Alia College offers a cheerful school experience in a nurturing and creative environment. The school encourages self-expression, and stimulates quality and creativity by avoiding unnecessary rules. By creating a university-type environment, Alia encourages and appreciates students as individuals and the community works with mutual regard for each member. The school emphasises group meeting times, community activities and problem solving. Alia holds high expectations of academic achievement for those who wish to accomplish their personal best and offers daily attention to students, both academically and socially. There are no uniforms, and teachers and students are on a first-name basis. Students receive considerable individual attention and are specifically taught the skills of academic learning and problem solving.
Curriculum: AliaCollege offers a flexible range of academic and creative arts subjects, including Music, Film and Drama, all aimed at success in VCE and beyond. Traditional subjects, such as Mathematics, Science and Languages (Latin, Japanese and French), are supplemented and supported by a curriculum that encourages independent thought, self-expression, responsibility, tolerance and personal development. Individual programs allow for both extension and recovery.
Sport: Soccer is a favourite sport at AliaCollege and most lunchtimes students and teachers trek to the nearby oval to play a friendly and inclusive match. Hockey Wednesday has become a regular fixture as well, thanks to the persistence of a number of students. Students and teachers often run these events together and this contributes to community integration.
A regular PE program is a part of timetabled classes.
Extra-curricular activities: Co-curricular activities include sailing, individual research projects, independent study, yoga, chess, stock market trading, debating, photography, camping, skiing, bicycle trips and overseas and local excursions. Each year, Alia provides an extensive range of opportunities for students to perform in music, dance, drama and art.