Erasmus Primary School is an independent, non-denominational primary school that draws on some of the great philosophic traditions from across the world. It is devoted to providing the finest education for Years Prep – 6 and is one of the worldwide group of 11 Renaissance schools which offer courses in philosophy and self-development to adults.
The school’s focus is the cultivation of every aspect of the child’s being – body, mind, heart and spirit, and it offers an ambitious and creative curriculum including philosophy, meditation and mindfulness as a way of nurturing these four aspects of the being. All staff and students eat together every day, enjoying a freshly prepared vegetarian morning tea and lunch.
The first of these schools of philosophy/Renaissance schools (known as the School of Economic Science) was established in London in the 1930s, and a number have gone on to establish children’s schools around the world – St James Schools London, Johannesburg and Durban; John Scottus School Dublin; John Colet School Sydney and Ficino School Auckland. Erasmus Primary School was first established in 1996 by the School of Philosophy Melbourne. All share the same guiding ethos, which acknowledges that every person shares the same universal essence, and that given the right conditions, all have the capacity to grow to their full potential.
The only building factor which faces the reasonable man is building characters. Particularly before the age of sixteen it is very essential that certain foundations must be laid before young people proceed into the world for activity and their position.