The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School
|Type||Independent, Co-educational, Progressive school, Day school|
|Founder||Margaret J. R. Lyttle|
|Colour(s)||Green and Gold|
Preshil, The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School, is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational, Progressive, school located in Kew, an eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. There are two campuses at Preshil, Arlington (Kindergarten and Primary Campus) and Blackhall Kalimna (Secondary Campus).
Preshil shares many similarities to the philosophies of influential educational thinkers including Rudolf Steiner, Maria Montessori, John Dewey, Friedrich Froebel and the school's founding Principal, Greta Lyttle in the early 1930s, providing progressive educational models that form the basis of its approach to learning.
Preshil is not only Australia’s oldest progressive school, but was also influential in the development of progressive pedagogy at the local, national and international levels. Seminal educationalists such as Alexander Neill, Dorothy Howard, Jean Stirrat, Oscar Oesor, June Factor, Dorothy Ross, Henry Schoenheimer and Elizabeth Hanby were influenced by Preshil, and the school's child-centred and play-based learning is today recognised in mainstream pedagogy.
Preshil offers classes for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 (Victorian Certificate of Education).
- Clare Bowditch, musician, winner of Best Female Artist award at 2006 ARIAS
- Lauren Burns, Olympic gold medallist, taekwondo, Sydney 2000.
- Dash and Will, Australian indie pop group
- Nicolette Fraillon, Chief Conductor of The Australian Ballet Orchestra 
- Todd Goldstein Australian Football player for North Melbourne
- Greg Hjorth Mathematician and Chess Champion
- Kaiya Jones Australian actress, known for The Saddle Club and Neighbours
- Peter Singer, philosopher.
- Burns, L. Fighting Spirit (Penguin Books, 2003). ISBN 0-670-04037-1
- Lyttle, Dermot. Preshil Uniquely Different (Kew: Preshil, 2002).
- White, Naomi Rosh. School Matters: The Preshil Alternative in Education (Port Melbourne: Mandarin, 1995).
- "Preshil vision is still splendid" by Matthew Pinkney, Herald Sun, 29 November 2005.
- Preshil and progressive education in Australia ABC Radio National
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