Enrolling at King David

Thank you for your interest in The King David School. We understand that finding the right school for your child is crucial, and a school’s environment and standard of education have a lasting impact on your child’s future.

We are extremely proud of the outstanding education on offer at The King David School.

A visit to the School will enable you to see firsthand what it means to be a student at The King David School.

Book a Discovery Tour

If you are considering a King David School education for your child, we recommend you come to one of our Discovery Tours. You will have the opportunity to tour the School, talk candidly with current students and meet key members of staff.

Starting at King David

We have a number of transition programs to help students feel welcome and comfortable at King David. Most students commence their learning journey at King David in either the ELC or Year 7 however we also have students starting at other year levels when places are available. Please contact us to find out about places in your child's year level.

The enrolment process

A place at King David is given after a number of steps have been completed, and in accordance with the School's Enrolment Policy. Steps include; completing the online enrolment form, attending a Discovery Tour (optional but highly recommended), attending day visits (Prep - Year 12) and completing an interview. The process is slightly different for entry into the ELC compared to entry into Prep - Year 12.


At The King David School we welcome applications for scholarships from talented students who believe they can make a positive contribution to the King David  community. Scholarships offer a reduction of tuition fee, which varies depending on the type of scholarship. Most scholarships are for the duration of the student’s schooling provided the student adheres to the scholarship conditions.

The Enrolment Process

All families are encouraged to attend a Discovery Tour where you have the chance to meet the Principal and other relevant staff members and see the School in action during the regular school operating hours. You will also have the chance to speak with current students who can answer your questions about the School.

All applicants are required to complete the online Application for Enrolment Form and pay a $100 Application Fee.  We encourage you to complete this application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Once this has been received, your child will be added to our waiting list for the nominated year level and year of entry according to the School’s Enrolment Policy.

For students in Prep – Year 12, a pre-entry form is completed in the year prior to commencement. We also ask you to submit copies of previous school reports, NAPLAN results and any other educational assessments (where applicable) at this time. Note for Year 7 entry, this process takes place two years prior to entry.

For entry into Prep – Year 12, students, together with their parents / guardians are invited to an interview with the Principal and/or Head of School to discuss their interests and answer any questions you might have. An application and a pre-entry interview are a prerequisite for admission but not a guarantee of admission.

For entry into Years 1-12, students join in with a regular day in their peer level to see what life and learning is like at The King David School. Students may also undertake pre-entry assessments to determine their educational needs. For Year 7 entry, attendance at either Connect Day and / or Experience Day is required in place of a day visit.

Early Learning Centre

Offers of place for our Early Learning Centre are sent out approximately 18 months prior to your child’s proposed start date. Upon accepting a place, you will be required to complete and return the following documents;

  • Completed Reply Form, indicating your preferred days of enrolment
    (minimum 2 days for Pre-Kindergarten, minimum 3 days for Kindergarten)
  • Signed copy of the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
  • For new students, a non-refundable Confirmation Fee of $500 is required
  • A Prep Holding Deposit of $1000 is required. (Please note that once a child commences Prep, the Prep Holding Deposit will be credited to your account along with a School provided bonus of $4000. In total, $5000 will be applied evenly across the tuition fees billed in the initial year of Prep. The credit can only be used in this way and is not refundable under any circumstances.)

Prep – Year 12

Offers of place for School are sent out approximately 18 months prior to your child’s proposed start date. To accept the offer, you must return;

  • Completed Reply Form
  • Signed copy of the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
  • A non-refundable Confirmation Fee of $500 is required
  • A Tuition Contribution fee of $1000 is required for students commencing from 2021.

The Tuition Contribution deposit is deducted from the first account after the student has started (commonly the Term 2 account).  The fees are not refundable or transferable to another year level or student.

Once all requirements have been received a letter confirming your child’s place will be sent, along with the Confirmation Fee receipt.

Once all the required documents have been received we will send you a confirmation of enrolment that will include:

  • Receipts
  • Uniform information (Prep – Year 12)
  • Orientation program
  • Access to our Parent Portal

Starting at King David

Chaverim is a play-based program for you and your child to get to know the educators and the environment at the Early Learning Centre. Children attend with a parent, grandparent or carer and participate in play, songs and story time. This program is offered to families who have confirmed enrolments in the following year and assists children in becoming familiar with our educators and the environment.

Each family (together with their child) will meet with the Director of the ELC to discuss their child’s individual needs. Children participate in orientation sessions to become familiar with the educators and the environment prior to their first full day at the ELC.

Our extensive Transition to Prep program commences in Term 3 in the year prior to your child starting in Prep. Your child will participate in a variety of activities including Art, Sport, Buddy Program and Shabbat. By the time each child reaches the first day of school, they are very familiar with the staff and the environment.

Each year, King David welcomes many new students into Year 7. We start this process when students are in Year 5 with our Connect Day, usually held in the second half of the year. Current and prospective students (all in casual clothes) have the opportunity to experience life and learning at the Senior School.

Following on from Connect Day in Year 5, students in Year 6 have a further opportunity the year prior to joining King David to become familiar with the learning environment and specialist subjects offered at the School. Experience Day is held early in the year during Term 1.

Year 7 (2022) Experience Day will be held on Monday 15 February 2021. Bookings are essential. To reserve your place, please email admissions@kds.vic.edu.au and you will be sent an electronic booking form to complete.

Orientation Day is held towards the end of Term 4 for students who have confirmed places in Year 7 for the following year. At the end of this day, students exchange contact details and are encouraged to connect over the summer break prior to the start of the new School year.

There is opportunity for all new students to participate in an orientation program. In the Junior School, a “going up” or “Kadimah Day” is held at the end of Term 4 where all students spend some time in their year level for the following year. New students are invited at this time.


At The King David School we welcome applications for scholarships from talented students who believe they can make a positive contribution to the King David  community. Scholarships offer a reduction of tuition fee, which varies depending on the type of scholarship. Most scholarships are for the duration of the student’s schooling provided the student adheres to the scholarship conditions.

Scholarship applications for 2023 are now open! Please click here to find out more information and to apply.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who be Year 11 in 2023 and shows promise in the STEM field.

For more information and to apply: click here

Currently with a student and will be available in 2025.

This scholarship is currently with a recipient.

Opportunity & INclusion Scholarships

Thanks to generous donors to The King David School Foundation, the School offers Opportunity and Inclusion Scholarships. This means-tested program can offer long-term reduction in tuition fees on a whole family basis. The Opportunity and Inclusion scholarships are awarded to families who, for financial reasons, require assistance for their child to attend The King David School and are reassessed annually. Scholarships are available to new and existing students. To enquire, please click here

Thanks to our generous donors

Sincere thanks to our generous donors who make our O&I Scholarship program possible:
  • Rachmil & Roza Brin Scholarship
  • The Leo & Mina Fink Fund
  • Jakob Frenkiel Charitable Trust
  • Tom & Jenny Gorog
  • Margaret Heselev (dec) 
  • Estate of Don & Sonia Marejn
  • The Hon Howard Nathan AM
  • Pomegranate Fund
  • PSN Family Trust
  • Sam Sharman OAM
  • The Silberscher Family Foundation
  • Anonymous

School Uniform

The King David School has chosen its uniform so that it is of good quality, fits most body shapes and sizes and is non-gender specific where possible. The school uniform is distinctive and affordable, well-coordinated, easily laundered, durable, and mostly Australian made.

The King David School uniform is available for purchase from:

Bob Stewart Uniform Specialists
158 Waverley Road, Malvern East
Phone: (03) 9036 7342

School uniforms can also be ordered online via Bob Stewart.  Orders can be posted to either your home or office or click & collect from the Bob Stewart, Malvern Store.

For more information, visit:  http://www.bobstewart.com.au/products/king-david-school

Trading Hours:

Monday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday 8.30am – 1.00pm

KDS Second Hand Uniform

Second hand KDS uniforms are available for purchase from the Posh Opp Shoppe, corner of Grange and Glenhuntly Roads, Glenhuntly.  All proceeds from the sale of second hand uniform items support the vital work the Posh Opp Shoppe does in providing funding for children with special needs in Jewish schools.

All items to be donated to the Posh Opp Shoppe must be washed and in good wearable condition. No tears or large stains.  Uniform donations are to be dropped directly to the Posh Opp Shoppe at the Glenhuntly location only.

All items are at significantly reduced prices.

KDSPA Buy Swap Sell Facebook Page

To buy or sell second hand school uniforms, The King David School Parents’ Association (KDSPA) has established a KDSPA Buy Swap Sell Facebook page. This is an easy way to buy, swap and sell all items of school uniform and textbooks.

Fee Schedule

A copy of the Fee Schedule can be downloaded HERE.

A copy of the Early Learning Centre Fee Schedule can be downloaded HERE.