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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. 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.

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.

Early Years Learning is offered at Xavier College for boys and girls from Kindergarten to Year 4 at our Burke Hall Campus in Kew and Kostka Hall Campus in Brighton. It means boys and girls from the same family can share their first seven years of Catholic education together.

We believe there are enormous benefits in combining a seamless program from Kindergarten to Year 4 as this allows for a continuously connected program of learning for our students.

Our staff members are fully engaged in delivering a range of programs designed to encourage students to be curious, ask questions, make discoveries, collaborate and to think independently. Teachers use a variety of teaching and learning strategies to support students in their learning.

We are committed to a process of structured inquiry that involves students actively engaging in their own learning.

We strive for a balance between the pursuit of understanding, the acquisition of knowledge and essential skills and attitudes.

Xavier College is authorised to deliver the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme. There is a strong alignment between this program and the philosophy and characteristics of a Jesuit education. Both focus on the growth of the whole child (intellectually, spiritually, aesthetically, socially, emotionally and physically) in the classroom and the wider world.

We have developed a comprehensive curriculum, which emphasises the importance of transdisciplinary learning the need to acquire skills in context, and to explore knowledge that is relevant to the lives of our students.

Our students are given opportunities to learn both within and beyond the boundaries of the traditional subjects of English, Mathematics, Religious Education, Humanities, Science and ICT.

Specialist subjects offered include: Music, Language other than English, Drama, Visual Arts, Health and Physical Education and Library.

Six transdisciplinary themes guide teachers in planning and developing Units of Inquiry in each year level. These focus on local, national and international perspectives and content.

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
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27 sporting activities
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Support staff

Support Staff

8 support staff
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Support Staff

3 extracurricular
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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

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