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.

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.