Marryatville High School is located four kilometres east of Adelaide city centre, surrounded by eucalyptus trees on the banks of First Creek. The school offers all students a varied and academically challenging curriculum, with a special emphasis on music and tennis.
As one of four Specialist Interest Music Schools in South Australia, Marryatville High School is able to develop students with professional musical potential through lessons in musical development, theory and composition, concert practice and choir. The school’s orchestras, big bands and choirs are of the highest standard and continuously win national and international awards. The Music Centre is located in “Eden Park”, a historic Victorian building otherwise reserved for senior high school students. The former stables have been converted for the Music Centre and equipped with state-of-the-art technology including a recording studio.
The tennis program enables students who train at a high level to combine school and tennis lessons in an optimal way. Marryatville High School has won the national high school tennis championships several times.
Another focus is drama and the theatre program. The relatively new Marryatville’s Performing Arts Centre, “The Forge” serves as a stage for the high school’s theatre productions and is also often used by external theatre groups.