Mount Scopus Memorial College is a co-educational, Modern-Orthodox Zionist Jewish day school. The objective of the college is to provide a dynamic, rigorous and values-based Jewish and general education to students from three-year-old Kindergarten to Year 12. Early learning (K–3) is offered at campuses in East St Kilda and Caulfield South; the upper primary, Middle and SeniorSchools are at the Gandel Campus in Burwood. The college runs an extensive private bus service to the Gandel Campus, which is also serviced by public transport. Scopus focuses on the full and balanced development of each child and encourages the pursuit of excellence in all spheres. The college embeds in its students an appreciation and understanding of their heritage and their place in the community. Scopus is an accredited school for the IBO’s Primary Years program and Middle Years program, which help students develop independent thinking skills, positive attributes and a global outlook. Scopus is known as a happy school, where students enjoy their education. This is because the school offers a wide range of subject choices, so they can learn what they love; and because the program includes both stimulating classroom activity and extensive informal education.

Facilities: These vary on each campus. The main Gandel Campus at Burwood has sporting ovals, a gymnasium, tennis courts, swimming pool, performing arts centre, multimedia centre, cafeteria, computer rooms and more.

Curriculum: MountScopus offers a broad curriculum encompassing both general and Jewish studies. A wide range of electives and VCE options (including VET and tertiary studies) means that every student has an enjoyable and meaningful education. As an accredited school for the International Baccalaureate Organisation’s Primary Years and Middle Years Programs, the curriculum is a values-based one which encourages global awareness and giving back to the community.

Sport: The college has extensive sporting facilities on the Gandel Campus and a commitment to sport which includes participation in inter-school, state and even national competitions. More than 20 sports are offered, with professional coaching to ensure students reach their potential.

Extra-curricular activities: Students are encouraged to participate in community service activities, the annual house play competition, college musical, public speaking and school publications, outreach, clubs and competitions. Leadership opportunities are available from early Primary school through to school captaincy in Year 12.

Student welfare programs: Mount Scopus maintains a caring environment that enables each student to develop to their full potential. Student services staff in both Primary and Secondary oversee extension, enrichment and remediation programs and provide pastoral care.

School Information

Mount Scopus Memorial College
  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Jewish
  • Year: Year 1 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 1520 Students.
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • 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: On Application.
  • Address:245 Burwood Highway, Burwood 3125
  • Phone:03 9834 0000
  • Fax:03 9834 0001
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:community service activities, the annual house play competition, college musical, public speaking and school publications, outreach, clubs and competitions

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