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. This is a sample of their work for term 1.




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.