Islamic Prep School in Melbourne

Welcome to Ilim College, a nurturing environment where we blend academic excellence with Islamic values. At the heart of our community lies a commitment to empower our young learners with knowledge, ethics and social responsibility. Rooted in Islamic teachings, we endeavour to foster a love for lifelong learning and a solid connection to our diverse Australian society.

Thank you for considering our private school in the northern and southeastern suburbs as the cornerstone of your child’s education. To discover more about Ilim College, please contact us.

Curriculum Overview

At Ilim College, our curriculum fosters academic excellence and personal growth within an Islamic framework. We are committed to nurturing well-rounded individuals prepared to engage with the contemporary world.

A summary of the primary-level curriculum at our Islamic school includes:

Core Subjects

  • English: Focus on literacy skills, including reading, writing and oral communication.
  • Mathematics: Emphasis on numeracy, problem-solving and basic arithmetic functions.
  • Science: Introduction to fundamental scientific concepts through interactive experiments and observations.
  • Social Studies: Exploring Australian history and its place in the world, with an added focus on Islamic history and values.

Islamic Studies

  • Quranic Studies: Recitation and memorisation of selected verses and comprehending their meanings.
  • Islamic History and Culture: Exploration of the lives of the prophets, Islamic traditions and key events.
  • Islamic Ethics: Lessons revolving around Islamic manners, values and morals.

Additional Subjects

  • Physical Education: Sports and activities aimed at physical development.
  • Arts: Developing creativity through visual arts and drama
  • Technology: Basic skills in computer literacy and introduction to coding.
  • Leadership Training: Encourages skills like public speaking, teamwork and decision-making.
  • Community Outreach: Initiatives to engage with the local community and create a sense of social responsibility.
  • Extra-curricular Activities: Various clubs and activities to cater to diverse interests.

Our teaching methodologies are consistently updated to respond to our students’ needs and meet the latest innovative teaching techniques. Through a holistic educational approach, we aim to prepare our students for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Why Choose Islamic Education in the Suburbs

Situated in three strategic locations, our prep school campuses cater to a diverse community of learners. The Dallas campus, nestled in the northern suburbs, is a vibrant co-educational facility accommodating over 700 students from Prep to Grade 6. This campus shares its location with the secondary girls’ campus, fostering a seamless educational journey for students transitioning to higher grades.

In addition to Dallas, we have campuses in Glenroy and Doveton, ensuring accessibility and convenience for families across the northern and southeastern suburbs.

Our school community is culturally rich, representing 33 distinct backgrounds. Nearly all – 99.73% – of our families are bilingual, speaking another language at home. Additionally, 36% of parents hold tertiary-level qualifications.

Our campuses are uniquely positioned to offer an enriching learning experience that blends academic achievements with Islamic values. Our core mission is to empower our young learners with the knowledge and social responsibility they need for a well-rounded upbringing.

Find out about campus tours


Begin your child’s educational pathway with us at Ilim College today. Book a private tour where we can demonstrate the range of offerings at our school. We’re dedicated to encouraging each student to participate in a rewarding and positive learning experience.

We are proud to be considered one of the most sought-after and respected Islamic prep schools in Melbourne. For more information about enrolling your child, please visit our enrolment page.

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