Alternative Primary School – Melbourne



The Hurstbridge Learning Co-operative is a parent run, alternative primary school situated on beautiful bush land close to the township of Hurstbridge, Victoria.

Established in 1973, the Co-op is a community of families committed to providing the resources and experiences needed to create a more stimulating alternative to the mainstream classroom.

We believe that every member of the community can contribute to the learning and raising of its children.

At Co-op, children are given a true voice. They work alongside their friends, parents and teachers to develop their unique passions.

Enrollments are kept to around thirty children. The intimate size of the Co-op creates a community much like an extended family.

Interested families are encouraged to  contact us and arrange a visit to see our independent primary school in action.

** We also have an upcoming Open Day on the 15th of August 2017. Join us from 10am to 12 noon for an insight into a regular Coop morning**

Hurstbridge Learning coop trust tree                 




Cath, one of our parents, has been teaching the children animation and film making.




The Learning Cooperative Ltd’s 2014 School Improvement Plan is available here: The Learning Cooperative Ltd – School Improvement Plan 2014 .
The Learning Cooperative Ltd’s 2015 ANNUAL REPORT is now available for public download. To download the report, click here.