Excellence in Christian Education

Calvin Christian School supports students to learn at their optimum and equip them in their areas of gifting. We offer young people the opportunity to belong to a community that cares about their character and wellbeing, enabling them to Be their Best


Commitment & Continuity

Our school is committed to working with parents to provide students with excellence in Christian education. At Calvin we educate for the future by teaching thinking, fostering service, and nurturing identity. Our students have the opportunity to stay in the same school from Kindergarten to Year 12, benefitting from a continuity of values and expectations. Our campus is located in Kingston, Tasmania.

Be Your Best

The greatest challenge is to Be the Best person that we can be. We want to emphasise the importance of love, compassion, courage, dignity, generosity of spirit, and honesty.  In Christianity the concept of Being is vital. Through the intervention of Jesus, we are able to move from our fallen nature to being a new creation.



In an age when children are told their identity is defined by what they do, or how they look, we affirm that character counts. Defining who you are is always the first step in building character. The Christian emphasis in life can be explained in the following sequence: I need to ‘Be’ in order to ‘Do’, in order to ‘Have’.

In the future our students will be entrepreneurs, scholars, leaders and team members. They will be husbands and wives. They will be parents. They will encourage greatness in others.



To be successful you need to:

  • Be persistent

  • Be visionary

  • Be dedicated

  • Be courageous

  • Be the person who crosses the room to lend a hand

  • Be able to think

  • Be loyal

  • Be tenacious

National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy

The most recent National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) ranking placed Calvin as one of the best private schools in Hobart and the equal of other independent schools. We believe that a values-driven school can be academically rigorous achieving the best outcomes for students.


Calvin Christian School was the first school of its kind to be established in Australia.

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Today there are eighty similar schools across the nation. The Association of Christians that founded Calvin Christian School was united in its desire to provide students with a Christian education, and the belief that parents, rather than the Government or the Church, were primarily responsible for the type of education their children received. The school, which was funded and built by the Association, opened in January 1962 with an enrolment of 77 primary students.

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Our Heritage

Calvin’s heritage strongly reflects both the diversity found in the school community as well as the unity that is found in shared Christian belief. It was the vision of the founders and remains the vision of the school to provide a Christian education to all those in the community who desire it, and those others who value such an education.

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Our Reputation

As the school’s reputation for educational excellence developed, so the desire for Secondary (Years 7-10) and Senior Secondary (Years 11-12) education grew. Secondary classes commenced at Calvin in 1976 with senior secondary classes commencing in 1990. Calvin is now a thriving community of approximately 500 students. 

Our Name


Calvin Christian School is named after the 16th century French protestant theologian, writer and reformer, John Calvin. The school's founding members honoured the Protestant Reformation and the work of John Calvin by naming the school after him.