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Scotch College

Scotch College

VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs









Key facts

Principal: Mr Tom Batty

Number of boarders and year levels: 160, Years 7 to 12

Director of Admissions: Mr Guy Mason


School and Boarding House tours are held weekly. Please ring the Admissions Office for a booking on (03) 9810 4203.

Boarders are an integral part of the school community and boarding at Scotch gives boys from country areas and overseas access to an education of outstanding quality. By virtue of the diversity of experiences that boarders bring with them, this group of boys makes an enormous contribution to the character of the school.

For families living closer to Scotch, weekly boarding provides boys with all the benefits of a caring, supervised environment on the campus during the week, leaving weekends free to relax with family at home.

Located apart from the rest of the school, in a tranquil garden setting, the Boarding School is a welcoming and supportive community that emphasises the development of self-confidence, independence, and a tolerance and understanding of others.

Boarders can take full advantage of the breadth of Scotch’s teaching and co-curricular programs and facilities.Structured study periods in the evenings allow students to complete homework and study. Students also benefit greatly from the advice, encouragement and expert assistance from resident teaching staff, assistants and matrons.

Each of the three boarding houses is well staffed. Houses are under the direction of a senior member of the teaching staff who resides in the house with their family. Two single members of staff are also residents in each house, with two other staff members living with their families in houses nearby. A House Matron looks after laundry, sewing and basic first aid.

Younger students sleep in small, comfortable dormitory year groups whilst Year 12 students enjoy individual bedrooms. Meals are well balanced and nourishing.

Recreation areas provide ample opportunities for indoor activities and boarders are encouraged to use the school’s extensive leisure and sporting facilities. With 26 tennis courts, an indoor heated swimming and diving pool, squash courts, a weight-training room, a gymnasium, basketball courts and over 27 hectares of grounds, boarders have the best backyard in Melbourne in which to expend their energy.

There are several recreation rooms in each house, providing comfortable areas for reading, playing music, viewing television and playing games such as table tennis or billiards. Each house is also equipped with computers, providing broadband access to the internet and the school’s Intranet. A kitchenette allows boys to make beverages and snacks if they wish.

A laundry is located within the boarding house complex. Boarders are not required to do their own washing and ironing.

Under the guidance of the Activities Coordinator, boarders enjoy a busy weekend lifestyle both within the school grounds and when appropriate, in nearby Melbourne city. Inter-school sport, films, theme dinners, inter-house competitions and dances are just some of the additional activities provided. 

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1886
Up to Year 6: 430
In high school: 1456
In Year 12: 260

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: streamed and mixed
English classes: mixed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

46 VCE level 3/4 studies
439 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Latin,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

5 VET program(s) available
8 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 27%

Median Score 36

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 71%


Bachelor enrolled 83%

TAFE/VET enrolled 6%

Apprentice/Trainee 2%

Employed 2%

Activities and Support staff



66 music options
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47 sporting activities
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221 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

118 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

2 accelerated learning
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Support Staff

6 extracurricular
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Student Profile

Name: Jack Fowles

Year Level: Class of '09 / School Captain '10

Favourite Subject:

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!

Open days

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.

School fees at Scotch College

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.

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 10 $33,276
Year 12 $33,276

International Student Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 10 $46,206
Year 12 $46,206

Our Scholarships

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
Gender Name Male
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.
Tenure 6 years
Number Per Year 4

School Details

Principal: Mr Tom Batty

1 Morrison Street Hawthorn VIC 3122


Tel: (03) 9810 4203

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