School comparison (0)
Xavier College

Xavier College

VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs









At Xavier College, cura personalis, or care for the individual, forms the basis of all that we do. And what we do is set hearts on fire, empowering young people to venture into the world and have the courage to employ their passion in the service of others.

Xavier College is the only Jesuit Catholic school in Melbourne, offering an inspiring education which not only sets the heart aflame, but also fully engages heart, mind, body and spirit to serve in the wider world.

As vital as this tradition is, we are also at the leading edge of teaching methodology.

Xavier is one of the few schools to offer a genuine three-tiered education that emphasises high performance in every field, across three distinct campuses, in both co-educational and boys-only environments.

The Senior Campus is home to its senior school of Year 9–12 and its boutique Boarding School.

Today Xavier boarding is a niche offering. It can accommodate up to 76 boarders located in two distinct Houses — Year 9 and 10 and a separate Boarding House for Year 11 and 12.

The size and actual location of the houses is significant. The houses are centrally located at the very heart of the campus and we are committed to keeping our numbers low. With a small group of boys, it means we know every boy and every family. It is about the individual. The aim is to ensure the students feel safe, supported, encouraged and challenged.

A balance is maintained between the academic programs and co-curricular opportunities and the availability of modern facilities supports the programs aimed at the healthy development of adolescent boys living away from their homes.

While their time is organised, there is sufficient freedom to ensure that boarders also have that unstructured time which will enable them to plan, to make decisions and above all to learn how to use their time efficiently. Alongside established study routines, specific programs help boarders with time management and decision making.

Boarding at Xavier is built upon a strong three-way partnership between the College, the students and their parents. Parents are actively encouraged to be involved through a range of both formal and informal avenues of communication and participation, including a Boarding Parents’ Association which runs many activities throughout the year.

As a Jesuit school, training students for leadership is always a priority. Our goal within the very special pastoral relationships in the boarding house and within specific opportunities for leadership training is to encourage students to live a life where they will learn, where they will lead and where they will serve.

To book a personalised tour of the Senior Campus and Boarding House, please contact Head of Admissions, Di Odgers on 9854 5307 or email

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1987
Up to Year 6: 514
In high school: 1473
In Year 12: 247

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
English classes: mixed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

39 VCE level 3/4 studies
399 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

7 VET program(s) available
42 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12


Scores of 40+ 15%

Median Score 33

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 92%


Bachelor enrolled 76%

TAFE/VET enrolled 6%

Apprentice/Trainee 5%

Employed 1%

Activities and Support staff



11 music options
view all



27 sporting activities
view all

Support staff

Support Staff

8 support staff
view all


Support Staff

3 extracurricular
view all

School fees at Xavier College

The fees outlined below have been sourced from Xavier 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 $18,350
Grade 1 $18,350
Grade 2 $18,350
Grade 3 $18,350
Grade 4 $18,350
Grade 5 $24,550
Grade 6 $24,550

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $25,520
Year 8 $25,520
Year 9 $27,150
Year 10 $27,150
Year 11 $27,120
Year 12 $27,120

School Details

Principal: Mr William Doherty

135 Barkers Rd Kew VIC 3101
Studley Park Rd Kew VIC 3101
47 South Rd Brighton VIC 3186


Tel: (03) 9854 5307

School Profile:

Visit school's website

Have your details changed? Let us know.

Please fill out the form below to contact the school directly.

Location & Directions

Register below: