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.

Enrolments 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 or come to our next open day.

Our next OPEN DAY

will be held on

TUESDAY August 14, 2018

 10.00am to 12.00pm

Join us for a morning of Co-op fun! See just what we do on a regular morning, chat to coop parents and get acquainted with our beautiful bush setting. If you are considering enrolling for 2019, now is the time to get to know us better.

Give us a call on (03) 9718 1481 to let us know your coming.

Hurstbridge Learning coop trust tree                 




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




The Learning Cooperative Ltd’s 2018 School Improvement Plan is available here
The Learning Cooperative Ltd’s 2015 ANNUAL REPORT is now available for public download. To download the report, click here.