Kindergartens & Schools


There are eight kinders across Ararat Rural City - see below.  Grampians YMCA manages enrolments for six of our kindergartens centrally:

  • Ararat North Kindergarten
  • Carey Street Kindergarten
  • Jack and Jill Kindergarten
  • Lake Bolac Kindergarten
  • St Andrews Kindergarten
  • Willaura Kindergarten


Along with the sessional kindergartens, Ararat has two long day care centres that offer 3 and 4 year old kinder programs along with long day care for 6 week to school age children.


Ararat Early Learning Centre

03 5352 2892

Locally owned and operated by Kerri and Scott Turner



Ararat Village - Early Learning Centre

03 5352 1473


The Ararat Regional Library also has educational programs for children.  Go to our Library page for full details about Baby Rhyme time and other fun activities.


Ararat Rural City has 3 Secondary Schools and 9 Primary Schools:

Ararat North Primary School                   

Ararat Primary School

Ararat West Primary School                         

Buangor Primary School

Elmhurst Primary School

Maroona Primary School

Moyston Primary School

Pomonal Primary School

St Mary's Primary School

Skene Street Specialist School

Willaura Primary School

Ararat Community College

Lake Bolac Community P-12 College

Marian College