Melbourne High School is Victoria’s only academically selective school for boys in Years 9 to 12. It is the oldest and most prestigious government secondary school in Victoria. Amongst its former students are national leaders in all walks of life. In addition to its academic program the schools offers the most extensive range of co-curricular and extension programs available. Year 9 entry is via an examination conducted in term two of the previous year and is open to any boy currently enrolled in his second year of secondary schooling in Australia or overseas. Students are required to be Australian citizens or hold a permanent resident visa. There is a smaller Year 10 intake and limited places at other year levels.

: A state-of-the-art learning facility including sports fields, turf cricket wickets, tennis courts, heated indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, indoor basketball courtfields, extensive library, music rooms, art centre, technology rooms, and an outdoor education centre at Millgrove (Warburton Ranges). The school makes extensive use of information technology including a one-to-one iPad program.

Curriculum: The school offers a broad academic and co-curricular program for Years 9 to 12 and has an unsurpassed record of achievement in academic, sporting and cultural attainment. Years 9 and 10 study a core curriculum together with a small academic elective program under which at least one language must be taken. During the VCE, a varied range of academic studies maintains intellectual rigour. VET and university extension studies are also available.

Sport: Over 40 sports are available, with weekly sport being compulsory through all year levels, and opportunities to join teams for afternoon and weekend competition.

Extra-curricular activities: The school offers an extensive and rich co-curricular program including access to 30 musical ensembles, performing and visual arts festivals, national and overseas tours, outdoor education and more than 40 special interest clubs and societies, including Army and Air Force cadets.

Student support: Every student is supported through a dedicated pastoral care team who work together to provide an environment conducive to personal wellbeing and academic success. The school recognises and supports the diversity of the student body and encourages all students to develop a strong sense of self worth. The welfare and discipline policy outlines expectations and responsibilities of students, teachers and parents.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Boys

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 9 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 1370 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:Forrest Hill, South Yarra 3141
  • Phone:03 9823 7199

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