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Opened in April 2000 as an innovative specialist setting for leadership education, The Alpine School is unique within the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD). Situated at 1600 metres above sea level near Dinner Plain Village in the Victorian Alps, the school provides an intensive, high quality leadership and enterprise program for small teams of Year 9 students selected from Victorian government schools.

The Alpine School and its staff contribute in a considerable way to the social capital and fabric of the local community and play a valuable role in the economy and social life of Dinner Plain. The Alpine School Campus prides itself in generating and establishing unique communities.

The location of the Alpine School Campus allows a tremendous opportunity for exploring and interacting with many iconic locations in the Victorian Alps, including: The Victoria River, Mount Loch, various huts in the High Country, Swindler’s Spur and Mount Hotham. Seasonal features of the outdoor program include cross-country and downhill skiing, mountain bike riding along the Dinner Plain trails, caving at Mount Buffalo and White Water Rafting on the Mitta Mitta River.