Boarding at St Hilda's

Boarding at St Hilda's offers a family-orientated lifestyle that reflects our values and Anglican ethos. We care for up to 120 girls in Years 7 to 12 who come from regional Australia as well as overseas. Our team of highly qualified staff are dedicated to creating a family atmosphere where girls make friends easily, feel comfortable and relaxed and can establish good study routines.

Our location

Perth is one of the most liveable cities in the world and you will find St Hilda’s between the city centre and the port city of Fremantle, near the river in the beautiful suburb of Mosman Park between the Swan River and the Indian Ocean. Our Bay View Campus has provided boarding accommodation since 1906.

Boarding life

Our Boarding House is designed specifically for teenage girls. Each room is different; there are generous bathroom facilities, numerous social areas and mini-kitchens where girls can prepare snacks and light meals. The Health Centre in the Boarding House is manned by professional nursing staff to provide constant quality care.

Our boarders live in the heart of the School and have access to excellent recreational facilities – sports courts, a swimming pool, an oval, a gymnasium and outdoor spaces for barbecues and socialising. Academic facilities include the Library and Technology Centre, which is open at night and at weekends, and a prep and study area specifically for boarders. The girls also have desks and space to study in their rooms. Evening prep is supervised with a tutor available to assist boarders as well as a teacher on duty each evening. Girls can also take advantage of our free Tutoring Centre which operates after school during the week.

We provide a healthy balance between study and recreation. Many girls are involved in cocurricular activities such as Sport, Music and Drama before or after school, and informal, organised activities at weekends including movies, river cruises, music concerts and social events with boys and girls from other independent schools.

The girls play an active role in boarding life and are encouraged to participate in leadership roles, such as joining the Food Committee which consults with the Head of Boarding and the Chef on the all-important choices for the menu in the dining room.

Fitting in

It is difficult to leave home and move in with more than 100 other girls, so we have programs to offer new girls support as they make the transition from home to boarding.

View our 2020 Boarding Handbook

Choosing a boarding education for your daughter is a major life decision. We encourage you to come and meet us and see the Boarding House and our school for yourself. Email us at to organise a personal tour.

Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC)

This is an allowance designed to assist those children who, because of the geographic isolation of their homes, do not have reasonable access to a government school offering courses of the appropriate level.  Enquiries should be directed to Centrelink by calling 132 318.  .  If you are eligible you are also able to claim in addition for Boarding Away From Home Allowance (BAHA).

Boarding Away from Home Allowance (BAHA) application form

Student Registration - Travel Subsidies

Application for Refund - Travel Voucher