Sacré Cœur was founded on its Burke Road site in 1888 by the French order of nuns, the Society of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ). Its purpose is to “educate and empower our women to make a profound contribution to their world.”  This purpose statement reflects a commitment to educate each child, not just academically, but holistically with the goal of empowering her and building her confidence and resilience to respond to change and to live her life with a future focus.

Facilities: Beautiful heritage and modern buildings contain state-of-the-art facilities. Contemporary collaborative learning spaces all equipped with interactive technology, vibrant libraries containing quiet study space, learning pods and VR lab, junior IT lab, bright classrooms with natural light, purpose-built science laboratories, music school, gymnasium and fitness centre, creative and performing arts studios, chapel, hall, spacious playing field and multi-use sport courts.

Curriculum: Sacré Cœur’s curriculum is contemporary while drawing on its heritage of educating the whole student. All learning is based around four key pillars, connection, agency, mastery and authenticity, and students are provided with a wide variety of learning experiences (Prep to Year 12) that are age and stage appropriate. All students experience a curriculum that is differentiated with their individual learning styles considered. A wide variety of subjects is on offer with the opportunity for student choice (agency) occurring from Year 8. All students in the junior school (Joigny) and Years 7 and 8 learn to master coding, through the Digital Technologies curriculum and there is an emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) at Year 8 and in Year 9 through the special ‘Notre Monde’ (our world) program. Music, drama and languages (French, Japanese and Latin) are cornerstones of learning, both in the classroom, and through co-curricular opportunities at all levels. Running alongside the academic offerings is a wellbeing curriculum that supports students in their learning journey.

Sport: A wide range of sports is offered. The school is also a member of Girls Sport Victoria.

Student welfare programs:  Student welfare programs are extensive. A Director of Student Wellbeing, Careers Advisor and three psychologists/counsellors support the school’s pastoral programs.

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Girls

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 722 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: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: 12k - 16k Over 16k Prep - $10,360; Year 12 - $29,640
  • Address:172 Burke Road, Glen Iris 3146
  • Phone:03 9835 2700
  • Fax:03 9885 5936
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Scholarships Available:Years 7-12 – Academic Scholarships Years 5,6 and 7 – General Excellence Scholarships (Including but not limited to Sport, Art and Drama) Years 8 and 9 – General Excellence Scholarships (Including but not limited to Sport, Art and Drama) Years 10,11 and 12 – General Excellence Scholarships (Including but not limited to Sport, Art and Drama) Years 7-10 – Music Scholarships

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