Scotch College

Founded in 1851, Scotch College is one of the oldest schools in Victoria. Since 1916 it has been housed at a 30-hectare site in Hawthorn. With an educational policy based on Christian teaching, the school tries to draw from each boy the best scholastic level possible to prepare him for tertiary study and to provide experiences in sports, services and artistic and outdoor activities.

Facilities: The college has a magnificent garden setting beside the Yarra River and has facilities for primary and secondary classes, boarders, and sporting, cultural and outdoor activities. These facilities include a modern library and computer centre, lecture theatres, language centre, music school, chapel, hall and extensive outdoor sporting fields.

Boarding facilities: Set apart from the day school, the boarding house has a pleasant and peaceful garden landscape. Three separate boarding houses have dormitory accommodation for boys to Year 11, individual rooms for Year 12 students, resident heads of houses and assistants, kitchen facilities and recreational areas. There is a large dining room for all boarders. Boarders are fully involved in school programs. They are able to leave the school with friends, with permission. Both full and weekly boarding are available. On holidays, the houses are closed and boarders return home or stay with approved friends or relatives. After school, boarders have sport practice or free time. There are two supervised homework sessions each night with assistance from resident academic staff. On weekends there are inter-school sporting competitions, organised activities (including casual use of sports facilities), socials, workshop, in-house videos, films and leave to go to entertainment (such as AFL matches).

Curriculum: The academic program is based on the major subject areas of Languages, Humanities, Mathematics and Science. In Years 11 and 12 there are more than 30 VCE subjects to choose from.

Sport: All boys are involved in the sports program. The school has facilities for more than 20 sports.

Extra-curricular activities: Music, drama, military and pipe bands, Scout troop, sports first-aid program, cadet unit, outdoor program, community outreach and various clubs.

Student welfare programs: In the Junior School (Prep to Grade 6) class teachers are responsible for the overall development and happiness of the boys. Additional care is provided through the House system, through cross-age tutoring activities and the pastoral care co-ordinator. In the Senior School, Years 7 and 8 pupils are divided into year levels and cared for by the heads of each year level. For Years 9 to 12, boys are in house groups that are cared for by tutors and heads of houses.

Principal: Mr Tom Batty

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: Christian
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 1700 day students, including 160 boarders
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: Yes
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: Tuition from $7750 (Prep) to $9691 (Year 12) per instalment (three times a year), boarding $24,657 per annum
  • Address:1 Morrison Street, Hawthorn 3122
  • Phone:03 9810 4203
  • Fax:03 9810 4333
  • HSC/VCE Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Scholarships Available:
    Academic ability

    Means Tested (including Alexander Wright Wales Memorial Scholarships)

    Music (for boys with a passion for, and proven talent in, music)

    Boarding (for interstate and rural boys seeking a boarding experience)

    Indigenous students (see also Indigenous Partnerships)
  • Entry Year for Boarding:Year 7

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