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St Leonard's College

St Leonard's College

VIC, Melbourne Southern Suburbs & Western Port







In 1981, St Leonard’s College became both the first Victorian and Australian independent school to offer students the choice of either the VCE or International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) as pathways to tertiary education.
In an increasingly interconnected world, students compete both locally and internationally for tertiary places and employment opportunities. A broad education with a global perspective, such as that offered by the IBDP, is critical to success in life beyond the school gates. Its rigorous assessment scheme offers students the best preparation for the challenges of tertiary education.
The IBDP demands breadth, with students required to take subjects from areas such as science, mathematics and humanities, as well as at least one foreign language. The program is ideal for highly motivated and independent learners with strengths and interests in a range of disciplines. 
The IBDP also challenges students to consider how they might use their talents and skills to make meaningful contributions to the communities they live in. The development of this perspective is strongly aligned with our college’s ethical culture, one that is founded upon a strong moral purpose to develop genuine global citizens who respond to inequity, inequality and injustice. As global citizens, our students are armed with the necessary skills, values and attitudes required to build an economic and social future in an increasingly complex and ambiguous world.
Students at St Leonard’s College choose either the VCE or the IBDP with both pathways providing Year 12 graduates with an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
Since its introduction in 1981, the IBDP has enjoyed ever-growing popularity at St Leonard’s College. In 2018, 35 per cent of our senior students chose to study the IBDP as their pathway to national and international universities, and our results reaffirm our position as both Bayside’s leading independent school, and one of the highest performing schools in Victoria.
St Leonard’s College Class of 2018
 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Results
  • Oscar To - the IBDP Dux achieved a perfect score of 45/45 (ATAR 99.95), placing him equal best of all IBDP graduates in the world.
  • Joshua Cherubino - the IBDP Proxime Accessit achieved a score of 44/45 (ATAR 99.85), placing him in the top one per cent of IBDP graduates around the world.
  • Academic accolades also go to Lucy Callahan, Sonia Clements and Thomas Galloway for achieving a score of 43/45 (ATAR 99.70). This score is on par with our VCE Dux result.
  • Median ATAR of 95.75, placing 50 per cent of students in the top 4.25 per cent of students nationally.
  • 85 per cent of students achieved an ATAR of 90.00 or above.
  • 96 per cent of students achieved an ATAR of 80.00 or above.
  • 100 per cent of students achieved an ATAR of 70.00 or above.
With 38 years of experience and an excellent ongoing relationship with the International Baccalaureate Organisation, our IBDP students are provided with the very best support and tuition available, with Leonardians consistently achieving top-level scholarship entry into the best universities in Australia and overseas.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory with flexible options permitted

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: vertical, streamed and mixed
English classes: vertical, streamed and mixed
LOTE taught:
Chinese, French, Spanish, Other LOTE

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

41 VCE level 3/4 studies
179 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

12 VET program(s) available
28 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 20%

Median Score 34

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 98%


Bachelor enrolled 75%

TAFE/VET enrolled 7%

Apprentice/Trainee 1%

Employed 2%

Activities and Support staff



17 music options
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72 sporting activities
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215 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

120 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

11 accelerated learning
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Support Staff

22 extracurricular
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School Details

Principal: Mr Stuart Davis

163 South Road Brighton East VIC 3187

Tel: (03) 9909 9300

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