Wesley College, St Kilda Road

Wesley College, St Kilda Road

Melbourne VIC, Melbourne City Central

Wesley’s St Kilda Road campus is situated minutes from the Melbourne Central Business District. The campus comprises two sites, with the Middle and Senior Schools located on St Kilda Road and the Junior School in close proximity to High Street Road.

St Kilda Road Campus is a progressive learning environment where innovation and tradition intertwine. Just minutes from the heart of Melbourne’s central business district, Wesley College St Kilda Road attracts a vibrant and diverse community of more than 1,500 students from across Melbourne and around the world.

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A True Education

Wesley College is a leading co-educational, open-entry, IB World School. Established more than 150 years ago, the College has enriched the lives of thousands of students throughout its history.

At the heart of Wesley’s approach to education is our commitment to developing well rounded individuals who aspire to achieve their personal best in all areas of learning.

The College supports the development of every girl and boy from early childhood years through to Senior School, across three Melbourne metropolitan campuses.

  • Elsternwick: Three-year-olds to Year 9
  • Glen Waverley: Three-year-olds to Year 12
  • St Kilda Road: Three-year-olds to Year 12

At Wesley, the concept of the classroom extends beyond the traditional school space to a variety of settings, contexts and physical locations which expose, immerse and connect students to real-life learning opportunities. Some of these unique opportunities include:

Academic Excellence

Wesley College is one of the top VCE and IB schools in Australia, attracting students from a diverse range of countries and cultures.

Many of our Year 12 students receive offers from their first choice of leading Australian universities. Each year, more than 50 per cent of our students accept offers from The University of Melbourne and Monash University.

  • In 2020, 374 students completed their Year 12 studies; 56% of our Year 12 students studied the VCE, and 44% studied the IB DP.
  • The IB DP median ATAR was 94.05.
  • The Wesley combined median ATAR for VCE and IB DP was 86.40.
  • Two Wesley students achieved the highest possible ATAR of 99.95.
  • 46% of Wesley students attained an ATAR of 90.00 and above, placing them in the top 10% of the equivalent Year 12 cohort in Australia.
  • Almost two thirds of Wesley students (64%) achieved an ATAR of 80.00 and above, placing them in the top 20% of the equivalent Year 12 cohort in Australia.

A balanced education

At Wesley, we offer a comprehensive curriculum which enables students to reach their full potential.

Wesley is the first authorised IB World School in Victoria to offer the IB curriculum framework from early childhood learning through to Year 12.

Wesley’s open, inclusive, safe and vibrant environment nurtures and stimulates each individual to develop as an active and responsible physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual being.

Students are offered a rich variety of opportunities that promote academic excellence and co-curricular learning. Individual student interests are supported through a range of extension and enrichment programs, including visual and performing artssportmusicoutdoor education and community service.

Wesley students have won countless awards for their outstanding achievements in debating, music, visual arts, drama, literary festivals, and in national academic competitions.

Boarding at Wesley

Wesley’s contemporary boarding facility, Learning in Residence, is purpose built for senior school students in Years 9 to 12, who come from metropolitan Melbourne, rural Australia, and international locations across Asia and Europe.

Enrolments are open for full-time and weekly boarding options.

Alumni

The College has produced many outstanding alumni including:

  • 2 former Australian Prime Ministers
  • 1 Kyoto Prize winner
  • 1 Nobel Laureate
  • 23 Politicians
  • 13 Rhodes Scholars
  • 1 High Court Judge, 7 Supreme Court Judges, 2 Federal Court Judges and 1 Family Court Judge
  • 36 Olympic Athletes
  • A multitude of prominent Scientists, Teachers, Artists, Musicians, Actors, Leaders in Business and Philanthropy

 

To read about our IB Programmes, please click here.

To read more about our boarding school, please click here.

To read about our primary school, please click here.

Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1525
Up to Year 6: 65
In high school: 1460
In Year 12: 210

Gender in depth

Female: 45%

Male: 55%

Other Requirements


Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects Overview

Math classes: vertical, streamed and mixed
English classes: mixed
LOTE taught:
Chinese, French, Japanese

Senior secondary subjects overview

40 VCE level 3/4 studies
168 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

5 VET program(s) available
24 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+: 10%

Median Score: 32

Satisfactory completions of VCE: 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET: 100%

Destinations

Bachelor enrolled: 74%

TAFE/VET enrolled: 2%

Apprentice/Trainee: 1%

Employed: 3%


IB Results

Scores of 40+ 57%

Satisfactory completions of IB Diploma 97%

Activities & Support Staff

Activities

Activities (14)

Music

Music (12)

Sports

Sports (20)

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School Details

Sector

Independent

Level

Combined

Gender

Co-Ed

Religion

Uniting

Principal: Mr Nicholas Evans

Addresses:

577 St Kilda Rd Melbourne Victoria 3004

Tel: (03) 8102 6888

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