Our School

At Blackfriars Priory School we provide an inclusive and progressive educational environment where boys have every opportunity to find their way in the world.

The only school in Australia founded by the Dominican Friars, Blackfriars Priory School remains faithful to the search for Truth - Veritas - as lived and taught by Dominicans across the world for the past 800 years. This search follows authentically in the footsteps and foundations described by St Dominic and our patron, St Albert the Great.

Opening in 1953 on the grounds of the significant St Catharine’s property in Prospect, Blackfriars Priory School is situated on 4.5 hectares of land, 3km from the centre of Adelaide, adjacent to the parks and ovals of the city’s northern parklands.

Blackfriars today provides 850 students (from Early Learning through to Year 12) with modern facilities, outstanding resources, world-class tuition and opportunities to explore and question, develop confidence in their abilities and identify and excel in their natural strengths.

Our Mission

Our Mission is founded on our stewardship of God’s creation to reach its full potential.

Blackfriars Priory School is a Catholic Dominican school for boys which promotes the spiritual, intellectual, physical and social development of each member of the school community. It aims, in co-operation with parents, to engage students in an educational experience within the context of a Christian community which is fulfilling and rewarding.

Our Vision

To deliver excellence in boys’ education through the provision of a transformative, vibrant and reflective learning community that equips and inspires our students to confidently and successfully participate as men of integrity in a rapidly changing world. 

Take a look around Blackfriars Priory School

Situated on 4.5 hectares of land on the fringe of Adelaide’s business district and adjacent to an expanse of parks and ovals, Blackfriars Priory School provides modern facilities with world-class tuition for all boys, Reception to Year 12 and girls in the Early Learning Centre.

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