Multi-Age Setting Compass Independent School to Open in 2022

Compass Independent School
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A new multi-age setting school is set to open in the inner western suburbs in January 2022 with an aim to introduce a unique teaching style. For parents looking for a school with a different approach, Compass Independent School might just be what you want for your child.

As the name implies, a multi-age setting class will allow for children of different ages to work together, alongside a teacher who will serve as both an instructor and a coach. 



The school will initially admit children between Prep to Year 4 in a small class with less than 24 students. Subsequently, however, Compass Independent School will expand to Year 6, depending on the site. 

Founder Alicia Gilbert is still actively looking for suitable locations in the following areas: 

  • Ashgrove
  • Bardon
  • Brookfield
  • Chapel Hill
  • Indooroopilly
  • Kenmore
  • Kenmore Hills
  • Paddington
  • Taringa
  • The Gap
  • Toowong
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Ms Gilbert, a two-degree holder in education, used to work at the St Peters Lutheran College in Indooroopilly and at primary schools in Shanghai and Bangkok. She has formed a team of education specialists to establish composite classes, where the teacher can cultivate a better learning experience for the children. 

“Compass utilises three spheres – inquiries, focused learning, and child contribution and play – through which children will explore the Australian Curriculum.”



To learn more about the curriculum and plans for the opening, Ms Gilbert will conduct an information night at the Toowong Library on Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020, at 7:15 p.m. Parents may email hi_compass@outlook.com for enquiries.