Assumption College Kilmore has been educating students in the Marist tradition since 1893. Within an hour’s drive of Melbourne, the town provides a wonderful rural environment as well as excellent recreational services, which include a golf course, bowling green and a leisure centre with an indoor heated pool. While the school was founded initially for local area boys, it now caters for boys and girls from the local area as well as regional Australia.

Facilities: During recent developments at the college, a trade training centre has been built which allows students to gain Certificates 1-4 in Hospitality. There is a dance studio, gymnasium, a specialist science and language centre (with an emphasis on Year 9 learning), an art and technology centre, a music wing and three new boarding houses.

Curriculum: The Years 7 to 10 curriculum focuses on building strong numeracy, literacy, ICT, thinking and learning skills. More than 30 VCE studies are available. There is growing demand for vocational education and training (VET) courses and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), as well as an increase in the number of school-based apprenticeships. The agricultural and horticultural studies program has recently been expanded. Such a broad curriculum helps students to gain the broadest possible education to equip them for life.

Co-curricular activities: Assumption offers a wide range of sporting and cultural pursuits. The college is a member of premier competitions in boys’ and girls’ sport, and there is a strong equestrian team. Drama, debating and music are popular with students.

Boarding facilities: Boarding is an integral component of AssumptionCollege. The new boarding houses cater for 72 boarders, with each house accommodating 24 students. Senior students have their own rooms and juniors are in either two-bed or four-bed rooms. The rooms are bright, warm and comfortable and provide each student with a desk, king-single bed, wardrobe and storage area. The school promotes close links between boarding and teaching staff to enable the monitoring of our students’ academic progress. Supervised study and on-site tutors ensure that boarders can reach their full academic potential. They have access to up-to-date ICT facilities in their houses, with links to the school network and internet. Because the college is close to Melbourne, students can take advantage of the many educational and recreational opportunities of a capital city. Such opportunities are not always available to families from isolated or smaller communities.

School Information

  • Type: Catholic
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 1215 students: 649 boys (48 boarders), 566 girls (24 boarders)
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: Available on request, please contact the college.
  • Address:Sutherland Street, Kilmore 3764
  • Phone:03 5782 1422
  • Fax:03 5782 1902
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Sports, debating, performing arts, social justice

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