Founded in 1970 as a Catholic Regional College, St James College Bentleigh East offers tuition to students from Years 7 to 10. St James College embraces the charism of the De La Salle Brothers, a Community of Religious men founded in France by St John Baptist De La Salle.

St James College provides students with the latest facilities for learning. All learning areas are air-conditioned, equipped with the latest technology and interactive boards. In addition, St James College has five computer centres, new science and media studies buildings and materials technology facilities. The school is proud of its large hall/indoor sports centre and gymnasium, multi-sports all-weather courts and oval.

Curriculum: St James College offers all boys a broadly based, comprehensive education including TAFE accredited studies and VCE units for Years 9 and 10 students, preparing young men for life-long learning. Major learning areas include Religious Education and the traditional core subjects, along with specialist studies in Languages, Arts and Technology. St James College is a specialist Middle Years college addressing the particular needs of this age group. Extension and cultural activities include: Drama and Performing Arts, Music, Debating, Public Speaking, Chess, as well as subject competitions. The Applied Learning Co-ordinator facilitates the VET programs and is the liaison for TAFE and Pathway courses. Students are encouraged to participate in Social Action work through Lasallian Service and other opportunities.

Sport: Physical activity is an important part of St James College life with the young men involved in athletics, football, basketball, cricket, cross-country, hockey, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Inter-school competition is enthusiastically supported, with highly successful results.

Student welfare programs: St James College is committed to caring for the spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional needs of all the young men and takes consideration of their diverse backgrounds. St James College is a school with a strong pastoral care program and a close bond among the young men, their families and college staff. The home-room teachers and year-level co-ordinators work together with the Student Support Teacher and Counsellor to support all students.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 10
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 470 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: 4k - 8k $4500
  • Address:156–162 Bignell Road, East Bentleigh 3165
  • Phone:03 9575 8100
  • Fax:03 9563 8560

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