History & Tradition

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 Dominic and our patron, 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.

History in Pictures