Senior Study Centre – a dedicated space for Year 11 and 12 students)
  • The Royce Theatre

A New Way of Learning for Our Junior School Students

Redevelopment of our Junior School buildings in Kew has reimagined learning with its open and collaborative learning spaces. The Ruyton Aquatic Centre and the John Bate PE Centre completes the School’s comprehensive Physical Education, Health and Wellbeing facility.