The Best of Both Worlds

Both Worlds

Scotch College gives boarders access to an exceptional education.

Offering boarders access to an outstanding academic education is a point of pride for Melbourne’s Scotch College. The non-selective school, which has been educating boys for more than 160 years, has a strong history of providing regional students with a high-quality curriculum and excellent teaching staff in a supportive environment.

From creative arts, to science and technology, to foreign languages, Scotch College students have unparalleled opportunities in working towards achieving their maximum potential.

However, it’s not only the education that makes Scotch College an in-demand school for boarders from across Australia. Tim Byrnes, Dean of Boarding, says the students have the ‘best of both worlds’. “As well as wonderful classroom teachers, boarders have access to extra tuition, with staff always at hand, facilities to practice sports on weekends, study sessions and a great sense of community,” Mr Byrnes says. “Boarding at Scotch is the extra on top of an outstanding school education.”

Captain of Scotch College’s boarding community, Will MacKenzie, says being able to attend Scotch College means access to a high-quality education. “At Scotch, I’m able to study subjects at a level I otherwise would not have had the chance to,” he says. “The calibre of the physics department, for example, is just incredible. The teachers are very knowledgeable and offer so much support.”

Boarder and vice captain of the school, Alex Meggitt, agrees, adding that as well as an excellent curriculum they have many opportunities to excel outside the classroom. “The school supports you in finding and pursuing your extra-curricular passions such as debating,” says Alex. “This is something that will help me succeed in my career as I plan to pursue law at The University of Melbourne.”

Community is another huge benefit to boarding at Scotch College. Both Will and Alex credit Scotch College’s support network with helping them find encouragement, build resilience and excel in the classroom. “Our shared experiences mean we are an extremely tight-knit community and are always there for each other, socially, emotionally and academically,” Alex says.

Overall, boarding at Scotch College provides the means for regional students to access the best education available. “We have a strong commitment to boarding and will continue this tradition into the future, ensuring regional families have access to a unique Scotch education,” school principal, Mr Batty, says.


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