First established in 1839, St Michael’s is the oldest continuing Lutheran school in Australia. The German settlers, upon starting a new life in Hahndorf, founded the school so that their children would be taught the Lutheran faith and German heritage.
The school was closed by an Act of Parliament in 1917 at the height of the First World War and remained closed until its reopening in 1946.
During the sixty years since its re-opening at the present site, several major building programs and refurbishments have been undertaken to ensure that the school community has the best educational facilities possible.
Today, St Michael’s is a school for all residents of the Adelaide Hills community.
Over the decades, St Michael’s has retained its core value of teaching the Christian faith. We pride ourselves on providing Christ-centred, quality education to our students.