Essendon Keilor College

Essendon Keilor College

Essendon VIC, Melbourne Western Suburbs

Essendon Keilor College is a multi-campus college that has served the needs of the community for over 100 years and continues to provide excellent educational opportunities for all students.

Our vision is to develop accomplished citizens who contribute, live meaningfully and succeed.

Our two junior campuses deliver a program designed to meet the needs of students in Years 7 to 9. The senior campus provides a diverse curriculum at Years 10 to 12, including VCE, VET and VCAL, preparing all students to progress to further study and training.

Our graduates frequently return to tell us about their lives since leaving school. They all remark on how much they value the education they received at Essendon Keilor College.

In 2019, the college completed an $11 million rebuilding program to provide outstanding facilities and STEM learning centres for 21st-century teaching and learning.

Our college operates in a culturally diverse community and offers a breadth of educational services that support the aspirations of our students and their wide range of needs.

At Essendon Keilor College, students are not just one of a crowd. We know that every student is different, with different aspirations, needs and dreams. This makes the college a unique and exciting place to learn. Our dedicated junior schools focus on early learning and building solid educational skills, friendships and a sense of belonging. The personalised approach to teaching and learning continues at our senior campus in Essendon, and because there are many pathways to a successful career that run alongside the ATAR system, we make sure that each of our senior students can find their own path to tertiary education, vocational training and employment.

Our individual and personal approach to teaching and learning is the hallmark of our school, and you can be sure that you are attending a college where your education will really matter. Our college is well-known for the excellence of our academic programs, with the specialist senior campus offering VCE, VET and VCAL, and for our graduates progressing to a wide range of pathways.

Our students excel across a range of disciplines and are furthering their education at universities across Australia. Our 2020 Dux, Vicky Vu, is planning to study architecture at Swinburne University.

The college has a number of specialist programs. We have an elite sport program run in partnership with Victoria University, which prepares students for careers in the sport and recreation industry. Our college is known for its performing arts program. We also specialise in teaching languages other than English and work closely with local primary schools to foster the learning of languages at an early age.

With a strong international focus, our college has sister schools in Japan and Vietnam and students travel to visit these countries as well as Italy to hone their language skills. The college hosts an excellent International Students Program. For over 25 years, international students have joined the college to pursue their dreams and have gone on to study at universities in Australia and overseas.

All students have access to the latest technology through computer laboratories and the 1:1 computer program.

Regardless of your cultural background or circumstance, we encourage all prospective parents and students to join our vibrant college and welcoming community.

Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 696
In high school: 696
In Year 12: 128

Gender in depth

Female: 39%

Male: 61%

Other Requirements

Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects Overview

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed
LOTE taught:
Chinese, English as a second language, Italian, Japanese, Vietnamese

Senior secondary subjects overview

33 VCE level 3/4 studies
86 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

16 VET program(s) available
42 VET students
VCAL Available

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+: 3%

Median Score: 27

Satisfactory completions of VCE: 96%

Satisfactory completions of VET: 79%


Bachelor enrolled: 39%

TAFE/VET enrolled: 14%

Apprentice/Trainee: 17%

Employed: 8%

Activities & Support Staff

Accelerated learning

Accelerated learning (3)


Activities (108)


Music (30)


Sports (43)

Support Staff

Support Staff (88)

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School Details









Principal: Mr David Adamson


82 Quinn Gr Keilor East Victoria 3033

286 Buckley St Essendon Victoria 3040

19 Peters St Airport West Victoria 3042

Tel: (03) 8331 0100

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