Scotch College is one of the most respected and dynamic schools in Australia, providing an integrated range of educational programs for boys from the Preparatory year to Year 12.
Founded in 1851, Scotch College is one of the oldest schools in Victoria. Located on one campus in the heart of suburban Melbourne, the school’s magnificent grounds span 27 hectares, which are flanked by the Yarra River. The school has one core goal — to develop each boy to his full potential. The success of our former students, many of whom have made significant contributions to life in Australia and throughout the world, reflects our commitment to this goal.
We pride ourselves on the depth and breadth of our curriculum and the excellence of our teaching staff. Through their guidance and a flexible and modern curriculum, students learn the core values of integrity, leadership, compassion and social responsibility. As part of our rich heritage, we are proud to offer some of the most impressive facilities of any school in the country. Whether a boy has an interest in the creative arts, sports, science, technology, academic excellence or foreign languages, he will have unparalleled opportunities in working towards achieving his maximum potential.
The school is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of Victoria. Christian teachings underpin Scotch’s philosophy and practices; from each boy’s first day we work to encourage a sense of community and respect for others.
It is our belief that extraordinary individuals are shaped through a learning environment that gives equal consideration to the development of the mind, body and soul. Every student is encouraged to take part in a wide and challenging variety of activities in the classroom, sports and creative arts.
Academic results at Scotch are exceptional, but our overall emphasis is on helping each student to achieve his personal best in every endeavour.
To give each boy the maximum opportunity to reach his full potential, Scotch offers a range of educational and co-curricular programs tailored to challenge him at every stage
of his intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical development.
Students begin to make a limited number of subject choices in Year 7 and Year 8, with specific choices postponed for as long as practicable. The introduction of advanced work in specialist areas is left until the final years of schooling.
Students learn to broaden their horizons and appreciate other cultures. German is studied in the Junior School, and French, German, Italian, Indonesian, Mandarin Chinese and Latin are offered for study in the Senior School.
Highly skilled staff assist in ensuring that all students, including those with learning difficulties and very able students, have every opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential across all areas of the curriculum.
Fundamental to all of our programs is a commitment to pastoral care. We believe in fostering an environment that is supportive, caring and fulfilling — an environment in which each student can develop self-esteem and a belief in his ability to achieve his ambitions. A highly effective framework ensures that each student receives individual support and attention. Class teachers monitor the overall development and welfare of individual students in the Junior School. In the Senior School, a combination of senior staff and tutors work together to ensure that all students receive personal attention and develop a strong sense of belonging.
College Chaplains also play a key role in the area of student welfare and are available for guidance or simply a friendly conversation.
In addition to adult role models and counsellors, each boy benefits from having mentors closer to their own age. A buddy system in the Junior School and a peer support program in the Senior School teaches older students the importance of responsibility and leadership, and helps younger boys to become confident members of the school community.
The uniform is compulsory and enforced
Total enrolment: 1886
Up to Year 6: 430
In high school: 1456
In Year 12: 260
Accepts international students
Math classes: streamed and mixed
English classes: mixed
46 VCE level 3/4 studies
439 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Latin,
5 VET program(s) available
8 VET students
Scores of 40+ 27%
Median Score 36
Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%
Satisfactory completions of VET 71%
Bachelor enrolled 83%
TAFE/VET enrolled 6%
The school years are a one-off journey delivering opportunities and experiences which resonate throughout a lifetime.
At Scotch we achieve outstanding success in those things societies like to measure whilst valuing a full school life that sets the same expectations when pursuing academic goals, pulling on a football jumper, tuning a cello, learning lines for a play or heading off to camp.
We believe in establishing sound foundations while lighting the fires for future growth. Strong traditions breed values of integrity, tolerance and service, while educational research delivers an innovative curriculum promoting curiosity and self-worth. We are fortunate with our extensive grounds, exceptional facilities and staff of real commitment who, in building relationships of trust and intimacy, create the space for boys to question, initiate and lead.
We value each boy's time with us. It is a journey based on Christian principles; one full of energy and diversity; one that unearths interests and talents; and one we believe leaves boys in great shape for the next leg in a challenging, exciting world.
Name: Jack Fowles
Year Level: Class of '09 / School Captain '10
I've always said that what Scotch does best is help boys find their passions in life. For me, this was theatre. The staff and facilities at Scotch helped me to pursue this interest wholeheartedly - something that has continued into my adult life. In 2013, I joined The Ten Tenors (an international singing group) where I performed a mixture of rock, opera and pop songs to crowds in America, Europe, Australia and Asia. I've since gone on to pursue postgraduate study in London, undertaking a masters degree in theatre producing and entrepreneurship. It is my ambition to work in the entertainment industry bringing the best of the West End and Broadway to Australia. I owe much to my experience at Scotch; it helped me - like so many others - embark on a journey following my passion and experiencing the great fulfilment from taking up life's many opportunities!
The open days listed below have been sourced from Scotch College for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.
The fees outlined below have been sourced from Scotch 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.
The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Scotch College for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.
|Scholarship Name||Academic Scholarship|
|Eligibility||For entry into Years 7, 9 and 10. Based on English and Maths exams and an interview. May involve a family means test.|
|Amount Comment||Various amounts, but usually half or full remission of tuition fees. May also provide some remission of boarding fees.|
|Number Per Year||4|
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