Application Process

Somerville House is a day and boarding school for girls from Pre-Prep to Year 12, with boarding available from Year 6. In addition, the School's state-of-the-art Early Learning Centre has a co-educational Pre-Prep Program and takes enrolments for both boys and girls entering Pre-Prep. 

Key intake years for the School are:

  • Pre-Prep
  • Prep
  • Year 3
  • Year 5
  • Year 7

A student wishing to enter the School at an alternative Year Level will be accommodated as places become available. 

Placements by Year Level are limited and early registration is recommended. Waiting lists are carefully maintained and updated regularly.

Let’s get started…


Complete the Somerville House Application for Registration Form. All applications require a
non-refundable fee of
$350 per student.


Approximately two years
prior to your child's expected start date, you will be invited to attend an information session and tour of the School, hosted by the Principal and Members
of the School Executive.

The information session, which will generally take place during Term 4, will provide you with current information about the School, our expectations and requirements, and provide you with an opportunity
to ask further questions. Alternative provisions will be made for boarding families who are unable to attend
the session.


Following this information session, a link to our online Application for Enrolment Form will be sent to you
for completion. Additional required documentation
may also be requested. 

The completion of the Application for Enrolment Form does not guarantee acceptance of your child’s enrolment.  


Upon receipt of your completed Application for Enrolment Form, you and your child will be invited to attend an interview with the relevant Head of School or a member of the School Executive to discuss your application.   Provision will be made for boarding families who are unable to attend an interview at the allotted times.  

After all interviews with prospective parents and students have been completed, the Principal will make offers for placements approximately 18 months before the expected entry date to the School. 

Due to a limited number of placements not all students who are interviewed will be offered places in the School.  


Upon receipt of an offer
of enrolment, you will be required to confirm your acceptance by signing the official Written Agreement and paying a non-refundable acceptance fee of $1,200. 

For further information on additional avenues for
School entry please visit Scholarships and Bursaries.

Request a Prospectus

The Somerville House Prospectus provides a brief history of the School along with detailed information on each sub-school. The Prospectus also outlines the co-curricular, sporting and music activities offered and the specific subjects taught at each Year Level.

Please click here to request a Prospectus.