Our school

Welcome to the Yavneh family

Founded in 1962, Leibler Yavneh College is a coeducational school that offers a Jewish integrated curriculum for children from crèche to Year 12. Whether it’s our toddlers or our teenagers, we love nothing more than seeing Yavneh students grow – together.

Because at Yavneh, we are more than a school. We are a family.

A rich history – that’s ever evolving

Leibler Yavneh College opened its doors in 1962 – with 53 students across kindergarten, prep and grade one.

Four years later, we saw our first Year 6 graduates. Then in 1979, we expanded to welcome secondary students with our new site in Mercer Road, Armadale.

By 1989, with the College growing rapidly, we purchased our much-loved Slezak campus in Elsternwick.

Today, we are home to more than 770 students across both our Elsternwick and Caulfield campuses.

A diverse curriculum, underpinned by Jewish values

At Yavneh, we view Jewish life as interconnected with everyday learning. That’s why we integrate both Jewish and General Studies into every class – from crèche to year 12.

We also focus on guiding children to their full potential. Thanks to our diverse curriculum, Yavneh students develop a broad skillset that feeds their curiosity and interests.

Leading by example, we encourage the practice of Derech Eretz (ethical behaviour), adherence to Halacha, and a commitment to religious-Zionist ideals.

Nurturing your children. Shaping our future

Core to Yavneh is our mission to mould students to be good people with kind hearts. This is reflected in our holistic emphasis on every child’s wellbeing.

We strive to develop resilient, independent learners who are set to meaningfully engage as Jews in the outside world.

It’s with great pride that we often hear ‘Yavneh graduates’ described as genuine ‘menschen’.