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St Leonard's College

St Leonard's College

VIC, Melbourne Southern Suburbs & Western Port









St Leonard’s College is one of Melbourne’s leading independent schools for students from ELC to Year 12, and the school of choice for more parents than any other in Bayside Melbourne.

For over 100 years, we have provided young people with an education for life in an unrivalled atmosphere of love and commitment to developing the whole person.

Our students excel academically, enjoying first-class facilities and diverse co-curricular offerings. Our inspiring and caring teachers deliver a modern, relevant and dynamic curriculum in a physically, emotionally and spiritually safe coeducational environment.

We seek for our students to understand that their education is not only about what it can bring to their life, but through it what they might bring to the lives of others. We help them discover talents, interests and values that stay with them for life.


Set on picturesque grounds, a mixture of beautiful historic buildings and modern facilities support learning and provide a range of locations to relax, play and study. Students enjoy well-resourced libraries, music and art centres, dedicated Junior, Middle and Senior School buildings, multi-purpose halls and excellent sporting facilities.

Our new Visual Arts Centre provides specialist facilities equipped with the latest technologies and dedicated gallery spaces.

We recently opened a new library and a dedicated space for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programs. A redeveloped drama facility, including theatre and green room, is scheduled for completion before the end of 2017.


We offer an extensive range of subjects, including mathematics, science, LOTE (French, Japanese, Indonesian, German, Chinese and Spanish at various year levels); English, music, information and communications technology, STEM and a range of humanities and social sciences.

Our Talent Development Program provides extension activities and identifies opportunities for further academic challenge through participation in programs such as the da Vinci Decathlon, Tournament of Minds, Future Problem Solving and Spellmasters.

Our students regularly represent the college at national and international levels in these programs.


Students are encouraged to discover and develop skills and interests in a range of areas, including sport, debating, public speaking, drama, music, photography, media production and outdoor education. Our students enjoy unrivalled success in a range of state, national and international competitions.

Academic achievements

In Years 11 and 12, students choose either the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the VCE as their pathway to tertiary education. St Leonard’s College offers an extensive selection of subjects in both courses and our highly qualified and committed staff teach across both programs, ensuring students enjoy the best support and tuition available.

We are very proud of the results of the class of 2016.

Highlights included:

  • our IBDP duces (three students) achieving scores of 44 (ATAR of 99.85), placing them in the top 0.02% of IB Diploma graduates in the world
  • our VCE duces (two students) receiving ATARs of 99.35
  • 39 per cent of students gaining an ATAR of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10 per cent of the state
  • 65 per cent of students gaining an ATAR of 80 or above, placing them in the top 20 per cent of the state
  • Combined VCE/IBDP median ATAR of 85.75
  • IBDP median ATAR of 96.80

We welcome applications for places in ELC3, ELC4, Prep, and Years 4, 5, 7, 10 and 11.

Limited places are also available in other year levels as they arise.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1415
Up to Year 6: 415
In high school: 1000
In Year 12: 189

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

37 VCE level 3/4 studies
174 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Spanish,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

5 VET program(s) available
23 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12


Scores of 40+ 16%

Median Score 34

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 99%


Bachelor enrolled 69%

TAFE/VET enrolled 13%

Apprentice/Trainee 1%

Employed 3%

Activities and Support staff



17 music options
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49 sporting activities
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65 other clubs or activities
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Support staff

Support Staff

69 support staff
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Message from the Principal

St Leonard's College is a warm, vibrant and highly motivated community that enjoys the reputation of being one of the most respected and admired coeducational independent schools in Australia. We pride ourselves on developing an understanding in our young people that their education is a privilege and that its purpose is not so much about what it will bring to their lives, but through them what it can bring to the lives of others.

Our programs support and promote openness and tolerance. The diversity of our offering recognises and reflects the multiple intelligences that our students possess. Most importantly we recognise that a great school isn't only about grades; it's about creativity, engagement in a broad co-curricular offering, friendship, and young men and women living and working together in harmony. Moreover, this is facilitated in an environment that encourages the development of open and enquiring minds, and nurtures the character to allow our graduates to make valuable contributions in an ever-changing world.

Stuart Davis

School fees at St Leonard's College

The fees outlined below have been sourced from St Leonard's College for 2018. Some schools may include additional costs beyond tuition fees. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Primary Level Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Prep Fees $16,976
Grade 1 $19,348
Grade 2 $19,348
Grade 3 $22,132
Grade 4 $22,132
Grade 5 $24,188
Grade 6 $24,188

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $27,256
Year 8 $27,256
Year 9 $28,548
Year 10 $28,548
Year 11 $29,904
Year 12 $29,493

International Student Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 10 $38,250
Year 12 $39,600

Our Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from St Leonard's College for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Scholarship Name Academic Scholarship
Gender Name Coeducational
Eligibility Applicants for all scholarship categories are required to submit an application and undertake a written test in the year prior to entry. Selection is based on application and test results and where required, audition and/or interview with the Principal or Head of Section. For further information visit
Amount Comment Scholarships provide partial remission on consolidated fees.
Tenure To end of year 12

School Details

Principal: Mr Stuart Davis

163 South Road Brighton East VIC 3187


Tel: (03) 9909 9300

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