Founded in 1864 (Ballarat College) and 1868 (Clarendon College), Clarendon educates students from Ballarat, country Victoria, interstate and overseas. Pupils are encouraged to benefit from the academic and co-curricular programs to develop their talents to the full.

Facilities: The school consists of four sub-schools: Junior (Mair Street campus) and Middle, Yr 9/10 and SeniorSchools (all at Sturt Street campus). In addition to classrooms and laboratories there is a gymnasium, indoor heated pool, boatshed, performing arts centre, cafe and 21st-century library. There is a Year 9 campus at Grassy on KingIsland where students spend an entire term.

Curriculum: A notebook computer program commences at Year 5, integrating information and communications technology skills into the curriculum. The Years 7 to 9 curriculum is based around the following learning areas: literacy, numeracy, thinking, creativity, global learning, and personal futures. In VCE there is a wide range of subject choices including those offered as part of the VET program. Most students go on to tertiary studies. The school is accredited by the government authority to cater for overseas students. (CRICOS Reg. no 00557G.)

Sport: Many sport options including, but not limited to, athletics, tennis, cricket, netball, rowing, football, basketball, softball, hockey, soccer, table tennis, cross-country, badminton, lawn bowls and swimming.

Co-curricular activities: Extensive performing arts program including Music, Drama and Dance. Also Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

Student welfare programs: School counsellor, chaplain, heads of house, learning mentors, boarding tutors and other staff provide a caring support network for all students, including subject and careers advice.

Boarding facilities: Boys and girls are accommodated in separate buildings, mostly in single or twin rooms, with their own study facilities. Shared cafe college facilities and access to facilities of the day school are offered. The school provides a stable and welcoming environment for boys and girls whose families live in the Ballarat community, at a distance or whose mobility or other circumstances present difficulties accessing educational programs. A wide range of activities encompassing sport and visual and performing arts is available to boarders. Supervised homework within boarding houses with significant overlap between tutors and teaching staff. Weekend activities program during term.

School Information

Ballarat Clarendon College
  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Uniting Church
  • Year: Kindergarten - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 1340, including 150 boarders
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: Own Preschool
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: Less than 4k 12k - 16k Tuition from $3,600 for Pre-school to $16,800 at Year 12. Boarding from $10,200 for Year 7 to $15,300 for Year 12
  • Address:1425 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350
  • Phone:03 5330 8200
  • Fax:03 5331 1513
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Extensive performing arts program including Music, Drama and Dance. Also Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
  • Scholarships Available:Academic Performing Arts Visual Arts

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